Who’s the man behind the Cure?  Rev. Winn Henderson, M.D.


Rev. Winn Henderson M.D. is a retired physician with over 20 years of clinical experience. He is the author or co-author of 40 books including The Cure of Addiction, The Four Questions, Share Your Mission, The Deposition, The Secret to Happiness, The 12 Steps: A Recovery Program Explained and Revised, The Secret to Happiness, Freedom From Addiction, and most recently Freedom From Addiction II,


For the last 40+ years Dr. Henderson has been counseling both in person and by telephone clients from all over the world on issues of addiction and finding one’s purpose in life.


He is the host of a 17 year long running radio talk show: Share Your Mission which seeks to give examples of how having a life purpose brings happiness, contentment, joy, peace of mind, and success. Dr. Henderson’s mission in life is to help you find yours. Since 2016 the doctor has presented a podcast on iTunes entitled: Freedom From Addiction.


Dr. Henderson has quite a story to tell of his personal transformation in 1990 and how he reinvented himself. You can read the back story in Freedom From Addiction (2011). You can contact the doctor at 828-508-7981 or


Undergraduate Studies:  LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia. Dean’s  List. 1964‑1968,  A.B.


Graduate StudiesUniversity of Alabama, School of Medicine, Birmingham, Ala. 1968‑1972 M.D.


Internship:  Rotating O / Family Practice I,  St.  Elizabeth’s Medical  Center, Dayton, Ohio  1972‑1973.


Residency:  Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base, Part 1 1973.


Military Service:  Major, USAF, 1973‑1976, Honorable Discharge.


Board Certification:   American Board of Family Practice,  1977, 1983, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1984


Memberships:   American Association of Christian Counselors (Charter)


Publications:     (Partial List of 40)

  • 1991  The Cure of   Addiction
  • 1993  Doctors Don’t Lie 
  • 1995  The 12 Steps (Explained and Revised)
  • 1998  The Four Questions                                            
  • 2000  Share Your Mission, Vol. 1
  • 2001  Share Your Mission, Vol.2
  • 2002  The Sacrifice Diet
  • 2002  Share Your Mission, Vol.3
  • 2003  Wake Up…. Live The Life You Love ( #1 National Best Seller)
  • 2003  Wake Up….Live The Life You Love (Purpose, Passion, Abundance)
  • 2004  Wake Up….Live The Life You Love (Living on Purpose)
  • 2004  The Deposition
  • 2004  Recovering Your Lost Self From Adversity
  • 2005  Share Your Mission, Vol.4
  • 2005  Wake Up….Live The Life You Love (Gratitude)
  • 2006  Feed The Hungry Diet
  • 2007  Share Your Mission, Vol.5 
  • 2007  Wake Up, Live The Life You Love (A Search For Purpose)
  • 2007  101 Ways To Increase Your Bottom Line
  • 2007  The Secret To Happiness
  • 2009  Wake Up, Live The Life You Love (Moments)
  • 2009  How To Publish Your Next Book For Under $100
  • 2009  Living In The Now
  • 2010  Intimate Connections
  • 2011  Freedom From Addiction
  • 2014  Intimate Connections
  • 2014  Freedom From Addiction II

Appointments & Professional Experiences:

  • 1976‑1978  Courtesy Staff, UTMRCH, Knoxville, Tennessee, Clinical Instructor, Emergency Department
  • 1978‑1982 Staff Emergency Physician/Director of Emergency  Physicians, Morristown       Hamblen  Morristown, TN
  • 1982‑1990  Federal Aviation Medical Examiner.
  • 1983‑1984  Staff Emergency Physician/Chairman, Emergency  Department,  Mary’s Medical Center,  Knoxville, TN
  • 1984‑1985  Staff Emergency Physician, Methodist Medical Center, Oak  Ridge, Tennessee
  • 1985‑1990  Director, East Tennessee Medical, Acute Care Clinic
  • 1990‑1992  Counseling (Addiction Medicine) and research:Kennedy Center, Morgantown, WVA
  • 1992‑  Director, The Recovery Group, Sylva, N.C.,  Television, radio talk shows, public speaking, and seminars on the subject of addiction
  • 1998-  Founded The Destiny House, Sylva, N.C. [A mountain retreat dedicated to helping  individuals discover the reason for their creation and developing a plan to fulfill their mission]
  • 1998-  Host and producer of the syndicated radio/internet interview talk show: Share Your Mission
  • 1999-  U.S. Patent  #5,976,505 –  Method of Cryogenically Treating Psoriasis
  • 2002-  Faculty of Unity Seminary, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
  • 2003-  Faculty of Fillmore Seminary, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
  • 2005-  Adjunct Faculty, Southwestern Community College, N.C.
  • 1997-2006  Toast Masters, Past President
  • 2006  Jackson County Visual Artist Association, President