He said: "I did the drug thing very young and wised up very young too, because I was into drugs a little too much. I was entrepreneurial even then, buying quarter pounds of dope and trying to make a couple (of) bucks."
Jovi says he was smart enough to not try his own merchandise when he once suffered a whole summer.
He adds: "Did you ever smoke dope that was laced with PCP and then have that whole summer of hallucinations? It was f****** awful. That's why I've never been a drug guy. I've always felt I didn't have the mental stability to handle drugs."