William L. White

Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems/Lighthouse Institute

William L. White is an Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems/Lighthouse Institute and past chair of the board of Recovery Communities United. He has a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies and has worked in the addictions field since 1969 as a street worker, counselor, clinical director, researcher, trainer and consultant. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 articles and 18 books, including Slaying the DragonThe History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America, which received the McGovern Family Foundation Award for the best book on addiction recovery. White was featured in the Bill Moyers’ PBS special “Close to Home: Addiction in America” and Showtime’s documentary, “Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century.”