Sought treatment: 2011
The TV actor is no stranger to rehab -- he got help in 1997 and again in 2001 as he battled an addiction to alcohol and prescription painkillers. Before he got sober, Perry was taking take 20 to 30 pills and drinking "probably a quart of vodka a day," he told People.
In 2011, he voluntarily checked into a treatment facility again for ongoing support, telling fans, "I'm making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue my life in recovery."
Perry, 43, says he’s found purpose in speaking out to help other addicts. In March 2013, he addressed a House of Representatives subcommittee in Washington, D.C., to advocate for drug courts in the justice system. "It's just one of the few things that's a no-brainer: it saves lives, it saves money, it's bipartisan," he told reporters. "My life has a lot more meaning now that I try to help people. It's also a selfish thing -- it makes you feel better than anything else will."
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