Special Events


Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Recovering Hope: Using the 12 Steps to Find Healing When You’ve Lost a Loved One to Addiction

For those who have lost a loved one to the disease of alcoholism or addiction, the thought that there ever may be healing feels difficult to grasp.  It is difficult to know where to turn to for help. This monthly meeting will offer support through the use of the tools found in 12 Step recovery. Each month will offer a different topic. The meetings will be held the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month - from 7:00-8:30 PM.

June 13th- Can there be Joy after Heartbreak?

The Retreat, Main Level Meeting Room (Front Right)

1221 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN

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Saturday, June 30th - Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Kids CAMP!

(Check-in from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM on Saturday, Check-out at 4:00 PM on Sunday)

Alcoholism and drug addiction affect the entire family, and have lasting impact on children unless they get help. Children growing up in addicted families need a safe place to have their own conversation about addiction and recovery. This weekend camp provides children age 7 - 12 years old with that opportunity. Our Kids CAMP uses games and other activities to help with learning, but also to create an atmosphere of fun! Kids discover the importance of being connected to other kids who have had the same experience.


The McIver Center at The Retreat

1351 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata , MN

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For More Information on Our Kids CAMP! - Please Contact:

Sherry Gaugler-Stewart




Monday, July 9th, 2018

Golf Extravaganza

Join us on July 9th for a spectacular day which include a round of golf, lunch or dinner and great tournament prizes. All proceeds from the Golf event support The Retreat Guest Scholarship Fund. Since our inception over $3.8 million dollars has been given away to assist people in need. Our goal this year is to provide $300,000 to help men and women access recovery programming that they otherwise could not afford.


To Learn More and Register, Click the Link Below

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Monday, July 30th, 2018

PTSD & The Affects On The Brain: Presentation by Karen L. Eckstrom, MSW, LICSW

This FREE training event is from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. See below for more details and location.

Please join us for this free training! This training is intended for those living with mental health issues, providers, family members, and community members. Karen Eckstrom is a therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience. Karen maintains an independent practice specializing in mental issues that affect older adults. Karen integrates mind-body, mindfulness, EMDR, hypnosis and compassionate insight into her clinical work. Karen is a national presenter who has presented to Congress on mental health issues related to the elderly.


After attending the training, participants will be able to identify the following:
  • What is PTSD;
  • What factors affect who develops PTSD;
  • What are the symptoms;
  • What other problems do people with PTSD experience;
  • How trauma influences the brain and addictive behaviors;
  • What treatments are available and what are the outcomes


Tuscan Center Ballroom inside Midtown Square

3333 W. Division St., Suite 116 - St. Cloud, MN 56301

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RSVP by emailing CAMHI@co.benton.mn.us - as seating is limited.

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided for Board of Social Work CEUs


Community Education Events


Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Being Sober and Becoming Happy: Hope

Join Dr. John MacDougall for his nine part lecture series based on his new book Being Sober and Becoming Happy - each session will focus on a different chapter of the book.  The meetings will be held the FIRST THURSDAY of each month (October-June) - from 5:30-7:00 PM. 

May 17th - Hope


St. Olaf Catholic Church

215 S 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Help! How Do I Make Them Stop?

Why is it so difficult to get a loved one to stop abusing drugs and alcohol? What can a family member do in response to this serious problem? This workshop is offered for family members and others who are concerned about a loved one s substance use and want answers to these questions.


Workshop participants will:

  • Learn new ways of interacting with a friend or loved one regarding their use of substances
  • Learn what to avoid when talking with a loved one who abuses drugs or alcohol
  • Connect with helpful resources

The event will be held at the Central Campus - Wayzata Middle School (see below for address and details) from 6:30-8:30 PM, on Wednesday, September 19th.


Central Campus - Wayzata Middle School
305 Vicksburg Lane, Room A205
Plymouth, MN 55447


More Events to Follow. Please Check our Calendar of Events.