Caroline Beidler, MSW (she/her) is a Christ-follower, trauma survivor, a person in recovery, and the Director of Creative Consultation Services, LLC., a business focused on creating sustainable addiction recovery support services at the local, state, and federal level. She is the past Director of Wisconsin Voices for Recovery, along with the past founder and Director of ED2Recovery, a nationally recognized program that brings Recovery Coaching into the Emergency Department setting to address the opioid crisis and opioid overdose fatalities. Through her consulting work, speaking engagements, and writing, Caroline has worked with legislators, non-profits, universities, federal agencies, and others to create innovative models that empower communities and people in recovery.
Some of her areas of expertise include: communications and recovery messaging, adolescent and college-age recovery, social and peer supports, and asset-based community development. Caroline was the former Chair of the Prevention Committee for the Wisconsin State Council on Alcohol and other Drug Abuse by Governor’s Appointment and has participated on many state and national coalitions and committees. Caroline has a passion for young people in recovery and founded two programs for college-aged youth in recovery: Live Free – Student Wellness and Recovery, Wisconsin’s only Collegiate Recovery Program, and Connect House Sober Living Foundation, Inc., a recovery residence for college-aged women, which completed a successful merger with the Aaron J. Meyer Foundation. In 2015, she won the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, John T. and Patricia A. O’Neill Addiction Science Education Award for her research on stigma and social support for recently deployed Veterans. Caroline and her family recently relocated to Oak Ridge, Tennessee in the US where she enjoys writing, hiking in the mountains and chasing around her two-year old twins, Henrick and Violet.