We have seen many celebrities fall victim to addiction but many have found their way to sobriety too. Matthew Perry is one sober celeb who is also an advocate for sobriety. In a last year issue of People magazine, Perry really opened up about his struggles during the hit show Friends 10-year-run.
Matthew reflected on his routine alcohol abuse and a jet-ski accident in 1997, which led him to the use of prescription drugs. The doctor told me to take these pills. I did and I felt better than I had ever felt in my entire life.
I had a big problem with pills and alcohol, and I couldn’t stop. Perry was cast on “Friends” when he was 24-years-old and entered rehab twice during his rise to fame.
“From an outsider’s perspective, it would seem like I had it all. It was actually a very lonely time for me because I was suffering from alcoholism.”
Today Matthew Perry is a sober celebrity who walks the talk. Not only did he turn his Malibu mansion into a sober home for men called the Perry House he also advocates nonviolent drug offenders to be rehabilitated through drug and alcohol treatment as opposed to going to jail. He was quoted as saying that helping people with their addictions is the “thing I like the most about me.” We applaud our sober celeb – Matthew!
Alcoholism & Opiates
Two of the most commonly abused drugs today are alcohol and opiates. Alcohol and opiates are easy to access and easy to abuse. Doctors will typically not prescribe opiates – prescription pain meds to a known alcoholic. However, unless the patient is aware that he is alcoholic and forthcoming with that information, the doctor will not know either.
Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive, incurable disease characterized by loss of control over alcohol and other sedatives. Balboa Horizons treats alcoholism and addiction with expert clinical therapy combined with the 12 step program of recovery. Daily we witness successful outcomes from our clients who complete our addiction treatment programs.
If you or someone you care about is suffering from alcohol or opiate addiction, please call Balboa Horizons today for more information. 1 (866) 316-4012