McCarthy opens up about drug abuse

Jenny McCarthy signs copies of her book "Bad Habit" in Hollywood, California. (WENN.COM...

Jenny McCarthy signs copies of her book "Bad Habit" in Hollywood, California. (WENN.COM PHOTO)

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Model/actress Jenny McCarthy once became hooked on prescription medication, and used to pop as many as 10 pills a day.

The Playboy pin-up recounts her experiences with rave drug Ecstasy in her new autobiography, Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic, and also delves into her struggle with Vicodin.

McCarthy refused to check into a rehabilitation clinic to kick her addiction to the potent painkiller, and instead tackled the withdrawal process by sweating it out.

Talking about her book, she tells E! News, "(I took) eight, 10 a day. Trying to come off of it was awful. The detox was crazy bad. No, (I didn't go to rehab). You just get off of them, sweating and freezing."


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