Josh Peck says sobriety is “wonderful” and a “foundation that has really kept me anchored.”
The “Drake & Josh” star, 35, developed a drug and alcohol problem after dropping 127 pounds and entered rehab in 2008.
“I’m lucky to have been cured through a 12-step program almost 14 years ago and it’s something I still do regularly today,” he told Page Six in a recent interview. “It gives me a lot of structure in my life. It’s really the basis of my life and that’s what all these wonderful things are built from.”
Manhattan-born actor Joe wrote about his battle with drugs and alcohol in memory”happy people are annoyingexplained that abstinence has introduced me to “a level of spirituality and how to embrace conservatism and ancient truth. It’s given me a foundation that really holds me together.”
Peck joked that his mother — who raised him by herself — and his wife Paige O’Brien “make sure I don’t get out of line.”
The Nickelodeon alum can currently be seen in the Netflix film as a rabbi, helping a congregation prepare for his bar-mitzvah.13: Musicand says he is “incredibly proud to be a Jew. I think it’s something that becomes more important to me as I get older.”
One reason Peck was eager to cast a role in the film was to work with director Tamra Davis, who directed the 1988 documentary, “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child,” about an artist who died of a heroin overdose. was.
“Jean-Michel Basquiat is a personal hero of mine,” he explained, “so selfishly I knew I’d annoy him on set asking him for Basquiat stories.”
It is also a busy time in Peck’s personal life.
He and O’Brien are expecting their second child together And already parents to a 3-year-old son Max. Peck admitted that before Max was born he was afraid to become a father, never met himself.
“Being a father in so many ways would have given me structure or a manual on being a father,” he shared, “but thankfully there was enough inspiration for my father-in-law in my life, whom I really look up to, and my Brother Big Brother Jewish Foundation, Dan, who has been in my life since I was 8 years old. I’m so lucky to have great people in my life that I can turn to for advice and advice and reflect on things they did so well with their kids. ,