Actor Matthew Perry to discuss battles of addiction at USF during University Lecture Series

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Tampa, Florida -- Actor Matthew Perry will be the final speaker of the University Lecture Series at the University of South Florida

While best-known for his Emmy-nominated role as Chandler Bing on the long-running television show Friends, Perry's talk will reveal a more intimate side of himself as he focuses on personal battles with addiction, specifically with prescription drugs and alcohol. 

By sharing the raw accounts of these experiences, Perry speaks to encourage the benefits of sobriety.

In addition to his acting career, Perry is also an active advocate for changes in national drug policy. Last year, he was honored by The Office of National Drug Control Policy with the Champion of Recovery award for his work as an Ambassador with the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. He continues to take personal measures to help people overcome addiction, including the establishment of The Perry House, a sober living home for men, which he founded in his former residence and serves as a staff member.

The lecture will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

For information about the lecture series, including the audience policy, visit

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