STATESBORO, Ga., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- William G. Borchert was recently appointed a trustee of the Willingway Foundation, the non-profit affiliate of Willingway Hospital in Statesboro, Ga., that actively supports research, education and recovery projects in the field of alcoholism and drug addiction.
"We are pleased to have Bill Borchert join the Willingway Foundation board to help us in our fight to reduce the stigma of alcoholism and drug addiction," said Al J. Mooney, III, MD, Foundation president. "We believe his knowledge, reputation and dedication to helping those suffering from the disease of addiction will greatly enhance our Foundation's ability to meet its goals and further expand our research and educational programs," Mooney added.
Borchert has written a number of best-selling books and award-winning movies on the subject of recovery. He wrote the Hallmark/Warner Brothers movie, "My Name Is Bill W.", starring James Garner and James Woods, about the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. Borchert also wrote the Hallmark/Entertainment 1 movie, "When Love Is Not Enough" starring Winona Ryder and Barry Pepper, based upon his book, "The Lois Wilson Story" about the co-founder of Al-Anon. He has written many books on recovery including "50 Miracles That Changed Lives," "Sought Through Prayer and Meditation," and "1,000 Years of Sobriety."
As an independent producer at Artists Entertainment Complex in New York, Borchert and his partners produced "Serpico" and "Dog Day Afternoon," both starring Al Pacino as well as other films.
Among the Willingway Foundation projects are providing funding to support The Center for Addiction Recovery at Georgia Southern University; research to validate the efficacy of abstinence programs; addiction mentoring and training for physicians; and conferences and educational seminars aimed at reducing the stigma of alcoholism and drug addiction.
The Foundation also engages in a global initiative, "Recovery Africa," and is currently working in Ghana and Egypt to help relieve the suffering from alcohol and drug problems. Previous global efforts of the Foundation were in Russia, Romania and Bosnia.
About Willingway Foundation
Willingway Foundation was founded in 1977 as a non-profit charitable extension of Willingway Hospital of Statesboro, Georgia, specializing in the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. Willingway Foundation provides support to The Center for Addiction Recovery at Georgia Southern University as well as engages in funding research of addictive diseases, providing addiction education for professionals and participating in addiction recovery projects throughout the world. For more information, visit www.willingwayfoundation.org
About Willingway Hospital
Willingway Hospital is a privately owned, 40-bed hospital specializing in the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. Founded in 1971 by the late John Mooney, Jr., M.D. and his wife, the late Dot Mooney, the hospital is recognized as one of the first treatment facilities in the United States. It is located in Statesboro, Ga., on a serene and wooded 11-acre campus. Willingway offers a full range of services including assessments, medical detoxification, inpatient/residential, intensive outpatient, family counseling, extended treatment for men and women and continuing care. For more information, visit www.willingway.com.
SOURCE Willingway Foundation