We will hold our yearly retreat in Harvey Cedars, NJ on the weekend of April 5,6,7, 2019.  The topic will be “Codependency – The Core Root of Addiction”.

This will be a study of the family systems where our traits, characteristics and issues take root.
We will look at codependency in three areas – Isolation, Fantasy and Care-taking.
They will give us the foundation for the addictive personality. We search for ways to avoid the question,
‘Who am I’? Our 12 Steps are a formula to lead us on a spiritual journey of self-discovery and growth.
Recognizing that no relationship will “stay the same” throughout recovery, we will discuss the “4 A’s” of
relationships: Attraction, Affluence, Availability, and Appropriateness; you will learn to evaluate and
perhaps change your relationships with family, friends, and food. Accepting that we have less power to
change others than we have the power to change ourselves, we will discuss strategies for managing the
changes needed.

Food and eating are the most intimate experiences of our lives. We will discuss how codependency
enhances your food addiction, by not allowing you a sense of self, life, love and approval. How will you
manage recognizing and nurturing your own needs without food? We will help you stop sacrificing your
needs on the altar of other’s wants, and to learn to see your own value. This workshop will give us the
tools to overcome our fears in a spirit of acceptance and love.


Vincent DiPasquale, MA, Founder, Starting Point of New Jersey
Marty Lerner, PhD., CEO, Milestones in Recovery
H. Theresa Wright, MS, RD, LDN, President, Renaissance Nutrition Center, Inc.

In addition to the presentations, there will be ample time for discussion, reflection and relaxing. Join us to connect with old friends, and revitalize your recovery. Come join us “down the shore”!!

The fee is all inclusive: your room at the retreat center (no need for hotel fees), AND four abstinent meals, AND a spectacular program!! All for $450.

Your payment reserves your place in the program and refunds are not possible. Payment for this program must be made in advance as there will be no registration at the door. Space is limited and group size is restricted, so please register early.

The fee ($450) includes the spectacular program, your room at the center, Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner on Saturday, and Breakfast on Sunday – PLUS time with Vince, Marty, and Theresa. Don’t miss this!!

Please call Renaissance at 610-275-3699 to register.
You may pay with Visa, MasterCard or check.
Renaissance Nutrition Center, Inc.
2500 DeKalb Pike, Suite 200
East Norriton, PA 19401