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Connections: Actor and activist Marlee Matlin on her journey to recovery


Oscar Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin will be the keynote speaker at East House's annual Hope and Recovery Luncheon in Rochester. We talk to Matlin about her own battle with substance abuse, and how we can help others. Matlin is now more than 30 years sober.

Our guests:

  • Marlee Matlin, Academy Award-winning actor, author, and activist
  • Greg Soehner, president and CEO of East House
  • Walter, individual who is living in recovery from addiction
  • Sarah, individual who is living in recovery from addiction

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