Emmy-award winning actor Martin Sheen visited Western Michigan University last week, reported the Western Herald, and during his visit, he shared his passion of strengthening and growing the recovery community.
According to the Western Herald, Sheen has been heavily involved in promoting drug courts and treatment programs for the past several years. He has a special place for the cause as he battled addiction with alcohol. During the visit to the college, the actor discussed his alcoholism and expressed his thankfulness for people who understand substance addiction as a disease.
“Acting is what I do for a living. Activism is what I do to stay alive,” Sheen said.
Sheen’s speech was part of the annual Coming Together Conference, hosted in collaboration by The Healing Center, The Drug Treatment Court Foundation of Kalamazoo County and the College of Health and Human Services Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug abuse.
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