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Arrested Development star opens up on the disease he's fighting and the stigma that goes with it

Arrested Development star opens up on the disease he's fighting

5 Jeffrey Tambor at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
Jeffrey Tambor discusses his battle with alcoholism. Photo by Steven David
4 Dr. Rusty Schlattman and Barbara Schlattman, from left, with June Waggoner at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
Dr. Rusty Schlattman and Barbara Schlattman, from left, with June Waggoner. Photo by Steven David
13 Will and Deborah Kopp at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
Will and Deborah Kopp. Photo by Steven David
12 Tom and Julie Goudie at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
Tom and Julie Goudie. Photo by Steven David
11 Sarah Foshee, from left, Mel Taylor and Minerva Perez at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
Sarah Foshee, from left, Mel Taylor and Minerva Perez. Photo by Steven David
1 Andrea and Andrew Steptowe at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
Andrea and Andrew Steptowe. Photo by Steven David
3 Dean and Christi Quinn at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
Dean and Christi Quinn. Photo by Steven David
10 Molly Sherman and Rob Arnold at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
Molly Sherman and Rob Arnold. Photo by Steven David
8 Marcia Zimmerman, from left, David Taylor and Lisa Mizell at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
Marcia Zimmerman, from left, David Taylor and Lisa Mizell. Photo by Steven David
2 Carol Farnsworth and Alan Morlan at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
Carol Farnsworth and Alan Morlan. Photo by Steven David
5 Jeffrey Tambor at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
4 Dr. Rusty Schlattman and Barbara Schlattman, from left, with June Waggoner at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
13 Will and Deborah Kopp at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
12 Tom and Julie Goudie at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
11 Sarah Foshee, from left, Mel Taylor and Minerva Perez at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
1 Andrea and Andrew Steptowe at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
3 Dean and Christi Quinn at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
10 Molly Sherman and Rob Arnold at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
8 Marcia Zimmerman, from left, David Taylor and Lisa Mizell at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014
2 Carol Farnsworth and Alan Morlan at The Council Fall Luncheon November 2014

What: The Council on Alcoholism and Drugs Houston's Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series’ annual fall luncheon.

Where: The Hilton-Americas Houston.

The 411: Veteran character actor and Arrested Development favorite Jeffrey Tambor shared his story of alcoholism saying that his greatest accomplishments came in his recovery.  “This disease, there is a misunderstanding, a mishandling, a stigma and phobia. There are lives at stake,” Tambor shared at the luncheon. “Alcoholism affects lives, not only the alcoholic’s, but the wives, children. This is about saving lives, saving spirits.”

The gathering of 800, chaired by Christi and Dean Quinn and Andrea and Andrew Steptowe, raised more than $400,000 for Council programs that serve more than 80,000 individuals each year.

Who: Series benefactor June Waggoner, Rachel and Jeff Bagwell, Beth Robertson, Anne Schlumberger and Marc Melcher, Kathrine McGovern, Beth Robertson, Jerri and Jim Moore, Rhonda and Jeff Miller and Jennifer and Joel Moore.

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