Former child actor Shaun Weiss, best known for his role as Greg Goldberg in The Mighty Ducks trilogy, shared an uplifting picture on Instagram as he celebrated his second anniversary since he became sober.
Weiss shared a couple of before-and-after pictures on his personal Instagram account, which see the former Heavyweights star when he was still battling his methamphetamine addiction as opposed to more recent pictures of himself after 2 years of sobriety.
“Recovery is possible,” reads the caption under one of the uplifting comparison pictures shared by Weiss.
In another post celebrating the progress he has made over the last couple of years, The Mighty Ducks star wrote, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with 12 amazing steps.”
In January of 2020, Shaun Weiss was arrested for residential burglary after breaking into a car in a garage while under the influence of methamphetamine, which actually followed two other arrests; one for public intoxication and one for shoplifting in August and December of 2018, respectively.
According to a statement issued by Marysville Police Department, “The homeowner said he was the only person that lived at this residence and no one had permission to be inside,” specifying that “Officers noticed shattered glass on the ground and observed that the passenger window to the vehicle was broken.”
The statement continued, “Officers ordered the male out of the vehicle and took him into custody,” later being identified as the former child star through his California Driver’s License.
At the time, Weiss was reportedly apprehended without incident, taken into the Yuba County Jail, and charged for residential burglary and for being under the influence of methamphetamine.
In July of 2021, The Mighty Ducks actor graduated a court-ordered drug program, which also meant Weiss’ burglary case was dismissed.
A statement issued by Yuba County DA’s Office stated, “Shaun demonstrated perseverance during his recovery complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. He had to move treatment and transitional living programs on several occasions.”
The statement further declared, “He underwent dental reconstructive surgery, and had a close family member suffer a serious accident during his treatment. Shaun regained employment and has been traveling across the country making guest appearances and signing autographs.”
“He received tremendous support from friends and fans of the character, Goldberg, he played in the 1992 hit ‘The Mighty Ducks,'” the agency’s statement concluded.
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