Perry, who no longer resides at the house, battled with addictions to alcohol and prescription drugs during his tenure on the long-running sitcom, going to rehab twice while doing the show. Now that he’s been sober for many years, Perry wants to give back what he can to fellow recovering addicts.
Perry worked with addiction specialist Earl Hightower to convert the house to a full sober-living center that offers meditation programs and a 12-step workshop. Fittingly, it isÂ calledÂ Perry House.
“When I die, I’d like ‘Friends’ to be listed behind helping people,” Perry told People magazine recently.
This is just the latest thing Perry has done for the cause of recovering addicts.Â Last October, he testified in front of Congress in favor of drug courts that allow offenders to seek treatment rather than go to jail.