Roland Williams, LAADC

Culturally Specific Adaptations of the Gorski-CENAPS Model of Relapse Prevention

Opioid Epidemic, Cultural Considerations, and Changes in SUD Treatment

Roland is an interventionist, author, trainer, counselor and consultant specializing in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders. He is President and Founder of Free Life Enterprises an international counseling and consulting firm, that provides consultation, clinical training, program development, interventions and staff supervision, worldwide. He is the President and CEO of the Gorski-CENAPS organization. He is the co-founder and former Executive Director of Alta Mira Recovery Programs, in Sausalito, California, as well as co-founder and former Clinical Director of Bayside Marin, in San Rafael, where he designed the initial clinical model for each facility. Roland worked at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, CA. For 15 years, he was the Director of Behavioral Health Services, and was responsible for the psychiatric and chemical dependency programs. Roland was one of the first Licensed Advanced Addiction Counselors in the State of California, a member of Department of Alcohol and Drug programs advisory board, he sat on the oral examination board of CAADAC, (California Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors), and is a member of the NAADAC Trainers Academy, providing technical assistance and training nationwide. He has provided counseling and consulting services to individuals and treatment facilities worldwide, including Switzerland, Holland, France, Dominican Republic, Italy, Thailand, Japan, India,The Philippines, and the United Kingdom. Roland works with the Offender Mentorship Certification Program teaching CAADAC classes to incarcerated inmates. He has published 4 books related to Relapse Prevention from a cultural perspective and written numerous articles on addiction and recovery.