" Mighty Ducks " star Shaun Weiss is making progress in his recovery.
The former actor is graduating from a drug court program this week in California, the Yuba County District Attorney's Office said.
The graduation also means Weiss County's burglary case was dismissed. He was arrested in Marysville, California, last January for breaking into someone's garage and getting into their car.
This accomplishment follows an eventful time for Weiss, who, in recent years, has had to face manyobstacles in the middle of a fight with addiction . He first entered the Yuba County Drug Court program on March 3, 2020.
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The office Yuba County District Attorney's Office congratulated him on his recovery in statements shared on the agency 's Facebook account.
"Shaun showed persistence during his complicated recovery from COVID-19 pandemic. had to change treatment and bridging programs several times, had dental reconstruction surgery and a close family member suffered a serious accident.t during his treatment, the agency wrote in a statement.
"Shaun found a job and traveled across the country making appearances and signing autographs. He received tremendous support from friends and fans of the character, Goldberg, he starred in the 1992 hit "The Mighty Ducks ", the statement continued.
Photos of the actor released last fall showed a Weiss much happier and healthier. In honor of reaching his 200 days of sobriety in September, a close friend named Drew Gallagher shared a photo of Weiss, then 42, looking virtually unrecognizable by compared to his mug photo resulting from an arrest in January. He showed his brand new teeth in the photo.
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"Weiss is booming. His face and his mouth looks like "tender meat " as he recovers from each oral surgery, but he feels lucky to have new permanent teeth. His progress has been steady and steady and he has been sober ever since over 225 days. More photos and videos soon "Gallagher wrote on Facebook.
Former " Mighty Ducks "Shaun Weiss showed an incredible transformation after getting sober. On the left, Weiss smiles with a new dentition. Photo on the right is his passport photo during an arrest in January 2020. (Facebook / Marysville PD)
Gallagher set up a GoFundMe page in early 2020 to help save Weiss' life. The friend claimed that the actor turned to drugs and suffered from depression following the loss of his parents.
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The GoFundMe Page raised over $ 13,000 and Gallagher confirmed in September that the money would be spent on "his sober life as well as to make the grocery store.
Weiss' burglary followed two more arrests in 2018. One was for public intoxication and the other for shoplifting .
Weiss is best known as goalie Greg Goldberg in the "Mighty Ducks " franchise.