Actor Brad Renfro said he's "tired of paying the consequences" for drinking and drug use and eager to get clean.
The actor, who served 10 days in jail last month after pleading no-contest to driving while intoxicated and pleaded guilty in February to attempted possession of heroin, was in Superior Court Tuesday for a progress report.
Arrested Dec. 22 during a police sting on Skid Row, Renfro, 23, enrolled in a drug-diversion program under a state law that allows people convicted of nonviolent drug possession to receive treatment instead of jail time. He also plans to enter a residential treatment program as part of his rehabilitation, he said.
The actor was arrested for drunken driving in downtown on Nov. 24. Besides the 10-day jail sentence, Renfro was ordered to pay a $450 fine and take alcohol-education classes for 18 months.
Rehabilitation is going well, Renfro told reporters outside court.
"It's going to help me in all phases of my life," he said. "It's definitely been an eye-opener."
Renfro's next progress report is scheduled for May 2.
Renfro's film career began when he was 12, acting opposite Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones in "The Client." His other credits include "Ghost World" and "The Jacket."