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'Jersey Shore' Star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Reveals Details of Rehab Stint on 'Family Vacation'

By Mike Walters

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and his rehab stint was a major focus of the latest episode of "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation" and it was revealed not only did he get treatment for alcohol and depression, but he was also treated for anger management.

The episode shined a light on the meltdown Ronnie had earlier this year, after the explosive argument he and his baby's mother, Jen Harley, had in Las Vegas.

We broke the story, Jen threw an ashtray at Ronnie's face in a Las Vegas strip club after a night of partying. Ortiz ended up with a busted nose and lip.

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His castmates weighed in on his life during the episode.

“This guy needs help,” said Vinny Guadagnino. “He’s going off the deep end. His New Year resolution should be ending all toxic things in his life.”

“This girl knows how to press his buttons,” added Pauly “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio. “She is his demise.”

Ronnie addressed the situation on the show, saying, “The last altercation that I got into with Jen, I got hit in the face with an ashtray ... things are just getting so bad that I don’t know what to do. I decided to go home and see my dad to take a break from the toxic situation I’m in. Because when you argue with somebody and you mix it with the alcohol and you mix it with my bad reaction, it’s just not good for my daughter to be around.”

Ronnie's dad also has some words of encouragement for his son on the show, saying, "You know you’ve got to take care of yourself before you can be a father or anything, even a good friend ... What good are you to her, if you ain’t got your stuff together? So work on you and you can be a great power of example for your daughter."

Giphy | Jersey Shore Family Vacation

Ronnie decided to check into HeadWaters holistic treatment center in West Palm Beach, Florida to deal with alcohol abuse and depression. The reality star stayed in the facility for 30 days.

He also described that the therapy during the stint would include "anger management."

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“I think I finally realize I need help. I just decided I don’t want to live like this anymore. I’m tired of being depressed making really bad decisions,” he said. “Obviously I love Jen, but I need to remove myself from a toxic situation and work on myself...I can’t rely on other people, I can’t rely on alcohol, I can’t rely on other things to make me happy. I just want to be a better role model for my daughter. I want my daughter to look at me and be proud of me, but I need help.”

"Jersey Shore: Family Vacation" airs Thursday nights on MTV.

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