Why Punta Gorda, Florida? Simply, it’s in Bill White’s backyard. When Phil Valentine, CCAR Executive Director, a long-time colleague and friend of Bill White’s, asked Bill if he’s come to CT to the first conference, Bill could not. He no longer travels. Bill however agreed to answer some questions on video that served as the opening keynote for the first Multiple Pathways of Recovery Conference. The next year, Phil asked Bill, “What if we brought the conference to you, would you attend?” He willingly said yes. This will be our 3rd year in Punta Gorda.