Matthew Perry's Behavior In Final Days Alleged To Be A 'Pattern' Of Drugs

Matthew Perry Allegedly Showed Signs Of Drug Relapse In Final Years

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on January 10, 2024 at 4:00 PM EST

Matthew Perry allegedly lived "locked up" in his final years, which was part of his "pattern" of drug use. 

The actor was found unconscious in his hot tub last year, and an autopsy later revealed that his cause of death was "acute effects of the drug Ketamine," a drug that Perry was using to combat depression in the final days leading to his death.

However, the autopsy also states that the Ketamine found in his system could not have been from his Ketamine therapy, as the drug's half-life is just a few hours and his last known treatment was over one week before he passed.

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Toxicology Report Reveals How Much Ketamine Was In Matthew Perry's System
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The 'Friends' actor had been open about his drug and alcohol addiction over the years, but he claimed to be 19 months sober in 2022 when he was promoting his memoir, 'Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing'.

“I think when something like addiction gets hold of you, it is a literal death grip. It’s a terrible thing, ’cause you’re subjected to all your whims, and not really your own anymore,” Perry had stated in the years leading up to his death.

Following Perry's unexpected death, many were concerned that Perry may have overdosed, though this has not been confirmed.

According to a bombshell report, one source is speaking out, claiming that his behavior leading up to his death was part of his "pattern" of drug abuse. 

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Matthew Perry's Behavior In Final Years A 'Pattern' Of Drug Use

Matthew Perry Reportedly Obtained Ketamine Pills Prior To Death

Shortly after Perry's death, an insider came out and alleged the actor was showing signs of isolation, which they claim was a "pattern when he used."

“He was living locked up and not reaching out to [people],” the source claimed of the years leading up to Perry's death. “That was his pattern when he used. He would cut himself off from everyone.”

The source, who spoke to US Magazine, went on to claim Perry "wanted a family and never found that person to settle down with," and after his show, 'Friends' ended, he went into a tailspin of  "loneliness."

"Having all the money and fame can’t save anyone,” the source also told the outlet.

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Matthew Perry's History Of Drug Use

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During the height of his career on “Friends,” Matthew Perry had stated that he was battling with severe alcohol and Opioid addiction, specifically Vicodin, which he was prescribed after he got into a jet skiing accident in 1997.

The Vicodin was just the beginning, as in his 2022 memoir, Perry revealed that at one point in his life, he was so addicted, that he would take up to 55 pills a day and weighed 128 pounds, which was considered unhealthy for his age and height.

In addition to his drug use, Perry said he had an addiction to alcohol as well, which he says began before he was taking drugs. In his book, he said he started drinking and misusing alcohol when he was young, as he took his first drink at 14 years of age. He said he was drinking regularly by the time he was 18 years old.

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It is important to note that although Perry died from "acute effects of the drug Ketamine," it is unclear if Perry was abusing drugs at the time of his death, as the autopsy report states “the exact method of intake of the drug found in his system is unknown.”

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