Bill Williams

Bill Williams is a theater teacher, director, acting coach, and writer. He leads theater and improv workshops for teens and young adults in recovery from substance use disorder. Bill also works with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, Friends of Recovery- New York , and the Addiction Policy Forum. He was awarded Advocate of the Year 2017 by the Addiction Policy Forum. You can read more of Bill Williams' writing at: http://billwilliamsblog.blogspot.com/


Posts by Bill Williams

Seasons of grief

Bill Williams

Guest Contributor

The loss of a family member to death related to a substance use disorder inevitably continues to affect the survivors, altering their relationships with each other and causing celebratory days or events to become new reminders of what has been lost.

“What ifs”: An underappreciated side effect of addiction

Bill Williams

Guest Contributor

The pain of losing a loved one to an overdose never goes away completely, and it’s tempting (if not inevitable) for survivors to look back at places where the outcome could have changed. But sharing the truth about addiction, regardless of how painful, may help others.

The ghost in the basement

Bill Williams

Guest Contributor

A father struggles to understand the terrible course of his son’s heroin addiction and the loss of a child who eventually died from an accidental overdose.