President Barack Obama Opens Up About His History Of Drug Use In Candid MTV Special: 'I Pretty Much Tried Whatever Was Out There'
Say no to drugs… but yes to MTV specials!
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!
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."
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: