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The Road to Recovery Retreat

Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23

New This Year – The Road to Recovery Retreat will examine the disease of addiction (to alcohol, drugs and other behaviors) and its concurrent effects on the human brain. Addiction is a multi-faceted disease involving the body, mind and spirit. Modern neuroscience has clearly demonstrated the biological/biochemical underpinnings of both addiction and recovery. Together, we will explore the recovery process using the 12 Steps and mindfulness practices. Also, yoga will be available — bring your mat!!!

Our facilitators are: Rose Foley, LMSW, CASAC, currently working as an alcohol and substance abuse counselor at a prominent national foundation in NYC. Diana Dow-Edwards, PhD., a Neuroscience Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY with over 30 years of research experience on the neurobiology of addiction. Jane Colgan, MA, AC, a retired Health Educator and certified yoga instructor currently teaching yoga with a strong focus on mindfulness.


Friday, September 21
Sunday, September 23
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Graymoor Spiritual Life Center
(845) 424-2111


40 Franciscan Way
Garrison, NY 10524 United States
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The above retreat costs $175.00 per person for a double room (you & your roommate must sign up and put a deposit down to qualify for a double room price) and $250.00 per person for a single room. Both fees include all content of our retreat, the two overnight stays and all meals starting with Saturday’s breakfast and ending with lunch on Sunday. The Center has vending machines with snacks and beverages but you are welcomed to bring your own and store them in our guest lounge refrigerators located on the fourth floor. Towels, linens and one pillow per bed are provided and bathrobes are recommended for shower use. Please bring your own alarm clock, any extra pillows and toiletries you may need. Arrivals can begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday evening to complete the registration process which will take place in the Spiritual Life Center’s office located on the 5th floor. Please do not arrive early as rooms and staff may not be adequately prepared at earlier times. Schedules and room assignments are prepared the day of the retreat and will be supplied during the registration process. Balances if any are due upon arrival and can be fulfilled by cash, check or major credit cards. The retreat ends after Sunday’s lunch which begins at 12:15 p.m. If you plan to arrive later than 8:30 p.m. on Friday night, please call the retreat center in advance and let us know to expect you.

Pre-registration is required as this retreat is limited in number of participants. If you choose to register through the mail please verify beforehand that space is still available by calling the retreat center at 845-424-2111. Keep in mind that the deadline for registration is one week before the retreat. A $75 deposit per person is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable or transferable should you cancel for ANY reason. We appreciate payment in full at the time of registration as it will make the registration process go faster on the day of your arrival, but we do not require it.