One week intensive recovery experience for sexual addictions

Designed specifically for LDS addicts, Reveille is a week long intensive recovery adventure for those struggling with pornography and other sexual addictions. Reveille’s curriculum will provide the education that brings understanding, opportunities for therapeutic progress and the skill building and tool gathering that make recovery possible.  Reveille is designed especially for those who have struggled to find healing or have experienced treatment failure.

Consider attending the one day Mini-Reveille Camps, For more details click here.

The following will be emphasized:

  • Education – Understanding the disease
  • Therapeutic Progress – healing the underlying emotional issues
  • 12 Step Work – The keys to spiritual healing
  • Skill Building -  Raising the ability to change
  • Tool Gathering – Acquiring the tools of recovery

Bring your desire to change, we will show you how.

Insights for understanding addiction. Solutions for true recovery.

Led by Roger Stark author of The Waterfall Concept (learn more here).

Who should attend: Anyone who has struggled with compulsive or addictive behaviors around sexual issues, whether that be pornography or sexual acting out.  Individuals who have attempted and failed to stop the behaviors will especially benefit.  If you are trying to stay away from sexual sins of any kind, this retreat will help you.

Mission Prep:  An increasing number of young men approaching missionary age find themselves with issues they need to resolve. This retreat will equip you with the skills and tools you need to leave the behaviors behind you and prepare you to serve.

What is included: Ground transportation to and from Portland, OR, International Airport, accommodations and meals.  Special food needs can be accommodated within reason.

The facility: is a secluded lodge sitting on 75 acres with spectacular views.  The grounds, conference room and amphitheater offer perfect settings for personal introspection, therapeutic work, and educational sessions.  The setting protects individual confidentiality, privacy, and helps create a healing environment.  Every effort is being made to create  a retreat which honors and promotes personal privacy and confidentiality.  Our goal is a healing environment without distraction.   Contact with the outside world will be limited, so that focus can be on the job at hand.

The Program: Registrations will be limited to allow for individual attention and development of the therapeutic relationship.

Weekday (typical) schedule:

  • 6:30  Devotional
  • 7:00  Breakfast
  • 8:00  Education Group
  • 10:00 12 Step Group
  • Noon  Lunch/12 step meeting
  • 1:30  Reflection/Journaling
  • 3:00  Process Group
  • 5:00  Skill Building Group
  • 6:00  Dinner
  • 7:00  Skills/tool gathering
  • 9:00  Devotional
Some hiking and exploring activities are included in the schedule as a way to “recharge” and relax from the intensity of the therapeutic work.

The Curriculum.  This is a Christ centered, gospel oriented, 12 Step approach utilizing the latest clinical “best practices” to achieve the “mighty change of heart” spoken of in the Book of Mormon.  The curriculum contains the following elements:

Addiction Education. Instruction will be given about how addiction works, liberal use of current research and applicable case studies help “make sense” of addiction.  Addiction is briefly defined along with some of the inherent problems it creates, including the problem addicts have with blindness to their addiction.  The phases of addiction healing; Discovery, Recovery, and Maintenance are described, along with some of the underlying emotional issues that serve as precursors.  The Attitudes of Recovery are discussed, attitudes that are necessary to maintain the work required in the recovery process.  The Benchmarks of Recovery are presented that describe indicators present when the healing process is taking place.

12 Step Work. 12 Step meetings are scheduled daily along with several 12 Step groups that focus on the value and necessity of  Step Work.  We use the Steps to approach the Savior and complete the spiritual healing part of recovery.  If you are “stuck” on a particular step, this retreat will give you the opportunity to break loose and make real progress.

Therapeutic Work. Process groups will be held daily to work on individual issues in a group setting.  Identifying underlying issues and discoverying the why of your addiction can make the difference between sobriety and more acting out.  Two individual sessions will be held prior to the retreat via telephone or skype to prepare client and group leaders to make the most of their time together.

Skill Building: The Rules of Recovery both early and advanced will be discussed.  Also practical skill building sessions will enhance emotional management, relapse prevention and the gaining of recovery.  Skills like living in the moment, turning it over, quieting emotional storms and dealing with urges will empower participants in their fight for healing.

Tool Gathering: A series of tools for both early and advanced recovery will be presented that give the addict the essential additional powers that enable success.

More Questions or to register email:
roger at
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3 Responses to Reveille

  1. RC says:

    I am curious as tho how your program is different than the church’s ARP groups that are free,except for the manual. Thank you for your input.

    • roger says:

      The LDS Family Addiction Recovery Program provides an incredibly valuable piece of the recovery pie. It is where we feel the Saviors love for us individually. You can not humbly sit in those meetings and not be changed. The are however, support groups and not designed for therapeutic advancement. “Paid for services’ can take care of therapeutic and educational pieces of the recovery pie. We can address the issues in our life that lead us to the behavior and really “put out the fire.” AA teaches us we cannot heal alone. Our blindness doesn’t allow it. In therapeutic settings we confront the issues, Family Services groups are not designed to do that. Both play an important role in recovery.

  2. B says:

    I agree with Roger’s comment. I attended the LDS church’s meetings and received a great benefit from doing so, but I feel that this is only one angle to approaching the recovery process from the addiction. I found it was best for me to hit it from all sides, and by attending therapy a person not only experiences healing, but is also educated and taught valuable principles that can change a person’s life, as it did, and continues to do, for mine. I would have given anything to be able to attend a retreat or go to an inpatient setting for recovery. Meetings are great, therapy can be extremely helpful, telephone calls, journaling, scripture study, prayer and service to others all contribute to the overall recovery process. I don’t believe there is one thing or one resource that is the magic bullet or cure, it takes time, patience, effort, and the utilization of all resources and tools available to find true, lasting recovery.

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