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A Big Book Study: Twelve Step Texts and Meanings

Center City, MN

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Immediacy is at the heart of what hijacks our brains in active addiction. Likewise, taking immediate action to maintain sobriety is what guides our lives in recovery. Throughout the Twelve Step wisdom texts (in this case Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions and the first 164 pages of Alcoholics Anonymous), the phrase "at once" appears 24 times. Join us for this Big Book retreat where we will glean the hidden-in-plain-sight meaning behind the "at once" references and discover its lessons for lasting recovery. 

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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 the physics of hydrology and aviation. 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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