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Greg Williams

Travels from Connecticut

A passionate speaker, Greg's ideas and philosophies are widely embraced by recovery advocates nationwide.


General Topics

Addiction

Prevention

Recovery

Advocacy

Film and Videos

Biography

Greg is a strategic health policy consultant and communications specialist. As person in long-term recovery from addiction, Greg’s career has been dedicated towards creating positive changes in access to quality health care and recovery supports for the over 20 million American’s still struggling with addiction. He is the award-winning filmmaker of feature length documentaries, The Anonymous People and Generation Found.

Greg has a master’s degree in addiction public policy from New York University, and over a decade of experience working with organizations and government agencies on solving addiction issues. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC World News, LA Times, and several other news outlets.

In 2015, he executive produced the historic UNITE to Face Addiction Rally on the National Mall, when tens of thousands of people from around the world gathered to end the silence surrounding addiction. This was the first-time major musicians, politicians, actors, athletes, models, journalists, authors, and advocates joined together to create a united voice, to solve the most urgent health crisis of our time. The event was memorialized in a PBS special reaching nearly 70% of American households in 2016 that Greg executive produced.

He also produced the launch event and companion TV special for the release of the first-ever Surgeon’s General Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health: Facing Addiction in America in 2016 when Viacom aired a special program simultaneously on 11 of its cable networks, which was seen by millions of people.

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I think the future looks really bright because we have grassroots momentum on our
side.
— Greg Williams