Matthew Perry hates seeing pictures of himself from when he was addicted to pills and alcohol.

The 43-year-old actor battled addictions to booze, Vicodin, methadone and amphetamines during his 10 year stint on the sitcom 'Friends' and Matthew admitted seeing photographs of himself when he was painfully thin in 2001 terrifies him.

He told ABC News: ''I honestly recoil. It's scary to look at that. I was a sick guy.''

Matthew also revealed he feared for his life at certain points during his ordeal, and credits addiction specialist Earl Hightower with helping him to get clean.

He said: ''This guy has saved my life, literally 15, 16 times. The treatment is all-encompassing.''

Now the 'Go On' actor is determined to help others avoid the same mistakes he made and has opened a sober living house to help men transition from rehab into the real world.

He explained; ''The thing that I'm most proud of in my life is that if a stranger came up to me and said, 'I can't stop drinking. I can't stop drinking. Can you help me?' I can say, 'Yes, I can help you.'''