• 7 p.m. Friday, February 1 to noon Sunday, February 3, 2019



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The Big Book Revisited

Center City, MN

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Let's take a fresh look at the "directions, promises, warnings and prayers" contained in the Big Book and reconsider how to apply this Twelve Step wisdom in our daily lives. Join Fred Holmquist—author, student of life and retired Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation clinician, educator and thought-leader—for a weekend of study that can help re-frame religious, gender-insensitive or outdated recovery language that can be troublesome or off-putting. Come and experience a deepening connection to classic recovery literature and gain new appreciation for the Big Book as a helpful tool in your unfolding personal recovery.

Fill out the perliminary registration form and we will contact you with final details.

Fred Holmquist

Fred Holmquist, author, educator and retired director of the Lodge Program at the Dan Anderson Renewal Center, has served in the field of substance use disorders for over 40 years. His core belief as a translator of Twelve Step principles and their literature is that he's building bridges from the knowledge base people already have to Twelve Step equivalents using examples from a variety of disciplines including medicine, theology, philosophy and physics. He currently lolls in the Florida sunshine chasing Walter Hagen with his wife, Page, and their tuxedo cat, Oliver.


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Dan Anderson Renewal Center
15251 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Center City, MN 55012

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