The authors of Drug-Addiction-Support.org come from a diverse background both educationally and professionally. But they do share on thing in common, their commitment to helping those struggling with a substance addiction move toward recovery,
Site Author: Chaplain Ned Wicker
Ned has a varied background which includes: Radio Show Host, Sports Journalist, Magazine Owner/Editor, Navy sailor, Christian Pastor, and currently a Healthcare Chaplain.
Through these experiences Ned as gained a unique insight into the human condition. Ned views drug addiction as a problem that encompasses body, mind and spirit. He believes all of these aspects must be treated for recovery from the addiction to occur. Additionally, all members of the family need support themselves and are key to helping the addict successfully overcome addiction.
Ned's mother was an alcoholic who died before receiving treatment or going into recovery. The goal of this site is to give people information about recovery from addiction enabling them to help themselves and their loved ones.
Counseling and Therapeutic Support: Debbie Wicker MS Counseling, SACC
Debbie, like Ned, has a varied background from an expert in computers, publishing and Management Information Systems and more recently, receiving her Masters in Counseling at Concordia University of Wisconsin. She has also been certified by the University of Wisconsin - Madison as a Substance Abuse Certified Counselor.
Debbie is the primary builder of the site and also provides treatment answers to the questions submitted by the website visitors. She works at a local medical clinic, counseling patients suffering from a variety of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, addictions, and personality disorders.
She leads the Addiction Support Group on this site. She also is the lead instructor on the seminars and courses offered through Learn-it-Live and this website.
Additional Support from: Rev. Dr. Dan Geeding
We have also received support and encouragement from Rev. Dr. Dan Geeding, the lead chaplain at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, whose dissertation inspired this website:
"Ministering to 12-Step Oriented Persons Through Biblical Curriculum in the Context of Parish Nursing.”
Rev. Dr. Geeding's background includes:
- Ordained/Chaplain Endorsement: International Church of the Nazarene - BA-Olivet Nazarene University , Kankakee , IL - M. Div- Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City , MO - D.Min.- Fuller Theological Seminary-Pasadena, CA - 5 Units of CPE- Baptist Hospital , K.C., MO - Board Certified-APC - Wisconsin APC Membership Chair for two terms - Addictions Chaplain 8 years Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City - Pastor of Singles/Support/Recovery Ministries- 3 Years Arlington TX
Currently Rev. Dr. Geeding is:
- Chairman-Board of Directors: Wisconsin Nazarene Compassionate Centers, Inc. (Provides 30 Unit Transitional Housing for drug and Alcohol Recovery)
- Rev. Dr. Dan Geeding is also the co-host of our weekly radio show on addiction called Recovery Now!</b><br>
- Board Member of Wisconsin Chaplaincy Association
and Finally Remember:
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." - Matthew 7:7-8