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Panelist: Jennifer Matesa
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Jennifer Matesa

Author of The Recovering Body and the blog "Guinevere Gets Sober" 

Jennifer Matesa has written about health and life transformation for more than twenty years, including two previously published books, Navel-Gazing: The Days and Nights of a Mother in the Making, chosen by Lamaze International as a top childbirth resource, and Knowing Stephanie, a biography of a young breast cancer patient. She has contributed journalistic coverage of addiction to many publications. In 2010 she established the popular blog Guinevere Gets Sober (, for which she has interviewed many scientists, practitioners, authors, and ordinary folks with fascinating stories about recovering from addiction. Since 2012 she has regularly educated groups of medical students about ways to prevent, identify, and respond to addiction in their patients. In 2013 she was awarded a year-long fellowship with the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in recognition of her journalism, blogging, and public speaking about the human potential to heal.

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