Faculty & Staff

William R. Drinkwater

Instructor, College of Advancing and Professional Studies



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William (Willy) Drinkwater has been working as an addiction/co-occurring disorder specialist in the greater Boston area for over twenty years. Among the facilities he has worked for are: CASPAR-CIC, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Arbour HRI Hospital, Malden Hospital, Whidden Memorial Hospital, Somerville Hospital-ATU, and presently at the North Shore Medical Center. While a member of the Cambridge Health Alliance, Drinkwater was a preceptor for first year residents (Psych/Medicine) from Harvard Medical School on addiction and co-occurring disorders. In addition, he maintains a private practice in Arlington at an outpatient addiction center called Right Turn. (www.right-turn.org) Willy is also a member of the Consumer Advisory Board at the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, Department of Public Health. In 2007, he was a presenter at the 30th Annual Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Hospital, "Treating the Addictions." His topic was, "Relapse Warning Signs: Past Views, Present Views."