Drug dependence is a serious thing among celebrities. Many are either being incarcerated or as in cases like Michael Jackson or Anna Nicole Smith, died. T.I. is one of the more popular celebrities who is falling victim to this vicious cycle. However, during a recent interview with VIBE Magazine, he explained that his addiction can be traced back to his dentist.

Here is the article…

I had a lot of work done to my teeth. Oral surgery, extractions, six, seven, eight root canals. Between January to February. As soon as I got out, I had a lot of stuff done. In the joint, you eat s***t that is unhealthy for you. I had fillings that fell out and stuff that had to get dealt with. Of course for the pain they gave me oxycontin and hydrocodone. And, mind you, on October 13, 2007, I had cut off everything―weed, alcohol. Then I get these pills and I start taking them for the pain at first. And then I’m like, Wait―this s***t makes me feel good. And it’s legal. After the pain went away, I kept taking it. I had like five, six prescriptions. So I had, like 80 pills. Everybody else might have a drink or smoke a blunt, I took a pain pill. Times when I had 18, 20-hour days, I’d take a pain pill. And eventually I developed―I guess―the beginning stages of dependence.

Hopefully things don’t get out of hand.