Mikey, Mikey whatever will you do??
It’s actually not surprising that Mike is/was an alcoholic. If you’ve watched even one Jersey Shore episode, the cast is drunk prettttyyy much the entire time - sadly, alcohol plays a HUGE part in the program's entertainment value.
Additionally, Mikey is a savvy business partier off-show, charging 6 figures for nightclub appearances in which he is required to party hardy. A source close to the Sitch has said: