As an educator, lecturer and consultant, opportunities to support a variety of programs have taken him to all regions of the United States, Canada, Mexico, the western Caribbean, Japan, Bermuda, Russia and Switzerland. Fred is known for making a twelve-step based model for understanding the disease of addiction and the spirituality of recovery accessible to professional, family, recovery and lay audiences. He leads with an enthusiasm that references various wisdom texts, world cultures, philosophies, religions and laws of physics.
ABOUT FRED HOLMQUIST
Fred Holmquist has served the field of addiction services for more than 33 years, 29 of which have been with the Hazelden Foundation in Minnesota and New York City. Previously, he was the director of High Watch Farm in Kent, Connecticut. Founded in 1940 by Bill Wilson and Marty Mann, High Watch Farm was the first twelve-step based facility for alcoholics. Currently, Fred is the director of the Lodge Program at the Dan Anderson Renewal Center on Hazelden’s Center City campus.