Ruben is an addict that is recovering four years sober. In reduced arms, that information is exploited against urge (no body could blame the drummer for dropping from the wagon). Marder is not enthusiastic about clichГ©s; RubenвЂ™s addiction along with his steadfast sobriety are indications of their power, their resilience. His self-pity is вЂ” and almost certainly is without question вЂ” the seed of their undoing. So that itвЂ™s a relief whenever Lou, during the way of these supervisor, makes Ruben into the care of Joe (Paul Raci), a Vietnam veterinarian whom oversees an organization house when it comes to deaf and it is tasked with planning Ruben to reside the full life as a deaf guy.