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 Williams is a filmmaker and a recovery leader. He is the award winning documentary filmmaker of The Anonymous People, a film that traces the history and struggles of over twenty three million individuals living in recovery. 

His most recent film project, released in 2016, Generation Found, is a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown.Generation Found takes an unprecedented and intimate look at how a system of treatment centers, sober high schools, alternative peer groups, and collegiate recovery programs can exist in concert to intervene early and provide a real and tested long-term alternative to the “War on Drugs.” It is not only a deeply personal story, but one with real-world utility for communities struggling with addiction worldwide.

Greg Williams is also the Co-Founder of Facing Addiction, a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding solutions to the addiction crisis by unifying the voice of the over 45 million Americans and their families directly impacted by addiction.

He served as the Campaign Director and one of the Executive Producers of the historic Unite to Face Addiction Rally on the National Mall in Washington DC, on October 4, 2015. This historic event was designed to ignite a movement and launch an ongoing unified national campaign to solve the most pressing health issue of our time. This gathering was the first time that major musicians, politicians, actors, journalists, authors and advocates joined together to bring a voice to push for addiction solutions.

With a Masters degree in Addiction Public Policy from New York University and over a decade of experience working with non-profits and government agencies on addiction and recovery solutions, Greg Williams is widely recognized as a leader in the recovery movement.  His contributions and voice often leads the way for change.  Greg presently resides in Connecticut with his wife, two children and family dog.  He believes in the power of story-telling to open hearts and minds to create sustainable social change. 

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