Matthew Perry Transforms Home Into A Recovery Center For Addicts

Posted on Jul 2 2013 - 10:06pm by Danity Donnaly

2004 MTV Movie Awards

For more than a decade, Matthew Perry battled addictions. The Friends star went through two different rehab stays JUST during his time on Friends.

Now after finally becoming clean, Perry wants to give back to others who may be battling their own addictions. No he hasn’t made a huge monetary donation and no he hasn’t decided to lend his name to any particular charity or cause. Instead, the actor is offering addicts a place to get themselves straightened out…to get clean. HIS HOUSE!

Ok so he no longer lives at this particular residence but he, along with interventionist Earl Hightower, have converted his former home into a sober-living center called the Perry House. Not only does the residence offer addicts a place to get clean, but it also offers meditation programs and a 12 step workshop.

Of the residence, Hightower explains, “Matthew is an ambassador of possibility for a vast group of people. People he’ll never meet will get services because he championed their cause.”

Perry knows that getting sober isn’t an easy thing and he had a real difficult time when he reached heightened fame with Friends. He said, “I was on ‘Friends’ from age 24 to 34. I was in the white-hot flame of fame. The six of us were just everywhere all the time. 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.”

But he has conquered his addictions and is still working on himself.

Matthew hopes with the Perry House that he can help make a difference in others’ lives too.

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10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Chris July 3, 2013 at 12:16 am - Reply

    He is such a nice guy, it’s inspiring seeing him do such great things with his life.

  2. Pamela July 3, 2013 at 7:10 am - Reply

    A whole house? That’s pretty generous!

  3. Ali July 3, 2013 at 11:57 am - Reply

    Nice! That’s really cool that he’s turned his life around- good for him!

  4. Erin July 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Love him, he seems like a genuinely great guy.

  5. busybee July 3, 2013 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    I have had such a crush on him ever since he was on a show called Second Chance :-)

  6. jody July 5, 2013 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    this should set the junkie up for a quick relapse

  7. maurice July 6, 2013 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    love the fact that he’s helping others around.

  8. Robyn Good July 6, 2013 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    I guess because of his addiction problems, nice idea!

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