L. Worth Bolton, retired clinical faculty member and former director of the School of Social Work’s Certificate Program in Substance Abuse Studies, died Saturday, Nov. 16. Arrangements for a celebration of life are being planned and will be shared once they are finalized.
Bolton spent his entire career assisting people with substance use problems to find help and health, beginning at a time in history when they were considered by most to be a lost cause. In his 40 year career, he was a treatment provider, clinical supervisor, mentor, trainer, teacher and consultant. Bolton worked with community organizations, professional associations and state and national substance use disorder authorities to ensure that practice informs policy. In all of these roles, he made a significant impact on students, practitioners, veterans, policymakers and people seeking recovery. His influence will continue to be felt throughout the state.
Read more about Bolton’s life and the people he helped and inspired here.