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In 2012, Bill Williams tragically lost his son, William, to a heroin overdose at age 24. At William’s memorial, Bill, alongside his wife Margot and daughter Elizabeth Hope, pledged to combat drug abuse by educating others, improving treatment, and reducing stigma. Since then, they’ve spoken at various forums and published in notable outlets, including the New York Times and Harvard Health Blog. Bill also hosts a radio show, The Kingfisher Project, as part of their ongoing commitment to honor William’s memory.

In the media

PRINT MEDIA

The New York Times

Op-Ed – Motherlode

https://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/ending-the-secrecy-of-a-childs-addiction/

Op-Ed – Private Lives

https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/28/the-storm-inside/

Harvard Health Blog

The Ghost in the Basement

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/ghost-basement-addiction-2018011213078

What Ifs: An underappreciated side effect of addiction https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/what-ifs-an-underappreciated-side-effect-of-addiction-2018061414050

Seasons of Grief

http://bit.ly/2R3riIk

National Institute On Drug Abuse

Nora’s Blog

Listening to The Dead

https://archives.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/noras-blog/2016/01/listening-to-dead

Freedom Institute

A Bear, A Ball, A Birthday, A Boy

http://www.freedominstitute.org/a-bear-a-ball-a-birthday-a-boy/

Birthday Trout – Parts 1 & 2

http://www.freedominstitute.org/?s=Birthday+Trout

Will’s Willow

http://www.freedominstitute.org/wills-willow/

Motherwell

To the little girl on the train whose mother is on drugs

 http://bit.ly/2xFS5gn

Treatment Magazine

We Honor Our Son’s Life With an Anatomical Donation

https://treatmentmagazine.com/hope-story-family/honoring-our-sons-life-with-anatomical-donation/

 

Bill Williams’ Blog

Presentation to the House Caucus on Addiction Treatment

and Recovery

http://bit.ly/1lEw0E6

Remarks to Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Class of 2017

http://billwilliamsblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/remarks-to-class-of-2017-columbia.html

 

TELEVISION/RADIO/PODCASTS

 

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

Learning Thursdays

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsiMV2muOJU

Monday, December 2, 2019 – “First Mondays With Bill Williams” WJFF – Radio Catskill

Interview with Congressman Antonio Delgado (D- NY 19th)

http://bit.ly/355qKp3

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Testimony to Senate Addiction Forum:  Understanding the Science and Addressing Collateral Consequences 12/2/14

http://bit.ly/1zgE7O3

Testimony at a Congressional Briefing on Understanding the Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act 5/14/15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3ae-f7rM7s&feature=youtu.be

Testimony at House Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic: Families Impacted by Addiction 5/18/16

 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKYBcsTobTak7yD690q4s_f6SoOx9hbNb

Address at NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse – Division of NIH)

Staff Recognition Day 10/30/15

https://stopthesilencespeakthetruth.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/heroin-stole-teir-son-bill-williams-and-margot-head-will-not-rest-until-the-war-on-addiction-is-won

 

Featured Interviews

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Interview with Dr. Carl Erik Fisher about his new book, The URGE, Our History of Addiction

Part 1

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Interview with Dr. Carl Erik Fisher about his new book, The URGE, Our History of Addiction

Part 2

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Interview with journalist and author Sam Quinones about his new book, The Least of Us

Part 1

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Interview with journalist and author Sam Quinones about his new book, The Least of Us

Part 2

Monday, December 2, 2019 

Interview with Congressman Antonio Delgado (D- NY 19th)

 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Interview with Maia Szalavitz, author of newly released Undoing Drugs – The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction

Part 1

 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Interview with Maia Szalavitz, author of newly released Undoing Drugs – The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction

Part 2

 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Interview with author David Poses about his new book, The Weight of Air

Part 1

 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Interview with author David Poses about his new book, The Weight of Air

Part 2

 

 

 

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