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Last Event of 2018 – 3-Days with ACORN at a reduced fee!

Last Event of 2018 – 3-Days with ACORN at a reduced fee!

The holidays are upon us! We hope you all had a wonderful and abstinent Thanksgiving! ACORN is offering a special Holiday 3-Days with ACORN in Bradenton, FL led by Phil Werdell. We hope you will join us for this event focused on abstinence and recovery through the holiday season. Phil will lead a morning and… Continue Reading

Are you Codependent?   What is Codependency?

Are you Codependent? What is Codependency?

Are you Codependent? What is Codependency? Both great questions and really worth answering as codependent behaviors are among the top reasons why people relapse. Here are 15 questions to ask yourself: Do I have difficulties identifying what I am feeling? Do I believe I can take care of myself without help from others? Do I… Continue Reading


Relaxing Photo of Raindrop on Food Addiction WebsiteProblems With Food?

It’s a terrible torment to be stuck in an endless cycle of gaining and losing weight. Starving and bingeing, followed by endless despair. We obsess about eating or not eating, with the same results.

Can’t Stop Eating?

Doctors, dieticians and therapists can’t always help people like us. Bariatric surgery is too risky, or something in your gut tells you that it’s just not going to work. Hundreds of pounds lost, but we gain them back again. Wouldn’t it be great to know at last what the problem really is? How do you know if you are a food addict?

We Can Help

ACORN Food Dependency Recovery Services is a professional organization committed to helping other food addicts. All our staff members are food addicts with long-term stable abstinence and recovery. We see ACORN work as a supplement to a fellowship group such as Overeaters Anonymous (OA), Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) and other 12-step programs. ACORN holds Primary Intensives and Food Addiction Treatment Workshops in different parts of the US. Our services are for people in all stages of recovery from chemical dependency on food: just beginning, in relapse, and long-term recovery. Our workshop attendees include bulimics, anorexics, and food addicts.


We understand – both personally and professionally. Our expert staff includes food addicts who know first-hand what you are experiencing. Our food addiction recovery services are based on the 12-Steps as they appear in such programs as Overeaters Anonymous, Food Addicts Anonymous and CEA-HOW. Although we are not affiliated with those groups, we believe in the recovery they provide.

Food Addiction Treatment

We offer professionally-led food addiction recovery and support workshops. Our workshops offer structured support, explanations, and the opportunity to clear out the “food fog” without medications or invasive surgery.

Contact Us

ACORN Food Dependency Recovery Services
P.O. Box 50126, Sarasota, FL 34232-0301
Phone: 941-378-2122