Recovery Matters - March 2014
We can learn to love our family without forfeiting love and respect for ourselves.
-- The Language of Letting Go

John MacDougallUsing the Twelve Traditions at home

Dan Anderson Renewal Center presenter John MacDougall helps navigate putting the Traditions into practice at home to ensure peace and happiness in your own small, private group.

Recovery Matters -- Hazelden News

Kelly McClanahanNot every family becomes healed right away

In our continuing series of reader-shared stories, Kelly McClanahan opens up about her 28-year (and counting) journey. "Recovery has brought many changes. But not those I thought I would enjoy. There was no marriage/family for years. I called myself an orphan, although family was out there, somewhere. Recovery brought these things years later, after healing that had to occur, in order to work through relationships with them."

Recovery Matters -- Hazelden News

Toni TufoTwo ways to make coleslaw

Betty Ford Center spiritual counselor Toni Tufo discusses the struggle for family members to maintain balance for themselves while the chaos of addiction swirls around them.

Recovery Matters -- Hazelden News

Girlfriend of BillGirlfriend of Bill:
12 Things You Need to Know about Dating Someone in Recovery


When partners of recovering addicts have no personal addiction or recovery experience, it can be helpful for them to know what their loved one has been through and how their loved one developed healthy relationship skills. Author Karen Nagy outlines Steps Four through Ten -- the "Relationship Steps."

Recovery Matters -- Hazelden News


Community Events

  • Recovery Cup Golf and Tennis Tournament, MN, Jun 23
  • Sexual Health Series, OR, Jun 25
  • St. Paul Recovery Speaker Series, MN, Jul 1
  • The Family Disease of Alcohol and Drug Addiction, GA, Jul 19
  • Being Sober and Becoming Happy, MN, Jul 10
  • HazelFest, MN, Aug 2
  • View entire community calendar

Alumni Events

  • Advanced Recovery, NY, Jun 21
  • Portland Recovery Speaker Series, OR, Jul 1
  • Second Sunday - Now What, Our Journey beyond Addiction, MN, Jul 13
  • Dia Linn Alumni Reunion, MN, Jul 17-20
  • Springbrook Ice Cream Social, Barbeque & Ribbon Cutting, OR, Jul 18
  • Springbrook Alumni Reunion, OR, Jul 18-19
  • View entire alumni calendar

Professional Events

  • The Use of Intensive Process Work in Recovery, IL, Jun 21
  • Chicago Clinical Connection, IL, Jun 26
  • Tools for the Journey, CA, Jun 26
  • Affirmative, Integrative LGBTQ Treatment, OR, Jun 27
  • Chaska Professional Development Series, MN, Jul 8
  • The Midwest Symposium on Addictions, IL, Jul 11
  • Professionals in Residence Program, MN, July 14-18
  • Drug Use and Baby Boomers, Webinar, Jul 16
  • View entire professional calendar
  • Ongoing Professional Training
Renewal Center Retreats
  • Running and Recovery, Jun 27-29 NEW
  • The NA Journey Continues, Jul 4-6
  • True Happiness, Jul 11-13 NEW
  • Dan Anderson Renewal Center 30th Anniversary Celebration, MN, Jul 13
  • An Unshakable Foundation for Life, Jul 13-15
  • Grief and Recovery, Jul 25-27
  • Be Free from Codependency, Aug 1-3 NEW
  • Learn about the Renewal Center
  • View entire retreat calendar

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