Mike Sorrentino, who’s higher often called “The Situation,” simply reached a serious milestone in his life.
On Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, the Jersey Shore star took to Instagram to mark three years of sobriety following a longtime battle with prescription treatment, drug, and alcohol habit.
“Big daddy Sitch celebrating 3 years of sobriety & teaming up with @discoveryinstitute_nj to deliver a vacation meal to Phoenix Recovery House in Eatontown NJ for Christmas,” Sorrentino wrote to his 1.7 million followers, captioning a festive snapshot of himself smiling forward of the vacations.
As Nicki Swift beforehand reported, Sorrentino, 36, opened up about his sobriety throughout an interview with People journal in April 2017. “It’s my life, and I’ve to take care of it,” the MTV star instructed the publication on the time. “If I’m not wholesome mentally and bodily, I’m not going to make it.”
While talking about sustaining his sobriety in a current Instagram video for the Discovery Institute for Addictive Disorders, the place he accomplished a rehab stint, Sorrentino admitted, “I used to be truly a bit insecure. I used to be identified to be, you recognize, one of the larger partiers on Jersey Shore. I instructed myself, you recognize, I’m going to must proceed to problem myself in my restoration.”
It has actually been a whirlwind of a 12 months for Sorrentino, who tied the knot with faculty sweetheart Lauren Pesce in early November 2018 — shorty after receiving an eight-month jail sentence for tax evasion. After spending the vacation season together with his longtime love, the TV persona will have till Jan. 15, 2019, to give up himself to the Bureau of Prisons. For their half, the newlyweds can be blissful to lastly transfer ahead from the ordeal later subsequent 12 months. As Pesce, 33, wrote on social media after her beau’s sentencing, “We are blissful to place an finish to this chapter and excited to maneuver ahead in our future. We are blessed to have our well being and the outpouring of assist from household, associates & followers. We love you.”
A quantity of different celebs have shared updates on their very own journey towards sobriety in current weeks, together with Backstreet Boy singer AJ McLean. “Look, I’ve no disgrace in saying, I’ve relapsed over the previous 12 months. It’s no secret that it is a illness, and that it is a day by day battle,” the “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” hitmaker, who’s battled alcohol abuse, instructed People journal final month. However, he added, “If you encompass your self with an excellent assist group, should you go to conferences, should you speak to different addicts … You must make it a life-style, you really do.”
If you or somebody you recognize is fighting habit, please name the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s 24/7 National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.