Ford told NBC's "Today" show that while he has had a few drinks since the show's host Matt Lauer interviewed him in November, it hasn't been "to the point of some of the episodes before."
The interview comes a month after a video surfaced showing Ford inebriated at a restaurant, rambling in a Jamaican accent and using profanity.
The mayor admitted he had been drinking that night, saying, "maybe you're perfect, but I'm not."
Ford is running for re-election this year, despite admitting last fall to smoking crack cocaine while in office.
He told Lauer that he was only experimenting with illegal drugs.