He’s on the road to recovery. Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro recently admitted that he entered a rehab facility. Speaking with Us Weekly, the father-of-one, 33, got candid about his journey. Scroll through the gallery below to see what he had to say.
Ronnie, who has a 10-month-old daughter named Ariana Sky, told the publication: “I decided to go to treatment because I wanted to be a better person, a better father for my daughter.”
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Where It All Began …
As many of us have witnessed during his stint on Jersey Shore and Jersey Shore Family Vacation, Ron likes to party. However, he began to notice that his drinking was getting out of control and it started to catch up with him.
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Rock Bottom, No More!
“Eventually, all the bad decisions I was making were going to lead me to places that I didn’t want to be. I wanted to be led to the place that I am now – that’s happy, healthy and the best role model for my daughter,” he continued.
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There’s Still More Work to Do …
The MTV alum confessed that despite his dedication to his sobriety and an overall happier lifestyle, he still has a ways to go.
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It’s a Vicious Cycle …
“I think it’s a chronic disease. It’s a progressive disease. I’m still struggling,” Ronnie described his alcohol abuse.
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Ronnie Saw the Light!
Over time, Ronnie began to realize that he was powerless over his drinking.
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He Emphasized a Lack of Control …
“You stop and you start up again, and it’s worse than when you stopped. You’re just like, ‘Wow, I thought I had this under control,’ but at the end of the day, it has full control over you,” Ronnie confessed.
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You’re Not Alone!
Ronnie’s admission that alcohol has controlled his life rings true to many who struggle with addiction.
As of now, MTV has yet to release the exact premiere date. However, you can expect to see your favorite reality cast back on TV come summer 2019. Fans can also expect Ronnie’s recovery process to be a part of the storyline.