William L. “Bill” White is renowned in the field of addiction treatment and recovery as a researcher, consultant, trainer, and writer. In the early 1970s, he helped to establish Bloomington, IL-based Chestnut Health Systems and later co-founded its research entity, Lighthouse Institute. An emeritus senior research consultant for Lighthouse, Bill has authored or co-authored more than 400 articles, monographs, research reports, and book chapters as well as 20 books. More than 50 peer-reviewed and professional journals have published Bill’s writings. His career has spanned 50-plus years and has taken him to 45 states and three continents. He has won numerous awards and honors and has appeared in and consulted on documentary films about addiction.

Researchers and practitioners who access Bill’s website, williamwhitepapers.com, will notice a new look effective May 24, 2022. As Bill embraces retirement, he has transferred his writings, interviews, and archival documents to Chestnut’s website. All previous content remains. Access it at https://www.chestnut.org/william-white-papers/. Users navigating to the previous web address will be re-directed to the new site.



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