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President Barack Obama Opens Up About His History Of Drug Use In Candid MTV Special: 'I Pretty Much Tried Whatever Was Out There'

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Say no to drugs… but yes to MTV specials!

With Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton taking up nearly all of the spotlight in today's political sphere, President Barack Obama has to find unique ways to spend his last few days in office.

Luckily, one of the final items on his docket just so happens to be opioid addiction prevention, so he teamed up with Macklemore for the music network's upcoming documentary Prescription For Change: Ending America's Opioid Crisis!

Photo: Malia Obama Closes Her Summer Out With A Bong!

In a teaser for Tuesday's hour-long special, POTUS opens up about his own history with drugs and alcohol while admitting his biggest vice was actually cigarettes, saying:

"For me, when I was a teenager, I used drugs; I drank. I pretty much tried whatever was out there, but I was in Hawaii, and it was a pretty relaxed place. I was lucky that I did not get addicted — except to cigarettes, which took me a long time to kick — but, it does seem as if the speed with which you get hooked on opiate-based medicines is fierce."

So candid!

But he wasn't just talking about his own personal struggles with substance abuse… the President's even had friends recover from their addictions, saying:

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Study Explains Why It's So Hard To Stop Drinking

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Heavy Drinking study

Alcoholism isn't an easy thing to overcome and, recently, science has figured out why.

In a study involving heavy drinkers and light drinkers, researchers discovered that those who drink heavier on a regular basis get more enjoyment from alcohol.

Boozing is known to trigger the release of naturally occurring opioids in the brain's reward centers, but heavy drinkers' brains release more of this chemical in the orbital frontal cortex and the nucleus accumbens after just a single drink.

Since people experience the release of opioids differently, some perceive alcohol to be more pleasurable than others and yearn to feel that rush of pleasure again.

In effect, heavy drinkers may subconsciously crave alcohol more than others do, which makes it harder for them to stop drinking.

This is exactly why it's so important to get help if you think you have a drinking problem! Your brain is wired to continue the cycle, so you'll need another brain to help you discover the determination to stop it!

[Image via WENN.]

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