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Thursday November 2

8:00 - 9:30 pm AA/Alanon Meet and Greet


Friday November 3

7- 8:00 am Breakfast (provided)


8:00 - 8:15 am Welcome: Opening Remarks 


“Emotional Sobriety”


8:15 - 9:45 am Harry Haroutunian


9:45 - 10:00 am Break


10:00 - 11:30 am - Fred Holmquist


11:30 -12:00pm  Discussion


12:00 -1:30 pm Alanon Speaker -

Luncheon (Provided)


2:30 -3:15  Step Meeting


3:30 - 4:15  Step Meeting


5:30 - 7:30 pm Open Seating Dinner at

The Wilson House (optional, on your own)


7:30 - 8:30 pm  Open Step Meeting at

The Wilson House (optional)



Saturday November 4

7- 8:00 am Breakfast (provided)


8:00 - 8:15 am  Announcements


“The Family Disease”


8:15 - 9:45 am  Mark Stelzer


9:45 -10:00 am Break


10:00 -11:30 am Robert  Stack


11:30 - 12:00pm Discussion

12:00 - 2:30 Free time


2:30 - 3:15  Step Meeting


3:30- 4:15  Step Meeting


6:00 - 9:00 pm  40th Annual NEPG Banquet



Sunday November 5

7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast (provided)


8:30 - 9:30 am Spiritual Message:  Mark Stelzer


9:30 - 10:15 am Farewells

Prescription for Recovery

 Meeting Schedule


Fred Holmquist  recently retired from full time work in a 40-year career in the field of addiction and recovery services. He directed the Lodge Program at the Dan AndersonRenewal Center since its inception in March of 2002 . Fred was also director of High Watch Farm in Kent, Connecticut. Founded in 1940 by Bill Wilson and Marty Mann, it was the first twelve-step based facility for alcoholics.  Fred draws on a variety of sciences and wisdom

traditions in teaching the life principles of the Twelve Steps.


Harry L. Haroutunian M.D., known by all his patients as “Dr. Harry,” is an internationally known speaker on the topics of addictive disease and its treatment. Dr. Harry is a

physician, educator and internationally known lecturer and entrepreneur. He is the author of “Being Sober” and co-author of “Hijacking the Brain”.  


Reverend Mark Stelzer, Ph.D. A priest of the Diocese of Springfield, MA. He has worked extensively in healthcare ministry as chaplain at Baystate Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, MA. He currently serves as a full-time humanities faculty member and chaplain at Elms College in Chicopee, MA.   In addition to his personal involvement in Twelve Step recovery, Mark regularly facilitates workshops and retreats throughout the US on topics related to addiction and recovery.


Robert Stack, LMHC, LADC is a Vermont

licensed alcohol and drug counselor, a VT licensed mental health counselor as well as a certified clinical supervisor.  He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Mental Health from Trinity College.  For most of the 30 years before Robert retired he helped people with addictions to develop a personal commitment to recovery at the Brattleboro Retreat.

CME Credits

Up to 10 category one credit hours are available. Accreditation is through Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA. 

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