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Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino on Life After Jersey Shore and Getting Sober

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Talks Life After Jersey Shore and Getting Sober

Originally posted 07/15/2014 02:25PM

Two years after he filmed the final season of MTV's smash hit Jersey Shore, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is moving on with his life – but it wasn't so easy.

"When I had gotten out of Jersey Shore, I had a year to settle down and find out who I was, and I wasn't in the best shape," Sorrentino tells PEOPLE. "I had to rebuild myself inside and out."

That included gaining control of an addiction to prescription medication, drugs and alcohol, with a trip to rehab in 2012.

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Amber Valletta Reveals Her Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Amber Valletta Reveals Her Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Originally posted 07/14/2014 10:45AM

Amber Valletta has revealed her battle with drugs and alcohol in a new video.

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How Robert Downey Jr. Is Fighting to Help His Son

Inside Robert Downey Jr.'s Fight to Help His Son Indio After Drug Arrest

Originally posted 07/10/2014 08:00PM

Robert Downey Jr. has been down this path before.

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Robin Williams Goes Back to Rehab to Focus on Commitment to Sobriety | Robin Williams

Robin Williams Back in Rehab to 'Focus on Continued Commitment' to Sobriety

Originally posted 07/01/2014 03:10PM

Robin Williams is back in rehab, but not because he fell off the wagon – he's sober and wants to make sure he stays that way.

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More Than 50 Require Medical Treatment During Avicii Concert in Boston

More Than 50 People Require Medical Treatment During Avicii Concert in Boston

Originally posted 06/26/2014 11:10AM

An Avicii show in Boston transformed into a "Level 2 Mass Casualty" incident Wednesday night when more than 50 people required medical treatment for illnesses.

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True Blood's Chris Bauer Reveals His Drug and Alcohol Past

True Blood's Chris Bauer Reveals His Drug and Alcohol Past

Originally posted 06/22/2014 06:05PM

His TV alter ego, Sheriff Andy Bellefleur on HBO's True Blood, has seen his share of mysterious pasts. But in real life, Chris Bauer has been harboring a dark secret of his own.

The actor, 47, has been sober for seven years, following a decades-long battle with drugs and alcohol.

"It was a slow-motion catastrophe," Bauer tells PEOPLE. "I wasn't just out of control, I was 100 percent off my path."

Finally choosing to reveal his story is "intuitive and spontaneous," Bauer says. "I got sober right after I shot the pilot for True Blood. Now that it's winding down, I'm in touch with how much my life has changed from getting my act together."

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Deryck Whibley: I'll Be 'Back Out on Stage Before You Know It'

Deryck Whibley Posts New Photo, Promises to Be 'Back out on Stage Before You Know It'

Originally posted 05/27/2014 07:30PM

Deryck Whibley is on the mend.

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Deryck Whibley: If I Have One More Drink I Will Die

Deryck Whibley: If I Have One More Drink I Will Die

Originally posted 05/18/2014 09:20AM

Avril Lavigne's ex-husband, Deryck Whibley, has gone public about his battle with alcohol addiction in a candid post on his website that prompted Lavigne to Tweet her support.

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Get a Sneak Peek at Lindsay Lohan's Docuseries Finale

Lindsay Lohan's OWN Documentary Series Finale: Get a Sneak Peek

Originally posted 04/18/2014 08:30AM

The two-hour finale of Lindsay seems primed to keep people talking about Lindsay Lohan's struggle to revive her career and stay sober.

"It's a really f–––––-up disease and it's really scary," she says through tears as she talks about alcoholism in this sneak peek from the finale.

The episode hints at Lohan's bout with temptation as she sits at a party while champagne flows around her, and tackles the fallout from a leak of her supposed list of former lovers. It also promises to answer why Lohan briefly went M.I.A. during production on the series.

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Elizabeth Vargas's Husband Addresses Cheating Report, Acknowledges 'Long-standing Issues'

Elizabeth Vargas's Husband, Marc Cohn, Addresses Cheating Report

Originally posted 03/14/2014 01:55PM

"Walking in Memphis" singer Marc Cohn is responding to a report he cheated on his wife Elizabeth Vargas while she was in rehab.

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