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Steve-O back "in a mental institution" after 115 days of sobriety


By Christopher Rocchio, 07/07/2008 

More than 100 days of sobriety have apparently caused Stephen "Steve-O" Glover to realize he needs more time in the self-described looney bin.

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"I've now been clean for 115 days, and I'm, again, in a mental institution," wrote Steve-O in a July 3 posting on his personal website.  "I did so much cocaine, ketamine, pcp, nitrous oxide, and all sorts of other drugs, that, quite simply, my brain is f**ked up."

While the 33-year-old former Jackass, Wildboyz and Dr. Steve-O star claims his "cognitive skills are alright," he has still been "frequently" suffering from "horrible mood swings and severe depression."

"Those of you who have followed my warped mind's trail on the Internet for a significant amount of time have, I'm sure, been very aware of those attributes, but, I just want you all to know that four f**king months (almost) of not touching a damn thing that a psychiatrist didn't perscribe to me hasn't changed that s**t," wrote Steve-O.

"The medication that is prescribed to me doesn't do the trick every day, let's just put it that way. I'm back in the looney bin trying to get that s**t right. The bottom line is that doing drugs f**ked my ass up and I'm going to be paying for it for a long time, probably for the rest of my life. Everyone's going to make their own decisions in life, but nobody needs to make the same mistakes I made."

Steve-O was placed under citizen's arrest on March 3 at his Hollywood apartment complex on suspicion of vandalism and drug possession after he was filmed putting holes in the wall of a neighbor's apartment.  He was charged with felony cocaine possession stemming from the incident.

Realizing it was time to for Steve-O to clean-up his act, his friends "physically forced" him to go to Thalians Mental Health Center, where he completed a four-day stint under observation after an alleged suicide attempt. He then underwent further evaluation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Last month Steve-O pleaded guilty to a felony cocaine possession charge, however he'll avoid jail time if he's able to successfully complete his treatment program.

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