Luis Suarez admits he has sought professional help in the hope he can cure his impulse to bite.
During the World Cup Giorgio Chiellini was his third on-pitch biting victim, seeing the Uruguayan banned four months.
The Barcelona striker, who is sent to make his club debut on Saturday against Real Madrid, told the Guardian: "I think all the bad things I have been through are in the past. I believe I am on the right path now, dealing with the people who can help me, the right kind of people."
“Everyone has different ways of defending themselves. In my case, the pressure and tension came out in that way. There are other players who react by breaking someone’s leg, or smashing someone’s nose across their face. What happened with Chiellini is seen as worse. I understand why biting is seen so badly.”
Carlo Ancelotti and Luis Enrique are putting the final touches to their sides ahead of El Clasico on Saturday.
Real Madrid and Barcelona will face off in one of the biggest games in world football at the Santiago Bernabeu.
There will be some added spice as Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is set to return from his latest ban in the game.
Madrid boss Ancelotti said in the build up to the game: "There isn't a game in world football with this quality on show."
The match will see the world's two best players Cristiano Ronaldo - who already has 20 goals to his name this season - and Leo Messi face each other once more.
Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique says striker Luis Suarez will make his debut for the club against arch rivals Real Madrid on Saturday.
The Uruguayan was banned from playing after biting Giorgio Chiellini in the World Cup, but is now available for his first game following his move from Liverpool in the summer.
"Today I cannot play this game. But he will have some minutes for sure, how many I cannot say," Enrique admitted.
"It is a big thing for him, to join up finally with the team, and get some minutes.”
Luis Suarez was in good spirits as he prepared for his competitive Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in La Liga this weekend.
The striker joked around with Neymar in training ahead of the season's first Clasico.
Luis Suarez has confessed he started crying after sealing a transfer to Barcelona earlier this year.
The Uruguayan was sold by Liverpool in July after receiving a four month ban from any football related activity for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.
The 27 year-old, who is set to make his competitive debut for Barcelona against Real Madrid later this month, told TV3:
I felt I had ruined my career.
At first, I did not want anyone to know anything. I locked myself away with my family, but then I reflected on what I had done, I apologised and felt liberated.
By then discussions with Barca had begun, and when Pere [Guardiola, his agent] called me to tell me it was done, I began to cry, because of the situation I was living and the support that the club was offering me.
I felt happy about the commitment the club had shown me. But I was still afraid that the repercussions of the incident might halt the deal. I knew that could happen.
The president of the Spanish Football League (LFP) Javier Tebas says Barcelona and Catalan rivals Espanyol would not be admitted to La Liga if Catalonia becomes an independent state.
A referendum on Catalan independence has been called for November 9, but the Spanish government are attempting to block it.
Speaking at a press conference, Tebas stated: "Barcelona and Espanyol would not play in La Liga if Catalonia gains independence.
"I cannot imagine a Spain without Catalonia nor La Liga without Messi," he added.
Tebas believes Spanish law would prevent the two clubs from operating in the national league.
Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge said he could "see the logic" in the club letting Luis Suarez leave after he was hit with a four-month ban for biting a player at the World Cup.
Some Liverpool supporters were not overly distressed at the move either - one fan told ITV News he "didn't want him" at the club anyway, while another said he was "not a good role model".
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Luis Suarez will take on the number 9 shirt at Barcelona, the Spanish club have revealed in a video post on their official website.
Last season the squad number was worn by Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez, who has now sealed a big money move to Premier League club Arsenal.
Other big names to have taken on the number 9 shirt in recent years include Brazilian legend Ronaldo, Dutch hitman Patrick Kluivert and Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has issued a heartfelt message praising Luis Suarez as an "amazing talent" and a "legend" at the club.
The England international wrote the message on his Instagram account following the news of Suarez's move to Spanish side Barcelona.