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Uncovering Recovery

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An integrative and in-depth look at addiction and recovery. Celebrate self-renewal with us in a healthful environment and move forward with your highest intentions. This event is designed to remove the stigma from the conversation and open up a dialogue with nationally renowned experts in the field of recovery who will share their own personal stories and expertise.  

Whether you are personally seeking guidance, are looking for insights on how to help a loved one, or want to understand more about the process of recovery, we invite you to join us for this safe and compassionate look at the path of recovery and the place it holds in your life.


Learn about our guiding expert on recovery, Tom McDermitt, below.

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experience. Tom is an advocate for patients that are part of the LGBT community and possesses a great deal of knowledge on the needs of patients struggling with crystal meth addiction. He offers his support and expertise to this population, frequently meeting with patients upon admission to Caron to help them acclimate to the treatment setting. Tom founded and still assists with Caron’s Pride group, a clinical specialty treatment component offered to all LGBT patients during their treatment stay. He also organizes and helps to facilitate Caron’s


Tom McDermitt has been with Caron Treatment Centers for over 15 years. He currently works as a Regional Resource Director in the Pennsylvania and Ohio regions, helping families get their loved ones into treatment. Tom works closely with clinical and admissions staff and has a full understanding of all treatment programs offered at Caron. Before moving into his current role, he supervised all support staff on the Pennsylvania campus, setting the standard for customer service and support in the clients’ treatment

LGBT Retreats three times a year. Tom is a sought after speaker throughout the United States and shares his story at conventions of Alcoholics Anonymous. He began his career at Caron as a Counselor Assistant in the Adolescent Extended Care programs. Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ashford University and holds an Associate Addiction Counselor Level II Certification through the Pennsylvania Certification Board.

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Event Highlights

Join our experts for a compassionate look at the path of recovery and its place in your life.

Daily 12-Step Open Recovery Meetings
Share experiences with fellow guests at daily meetings based on AA principles. Learn about the options of support for you or your loved ones. Applies to all fellowships.
Demystifying the Recovery Journey
Guest speaker Tom McDermitt explains how the 12-step model can help you to overcome any addiction or compulsive behavior on a path to a healthier, happier life.
Lunch & Learn: Mindful Eating
A life management practitioner will lead you through the positive practice of mindful eating, while a demo chef prepares a delicious meal. Learn how intention and gratitude can help you fully enjoy your food – and, leave the table satisfied.
Technology Addiction & Digital Detox
Do your electronic devices control your life? Canyon Ranch 12-Step program leader Rob Falk explores the line between use and abuse of technology. Convenience can easily morph into compulsion – learn how to live with technology in a healthy and mindful way.
Nightly Evening Reflections
Reflect on the day and how it unfolded for you. Share observations with a supportive group, and end the day with serenity.
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