Former “The Mighty Ducks” child star Shaun Weiss is making strides now, having previously stumbled into addiction.
After graduating from a California drug court program, a pending burglary charge against him has been dropped.
Weiss, 42, was arrested in Marysville, California, last year for breaking into a car while under the influence of methamphetamine. In 2018, he was also arrested for public intoxication; and in 2017, was detained twice for theft and drug possession—for which he served jail time.
On March 3, Weiss entered Yuba County’s Drug Court program, and the superior court judge presented him with his graduation certificate on July 21.
The Yuba County District Attorney’s Office praised Weiss’s commitment to recovery in a Facebook post.
“Many of those enslaved by addiction are not ready to address it,” they stated. “However, nonviolent offenders who are ready to walk the hard road of recovery can turn their lives around through the Yuba County Drug Court.”
Weiss’s health fell into rapid decline at the height of his addiction. Hitting rock bottom in early 2020, he weighed little over 84 pounds, had no teeth, and was suffering from severe diabetes.
“Shaun demonstrated perseverance during his recovery, complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the DA’s Office said. “He had to move treatment and transitional living programs on several occasions.”
Typically, after time spent in a residential treatment center, participants join an outpatient support program and take part in random drug testing, with regular examinations before a judge in court.
The Yuba County DA’s Office said Weiss has started working again since graduating from the program. As travel restrictions lifted, he began touring the United States, making guest appearances, signing autographs, and meeting fans who hold fond memories of his Mighty Ducks character, goalie Greg Goldberg.