I am sitting in the group room at Sugar Free Place in Bradenton, Florida.  It’s 9:00 Saturday morning, and we just finished gentle breakfast on the first morning of a Primary Intensive.  It is quiet and peaceful as all the participants are working on their first assignments and preparing for our first group which starts in about 30 minutes.  It is another beautiful day here in Florida, about 27 degrees (that’s 81 for those of you who speak in Fahrenheit) and sunny.

As I sit here, I can’t help but feel a sense of awe and hope at the prospect of all of these people starting their recovery journey – a journey that will be challenging; a journey that can often be painful; a journey that for me, personally, has been the most amazing and rewarding journey of my life!

Where will your recovery journey next take YOU?

We have some amazing recovery opportunities happening in Vancouver throughout the entire month of November. That’s right, 28 continuous days of recovery support with ACORN.  So, instead of gearing up for another season of eating and bondage, take advantage of the extra support available now and gear up for a season of freedom.  NOW is the time.

  • Nov. 3 – 5:  Retreat/Reunion Weekend
  • Nov. 10 – 15:  ACORN’s signature program, The Primary Intensive
  • Nov. 16 – 30:  Living in Recovery Program

Or, combine all of the above for a full month of recovery (substantial discounts available when combining events)!

Retreat/Reunion Weekend

Come for some R&R, Recharge, Recovery and Relapse Prevention

When:  Friday, Nov. 3 to Sunday, Nov. 5 (starts Friday at 7 pm and ends Sunday at 3 pm)

Where:  Richmond, BC

Cost:  $500 USD includes program, lodging and all meals

What:  A 3-day event for ACORN alumni only that will focus on RELAPSE PREVENTION!
Join Phil and me for an amazing weekend as we delve into relapse prevention.  Explore the whys, the hows and, most importantly, the how nots!!  I truly don’t know one of us in recovery that could not benefit from this work.  I have been taking several clients through this relapse prevention work, and it has been quite eye opening and lifesaving, allowing people to actually “STOP” a relapse in its early stages – meaning, before they picked up the food!

Primary Intensive 

When:  Friday, Nov. 10 to Wednesday, November 15 (starts Friday at 7 pm and ends Wednesday at 2 pm)

Where:  Vancouver, BC

Cost:  $2,175 USD includes program, lodging and all meals

What:  ACORN’s “powerful” and “life changing” 5-day signature treatment program

Join Phil and me for ACORN’s signature program, The Primary Intensive. This is a 5-day structured residential program that includes practice using a food plan, education about the disease, challenging denial and resources for support.

Space is limited to 10 participants!

The Intensive supports and promotes food abstinence and Twelve Step work through a process of groups, education, structured activities and individual reading and writing assignments. Open to those new to food addiction recovery and to those who want to deepen their recovery in an abstinent environment.

“Living in Recovery”

When:  Thursday, Nov. 16 to Thursday, Nov. 30

Where:  Vancouver, BC

Cost: (Includes program and lodging)

  • Intensive plus two weeks – $4,125 USD
  • Intensive plus one week – $3,125 USD
  • Two weeks Living in Recovery – $2,500 USD
  • One week Living in Recovery – $1,400 USD

What:  A one or two week residential program enabling participants to deepen their recovery in a “real -world” environment

Living in Recovery” is a residential program offering participants a “real-world” environment – participants will stay in a residential home, grocery shop at local markets, prepare their own abstinent meals (with staff guidance), participate in Twelve Step meetings, daily practice journaling & writing, and attend daily facilitator-led process groups.  This opportunity is sure to enhance your commitment to ongoing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth.  Sign up today!


Weekly Teleconference “Nuts & Bolts”

Please join us Wednesday evenings for recovery support.
This no-cost abstinence support group is open to all. Led by Sherri Goodman, professional trainee. 
Wednesdays at 7 pm (EST.)
Conference call in number:
(605) 468-8002
Access Number 1014962#