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Toronto Mayor 'scuffled with addicts' during rehab

MONTREAL, Canada -- Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was verbally abusive and scuffled with fellow addicts during his two months in drug-and-drink rehab, Canadian media said Wednesday.

Ford, who is seeking re-election in October despite revelations that he smoked crack while in office, returned to work last month after rehab proclaiming he was on the "long, long road to recovery" and had "begun the process of taking control of my life."

But accounts of his stint in rehab paint a different picture, the Toronto Star reported, citing sources with knowledge of his time there.

"Ford broke things, got into fights with other residents," one source said.

Another source said "Ford stopped people from sharing their stories, which is key to a successful rehab experience."

"Other residents felt intimidated. They felt he was a bully. He was always saying he did not belong there," the source added.

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