Matthew Perry Foundation for Struggling Addicts Established in His Honor After His Death
2024/02/02

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The Matthew Perry Foundation, dedicated to supporting those struggling with substance abuse, has been launched following the death of the beloved Friends star. Perry, who battled alcohol and drug addiction, had been planning to establish the foundation himself. The foundation's mission is to honor Perry's legacy and make a difference in as many lives as possible. The website features a quote from Perry expressing his desire to help others and emphasizes the power of unity in overcoming addiction. This is not the first foundation launched by Perry; in 2013, he founded Perry House, a men's sober living facility.

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Perry had been open about his own struggle with addiction throughout his life. He admitted to abusing alcohol and Vicodin and said that things eventually became so bad that he couldn't hide it anymore. Perry nearly died in 2022 due to drug addiction, spending two weeks in a coma and battling a burst colon. Despite rehab attempts and efforts to get sober, Perry's addiction persisted, emphasizing the progressive nature of the disease.

Perry's family has released a statement expressing their heartbreak over his death and the joy he brought to the world. The cause of his death remains under investigation. The launch of The Matthew Perry Foundation will serve as a lasting tribute to his commitment to helping others and creating a positive impact in the lives of individuals struggling with substance abuse.

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