Frequenty Asked Questions

What is the cost for the Primary Intensive©?
$1,950 for those who have not previously participated in an ACORN Primary Intensive©.

$1,700 for those who have participated in at least one ACORN Primary Intensive©.

Deposit: A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Remaining balance is due in full two weeks prior to the event.

Meals: Meals are included in the cost of the Primary Intensive©.

Lodging: Lodging is available for $225 for 5 nights.

At times, limited scholarships are available or a brief payment plan may be set up for those who demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Please call us at 941-378-2122 to discuss details.

Where is the Primary Intensive© held?
Bradenton, FL – The Primary Intensive is hosted at a private home in Bradenton, FL. The site is a large four bedroom, private home that can accommodate large groups for meetings and events. The home offers space for on-site lodging during events. However, space is limited and is available on a first-registered, first-paid basis. The fee for lodging at the house is $225 for 5 nights. If lodging is at capacity, we will refer participants to a nearby hotel at their own expense (we encourage double occupancy).

I am traveling from out of state. What is the nearest airport?
It is best to fly into Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). It is closest to the Primary Intensive© site and allows our volunteers to coordinate transportation to and from the airport.

If necessary, you may fly into Tampa International (TPA). Due to the distance, we can not guarantee transportation to and from the airport. Shuttles, cabs and limo services are available.

When should I arrive? When does the event end?
Primary Intensives© begin at 7:00 pm on the first day. We encourage participants to arrive by 6:30 pm.

The event will end on the last day after lunch (approximately 2:00 pm). Departing flights should be scheduled accordingly.

Can I attend a Primary Intensive© if I am not abstinent?
The Intensive is designed for those struggling with abstinence or for those stable in their recovery. The Primary Intensive© allows up to 5 days for those who are not abstinent to remove certain foods from their food plan and detox from addictive foods.

Are meals included in the cost of the Primary Intensive©?
Yes. Meals are included. Dinner is NOT provided the first evening but feel free to bring your own meal or eat before you arrive. Meals will be provided beginning with a metabolics snack the first night through lunch on the last day, including any meals you may need to pack for your return trip.

Food is prepared according to the Glenbeigh Healthy Eating Plan, which excludes sugar, flour, caffeine and alcohol. You will be responsible for weighing or measuring your portions. If you have questions about your particular food needs, please let us know in advance!

Will my insurance cover fees for the Primary Intensive©?
Typically insurance policies do not cover workshops for food addiction. We will provide an invoice upon request for you to submit to your insurance company. Please check with your provider as we do not submit claims to insurance companies.

Your Focus: During and after the Primary Intensive©
Focusing on You (This Is Important)

Because the complete focus of the Intensive is on your recovery, no outside distractions are permitted. This means no telephone calls, no TV/video/audio, no e-mail, computer, non-recovery books or activities. Please do not make commitments (e.g. job concerns) requiring outside attention during the Intensive. When you arrive, we will ask for your cell phones and car keys (for safekeeping)!

What to Plan the Day after the Primary Intensive©

It is recommended that you plan at least one day with little or no responsibility following the Primary Intensive©.  Rest, get your abstinent foods in place and ensure implementation of your aftercare needs.

In Case of Emergency
In case of a family emergency, please give your family members the emergency number provided in the Event Details you receive upon registration. This number will be checked for messages several times each day.

What should I bring to the Primary Intensive©?
You will need:

  • Casual, comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Bring a sweater due to air conditioning
  • Digital food scale
  • Your personal toiletries
  • Prescribed medications

You will be provided:

  • Towels, linens
  • Writing paper and pens
  • Binder with materials
  • Big Book (Alcoholics Anonymous, travel edition)

Special Considerations:
In support of those with environmental sensitivities, we wish to make the meeting space as scent-free as possible. Please do not bring or use cologne, perfume, scented lotions, scented aftershave, aerosols, etc. as these products may cause reactions in some people.

Frequenty Asked Questions

What is the cost for the Primary Intensive©?
$1,950 for those who have not previously participated in an ACORN Primary Intensive©.

$1,700 for those who have participated in at least one ACORN Primary Intensive©.

Deposit: A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Remaining balance is due in full two weeks prior to the event.

Meals: Meals are included in the cost of the Primary Intensive©.

Lodging: Lodging is available for $225 for 5 nights.

At times, limited scholarships are available or a brief payment plan may be set up for those who demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Please call us at 941-378-2122 to discuss details.

Where is the Primary Intensive© held?
Bradenton, FL – The Primary Intensive is hosted at a private home in Bradenton, FL. The site is a large four bedroom, private home that can accommodate large groups for meetings and events. The home offers space for on-site lodging during events. However, space is limited and is available on a first-registered, first-paid basis. The fee for lodging at the house is $225 for 5 nights. If lodging is at capacity, we will refer participants to a nearby hotel at their own expense (we encourage double occupancy).

I am traveling from out of state. What is the nearest airport?
It is best to fly into Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). It is closest to the Primary Intensive© site and allows our volunteers to coordinate transportation to and from the airport.

If necessary, you may fly into Tampa International (TPA). Due to the distance, we can not guarantee transportation to and from the airport. Shuttles, cabs and limo services are available.

When should I arrive? When does the event end?
Primary Intensives© begin at 7:00 pm on the first day. We encourage participants to arrive by 6:30 pm.

The event will end on the last day after lunch (approximately 2:00 pm). Departing flights should be scheduled accordingly.

Can I attend a Primary Intensive© if I am not abstinent?
The Intensive is designed for those struggling with abstinence or for those stable in their recovery. The Primary Intensive© allows up to 5 days for those who are not abstinent to remove certain foods from their food plan and detox from addictive foods.

Are meals included in the cost of the Primary Intensive©?
Yes. Meals are included. Dinner is NOT provided the first evening but feel free to bring your own meal or eat before you arrive. Meals will be provided beginning with a metabolics snack the first night through lunch on the last day, including any meals you may need to pack for your return trip.

Food is prepared according to the Glenbeigh Healthy Eating Plan, which excludes sugar, flour, caffeine and alcohol. You will be responsible for weighing or measuring your portions. If you have questions about your particular food needs, please let us know in advance!

Will my insurance cover fees for the Primary Intensive©?
Typically insurance policies do not cover workshops for food addiction. We will provide an invoice upon request for you to submit to your insurance company. Please check with your provider as we do not submit claims to insurance companies.

Your Focus: During and after the Primary Intensive©
Focusing on You (This Is Important)

Because the complete focus of the Intensive is on your recovery, no outside distractions are permitted. This means no telephone calls, no TV/video/audio, no e-mail, computer, non-recovery books or activities. Please do not make commitments (e.g. job concerns) requiring outside attention during the Intensive. When you arrive, we will ask for your cell phones and car keys (for safekeeping)!

What to Plan the Day after the Primary Intensive©

It is recommended that you plan at least one day with little or no responsibility following the Primary Intensive©.  Rest, get your abstinent foods in place and ensure implementation of your aftercare needs.

In Case of Emergency
In case of a family emergency, please give your family members the emergency number provided in the Event Details you receive upon registration. This number will be checked for messages several times each day.

What should I bring to the Primary Intensive©?
You will need:

  • Casual, comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Bring a sweater due to air conditioning
  • Digital food scale
  • Your personal toiletries
  • Prescribed medications

You will be provided:

  • Towels, linens
  • Writing paper and pens
  • Binder with materials
  • Big Book (Alcoholics Anonymous, travel edition)

Special Considerations:
In support of those with environmental sensitivities, we wish to make the meeting space as scent-free as possible. Please do not bring or use cologne, perfume, scented lotions, scented aftershave, aerosols, etc. as these products may cause reactions in some people.