Ford says he's taking it 'one day at a time'

Mayor Rob Ford attends the July executive committee meeting on Wednesday. (VERONICA HENRI/Toronto...

Mayor Rob Ford attends the July executive committee meeting on Wednesday. (VERONICA HENRI/Toronto Sun)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:30 PM ET

TORONTO ─ Mayor Rob Ford says you name the drug, he's probably done it.

In his first sit-down interviews since returning earlier this week from a two-month stint in rehab for drug and alcohol abuse, Ford admitted he's used drugs for years including pot, crack cocaine and magic mushrooms.

"You name it, I've abused it," Ford told CP24.

But he denied he's a "crack addict" despite the fact he has admitted smoking crack in the past and was caught on cellphone video smoking crack cocaine before he entered rehab.

The mayor went into rehab the same night a story emerged that he had been caught smoking crack again. Ford -- who spent much of Wednesday ignoring questions from reporters at City Hall -- told CP24 he decided to enter rehab because he "couldn't function day to day."

"I was born an alcoholic, I'm going to die an alcoholic," Ford said.

But Ford denied he's ever used heroin.

Ford told CBC News he has been using drugs "for years."

Asked if he would resign if he falls off the wagon, Ford shrugged.

"I know I didn't drink yesterday and I know I haven't dranken (sic) today," he told CBC. "I take one day at a time."

 

 


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