#36: William L. White | The New Recovery Advocacy Movement



Bill White joins Sober Conversations to discuss The New Recovery Advocacy Movement

Bill White joins Sober Conversations to discuss The New Recovery Advocacy Movement

Today’s episode # 36 is about The New Recovery Advocacy Movement via a conversation with author, educator and father of the movement, William L. White. Bill has worked full time in the addictions field since 1969 as a street worker, counselor, clinical director, researcher and well-traveled trainer and consultant. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 articles and 17 books on the subject of addiction. His book, Slaying the Dragon – The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America has featured him on such celebrated programs as Bill Moyer’s PBS special, Close to Home: Addiction in America and the Showtime documentary, Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century. Bill is also featured on Greg William’s critically acclaimed, feature documentary, The Anonymous People.  Bill White’s sustained contributions are an ongoing treasure for Recovery Advocacy.

To learn more about The New Recovery Advocacy Movement and Bill White please see, FacesAndVoicesOfRecovery.org, NCADD.org (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence) and WilliamWhitePapers.com.

Dr. Herby Bell is a Recovery and Wellness Coach and owner of Recovery Health Care, an integrated approach to wellness and addiction recovery in Saratoga, California. For more information please call 650 474 9411 or Email: herbybell@me.com.  Connect with me online too:  Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin

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  • […] all around our nation. Legions of people led by folks like the above quoted, William White, (listen to his interview with me here) and his film producing and talented protégé, Greg Williams who released the critically […]

  • Wow, Herby, what an honor it had to have been to interview Mr. White – I felt honored listening to it. I mean, this guy has been there from the seeming get-go when it comes to recovery. Man, what he must have seen and heard in those hospital back-building days. Can you imagine? How valuable it is to received input from one of the true pioneers.

    I know you guys discussed the lessons learned from the cancer and HIV recovery movements. Dammit, though – those situations are zooming along so well. But the world of substance use issues? Mmmm, no so hot. Stigma sure looms large.

    Rich stuff here, Herby – and it’s appreciated…


  • HerbyBell says:

    Right up there with interviewing you, Mr. White. I agree, Bill L. White is a treasure chest of experience and knowledge in and for our cause. His measured temperament, perseverance, fine, critically thoughtful mind and prolific body of writings, inspires the hell outa me. And gotta say, even at the risk of lobbing too many compliments your way in one comment…you remind me of him with the healing trail you’ve blazed for so many. Thanks for listening and for your always valued comments, Bill.
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  • Wow – so many interesting insights – wonderful to listen to William White’s vast historical knowledge – my gosh what he has done and given to the treatment and recovery movement. We all owe him a huge debt of gratitude. I liked the Welbriety movement premise – wellness of the person, the family and the community – makes so much sense if we are to finally break the cycles. Thank you for another though-provoking exchange, Herby!
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