Michael Smith (CAC1, NCAC1)
Mike has been serving at 24/7 House since November 2013. Mike is in recovery and entered a faith/evidence based long-term recovery residence program in July 2008 and completed in 2010. He had a desire to help those who suffer from the disease of addiction and worked as an intern counselor two years before becoming a GACA certified addictions counselor. Since Mike has traveled the road of addiction he understands the pain of bondage. His passion is to help men and women, with addiction, to escape the chains of slavery and, to teach them how to live without drugs or alcohol. Mike believes no man or woman comes through the doors of 24/7 House by mistake. He believes in God’s miracles because he is one.
Substance Abuse Counselor
Marie Wildes began her work in the field of Substance Abuse in 1985. She worked as a family counselor at Charter By the Sea and held this position for 10 years. During this time she had extensive training in Co-Dependency, sexual trauma and family counseling. She focused on the problems of the “wounded Inner Child”, growing up in homes made dysfunctional by such problems as alcohol and drugs, sexual abuse, divorce, death, physical and emotional abuse. Her focus in the past many years has been on women and their issues. She gained her certification as a Certified Addiction Counselor II, in 1991. This certification is through Georgia Addiction Counselors Association. She is also certified through the National Association of Addiction Counselors. She now works with 24/7 House, Inc, in Baxley Georgia as a consultant as well as provides education for residents on “The Family Dynamics.” She also provides services for families, women and children at First Baptist Church in Alma, Georgia. She has dedicated her life to doing God’s work with wounded families and those who suffer from the deadly disease of Addiction. At 24/7 House, Inc. it is the belief that ” there is always Hope and Help for those who seek it”. .
Pete entered a long term recovery residence program in October of 1989. Having a passion to help suffering addicts and alcoholics he served on the Board of Directors for the program where he found recovery for 20 years. God gave Pete the vision for the 24/7 House, Inc. in 2008. Today he shares his experience, strength, and hope with the residents of the 24/7 House, Inc. His greatest joy today is watching God restore life with hope to residents who are seeking freedom.