"After the pain went away, I kept taking it. I had like five, six prescriptions. So, I had, like, 80 pills. Everybody else might drink or smoke a blunt; I took a pain pill," the rapper says in an interview in the December issue of Vibe magazine, according to The Associated Press.
Police found ecstasy pills on him, and while the case was dropped, a judge found him in violation of his probation stemming from a 366-day prison stint for trying to buy illegal guns and sentenced him to 11 months in jail.
Before going back to jail, T.I. attended therapy sessions to help kick his addiction to pills and codeine, which he was drinking to get high.