• $293/Person per night (includes double occupancy room, Programming and meals)
  • $415/Night (includes a private room, programming and meals)
  • Financial aid is available based on demonstrated need and availability of funds. Request a scholarship when you call.
  • Prices are subject to change. Some retreats require a one-time programming fee.
  • To Register, Call 800-262-4882



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Building Your Bridge From the Wreckage of Addiction to Family Healing

Center City, MN


Sadness. Anger. Contempt. Confusion. These are completely normal reactions to a loved one’s addiction. But they’re not exactly pleasant…and who wants to feel that way forever? The good news is you don’t have to.

Please join Margaret Swift Thompson and Dede Armstrong—two incredibly talented recovery coaches and counselors with more than forty years of combined recovery experience—for a weekend of healing, restoration and radical self-care.

Over the course of the weekend, you’ll learn how to:

  • Practice radical, unapologetic self-care 
  • Find and “unblock” whatever gets in the way of your joy
  • Set airtight boundaries that support your wants and needs

Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7, 2023

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

To Register, Call 800-262-4882

About the Presenters


Margaret Swift Thompson MS, LADC

Swift Thompson is the executive director of Embrace Family Recovery, LLC, the creator and host of The Embrace Family Recovery Podcast, and a recovery coach for families. She holds a master’s of science in rehabilitation counseling from Northeastern University and is a licensed drug and alcohol counselor and certified SheRecovers coach.

Having dedicated more than 20 years of her career to helping families heal from addiction at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Swift Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge, clinical experience and tried and true group, individual and family methods to her practice. 


Dede Armstrong, MS, MA, LADC, SRCD

Armstrong has a master's degree in social work from Columbia University and a master's in addiction counseling from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. She has extensive experience with group facilitation and workshop training, along with years of experience facilitating the 55-plus program at The Retreat.

Most importantly, she has more than 20 years of active recovery from alcoholism and more than nine years in recovery from codependency. Her personal experiences in Twelve Step recovery and her many years in the field inform every bit of her work.


HAZELDEN BETTY FORD FOUNDATION PHOTO POLICY: By attending this public event, I hereby grant the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation the right to use and publish photographs and videos of me, or in which I may be included, for editorial trade, advertising, and any other purpose and in any manner and medium and to alter the same without restriction. I hereby release the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and its legal representatives and assigns for all claims and liability relating to said photographs and videos.


The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. As the nation's leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient addiction and mental health care for adults and youth, the Foundation has treatment centers and telehealth services nationwide as well as a network of collaborators throughout health care. Through charitable support and a commitment to innovation, the Foundation is able to continually enhance care, research, programs and services, and help more people. With a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center, the Foundation today is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in its services and throughout the organization, which also encompasses a graduate school of addiction studies, a publishing division, an addiction research center, recovery advocacy and thought leadership, professional and medical education programs, school-based prevention resources and a specialized program for children who grow up in families with addiction.

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