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Lyndin Worth Bolton

March 9, 1950November 16, 2019

Lyndin Worth Bolton was born on March 9, 1950 and passed away on November 16, 2019.

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Cathy Cole

November 20, 2019

Worth was a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers; I posted his passing on our list serve and here are some of the lovely comments from members: Worth was actually my first introduction to MI - I took his class during my last year of my MSW program at UNC Chapel Hill. He had a real passion for transforming how professionals treated substance use disorders in North Carolina. I am saddened to hear of his passing. Chris
I was fortunate to know Worth when he helped out with the NC TNT in Asheville. He was a great guy and a wonderful role model. He will be missed. Karen
I collaborated with Worth on a number of multi-site clinical trials. Also, participated with him in various forums dealing with social work, addictions, and MI. He was a great collaborator - warm, supportive and always "thinking out of the box".
He will be missed.
Allen
A good friend and colleague. Someone just quoted him in a training last week:) RIP our friend. Laurie
I was in many of Worth's MI trainings back in the early 2000's. Loved his energy and his patience with us as we did our roleplays. He will be sorely missed. Sherry

Suzi Woodard

November 19, 2019

I met Worth in the late 1970s. He was working in Wilmington and was already in a leadership role in the emerging field of evidence-based substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment. I was a new employee at the comprehensive substance abuse agency in Raleigh which was also actively involved in advocacy for this work as a recognized and respected profession in NC, so we wound up at the same State conferences once or twice a year for a while, then only on rare occasions after I moved to the NC mountains in 1980.

Worth was a kind friend on these occasions, full of life and passion for his work, with strong values and integrity, devoted to his amazing wife Flo Stein, also a recognized leader in the field. He was someone I learned much from and respected a great deal. I know he has been ill for some time, and I'm sad that he has left us, but glad he's now free of those physical challenges.

Michael Goudelock

November 19, 2019

I have known Worth for 20 plus years. He was a great support in my training as an LCAS and CCS. I will greatly miss his support and our field has lost another cornerstone. My heartfelt sympathy to the family.

Renaye Chapman

November 19, 2019

I only knew Worth from conferences but appreciated all that he had to share each time he spoke. His insight and compassion will be missed.

Ernestine Chapman

November 19, 2019

I was so very sad to hear of Worth's passing. He was such a remarkable person and a force in the substance use disorder field. I first met Worth in the 1980's when I was in the process of becoming a counselor and I can honestly say that Worth taught me most of what I know today. His breadth of understanding and ability to convey that knowledge was amazing. I'm sorry that new counselors in the field will not have the opportunity to learn from him as I did. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.

Crystal Russell

November 19, 2019

I decided to pursue a career as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist all because of one class with Worth at UNC-Chapel Hill. He was an incredible professor - His passion to serve those with histories of substance and alcohol use disorders and his sensitivity to their complex needs, will be missed terribly in the field.

Doolin Dalton

November 18, 2019

I was pretty fortunate growing up with Worth as my uncle. I was always inspired and motivated by the stories my mother told me about him. I have always had a great deal of respect and admiration for him and I always will. He was loved by many. He will be missed by many, myself included.

Keith McAdam

November 18, 2019

Words cannot describe what a gift Worth was to this world. It was beyond an honor to have gotten to know him as a teacher, supervisor, colleague and friend. His departure leaves a void that can never be filled save for the legacy he leaves behind. My heart goes out to his family, whom he loved with everything he was. Love and light to you all, and thank you for sharing this treasure of a human being with all of us.