The Situation sat down with MTV News for his first interview since voluntarily seeking treatment for an addiction to prescription medication at the tony Cirque Lodge in Utah. Sitch says that he was strictly addicted to pain killers for the energy they provided him—"It's a pain killer, you're not tired anymore" (is that even possible?)—denying that he had any issues with cocaine, despite the photos and video of him using the drug circulating around the internet. He also said that he does not have a problem with alcohol. He also told an incredulous Sway that he will, indeed, be returning to Karma and Bamboo and probably Headliners, too, when he resumes filming the new season of Jersey Shore this summer. While he definitely is sober in the interview, his sentiments and vagueness don't really sound like the musings of someone who is serious about recovery.

Snooki, on the other hand, recognizes the Jersey Shore house as an unhealthy environment, and will not be living with her roommates this summer. The reality star, who will be in her third trimester during filming, will live in a private residence nearby.


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