Documentary Filmmaker Receives 2012 Bob Savage Recovery Advocate of the Year Award: Greg Williams Puts a Voice and Face on Recovery in Connecticut and Across the Nation

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Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), a leading national nonprofit organization that promotes recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy, education, and service, announced that Hartford-based documentary filmmaker Greg Williams was awarded the 2012 Bob Savage Recovery Advocate of the Year Award.

CCAR Executive Director Phillip Valentine presents the CCAR Recovery Advocate of the Year Award to Hartford-based filmmaker Greg Williams for his advocacy and work on "The Anonymous People".

Greg Williams has been the voice and face of recovery not only in Connecticut, but across the nation. We are grateful for his work and his dedication.

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery, a leading national nonprofit organization that promotes recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy, education, and service, announced that Hartford-based documentary filmmaker Greg Williams was awarded the 2012 Bob Savage Recovery Advocate of the Year Award. Mr. Williams received the award at CCAR’s Annual Meeting held in January at the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership in Rocky Hill. CCAR’s Executive Director, Phillip Valentine, presented the award to Mr. Williams, who has been in long-term recovery from drugs and alcohol for over ten years.

“Greg has provided the public with valuable information through his advocacy and films,” said Mr. Valentine. “He has been the voice and face of recovery not only in Connecticut, but across the nation. We are grateful for his work and his dedication.”

Williams, a resident of Danbury, Connecticut, is currently in production on his first feature film, "The Anonymous People", set to release in the Spring of 2013. The film is about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery and chronicles the addiction recovery advocacy movement. The film features interviews with many authors, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, celebrities and recovery movement advocates including CCAR Recovery Community Center of Bridgeport’s manager Michael Askew and Executive Director Phillip Valentine. Through the Web site Kickstarter.com, Williams has raised over $70,000 from public donations in just two months to fund the project.

“I am honored to be named the 2012 Bob Savage Recovery Advocate of the Year,” said Williams. “CCAR has contributed greatly to the community here in Connecticut and I am blessed to work closely with them and appreciate all their support.” Greg Williams is owner at 4th Dimension Productions and the co-founder of Connecticut Turning to Youth and Families. In 2010 Greg was awarded a Silver Telly Award for Central Pride, the story of a grassroots prevention and recovery support program in a Bridgeport, Connecticut inner city high school. Greg is a public recovery advocate who has spoken to legislative bodies and has been featured in news stories surrounding youth addiction recovery by ABC World News, NBC News, Family Circle Magazine, and The Hartford Courant.

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Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery™ (CCAR) is a Hartford, Connecticut based 501(c)3 nonprofit that works nationally to promote recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy, education and service. The organization “puts a face on recovery” and provides recovery support services that connect people to resources that inspire hope and healing. CCAR is working to end the discrimination that surrounds recovery and ensures that those in recovery are treated with dignity and respect. To learn more about the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery, visit http://www.ccar.us. Shop online at The Recovery Store™ for the latest in books, videos, DVD's, CCAR merchandise, Recovery Coaching Materials, and Events/Training Registration.

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