In a May 30 interview with ABC News, the 43-year-old actor opened up about his history of drug and alcohol abuse and explained how he's helping others facing similar issues.
在5月30日ABC电视网新闻节目的采访中,Matthew Perry这位43岁的男演员跟大家讲述了自己吸毒、酗酒的历史,还跟大家分享了现在的他是怎样帮助那些和以前的他有着同样问题的人的。

When he was using, the actor said his biggest vices were drinking and opiates. "I think I was pretty good at hiding it, but eventually people were aware," Perry said of trying to hide his problems from his Friends costars and crew members.

Perry realized he needed to sober up and entered a 28-day rehabilitation program in 1997. He also worked with addiction specialist Earl Hightower. "This guy has saved my life, literally 15, 16 times," the actor said of Hightower. "The treatment is all-encompassing."
直到1997年,Perry意识到自己必须戒毒、戒酒,并接受了28天的康复疗程。之后他也一直在和戒瘾专家Earl Hightower一起努力。说道Hightower,他是这样描述的:“这个人可以说是救了我15、16次,整个包括了各个方面。”

The Massachusetts sought treatment again in February 2001 to address his addictions to Vicodin, methadone, amphetamines and alcohol. Perry can't bear to look at photos of himself from that time. "I honestly recoil. It's scary to look at that," he said. "I was a sick guy."

Now sober, Perry is doing everything possible to pay it forward; he's even opened a sober living house to help men transition from rehab into the real world. Said the star, "The thing that I'm most proud of in my life is that if a stranger came up to me and said, 'I can't stop drinking. I can't stop drinking. Can you help me?' I can say, 'Yes, I can help you.'"