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Jenny McCarthy Kicked Vicodin

The actress tells of her pill addiction, and other drug-fueled tales from the Playboy mansion.

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By Jennifer Blue

10/11/12

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The latest Hollywood voice to chime in with a confession of a drug addiction from times-gone-by is model and actress Jenny McCarthy. In her upcoming autobiography, Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic, McCarthy says she once got hooked on Vicodin—taking up to 10 pills a day. "Trying to come off of it was awful. The detox was crazy bad," says McCarthy, although she opted not to go to rehab and detoxed on her own. "You just get off of them, sweating and freezing." The former "playmate" was apparently not the only of the ladies at the Playboy mansion to entertain a desire for drugs. "Holding up drugs in front of a group of Playmates was like holding up an arm to a cannibal tribe," she writes, recalling a time they were given Ecstasy tablets after a photo shoot. "We jumped on the box fighting to get as many little white capsules as possible. Instead of saving some for later, we all pounded at least five at once." In an interview with Access Hollywood, McCarthy claims this chapter is an "anti-drug chapter," because the consequences of the ecstasy binge resulted in—among other things—a sexual tryst with a tree.

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