Mayor Rob Ford told the Toronto Sun: "I feel like I got 1,000 pounds off my back. I felt I had to say it. It is what is. I feel two inches high right now but I needed to deal with it. I am not going to quit or take a leave."
"I am not an addict or an alcoholic. I have work to do and I am moving on. The way I see it now, this is over."
He insisted: "I am not a crackhead or junkie."
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