ACORN Five-Day Food Addiction Program (5 Days)

General Overview:
ACORN Five-Day Food Addiction Program is designed:

  • For those who have been to treatment and dealt with the core emotional underlying issues contributing to their food addiction but still struggle with the mechanics of maintaining a day to day abstinent meal plan.
  • For those needing the structure for rigorous self-assessment regarding obesity, eating disorders and food addiction.
  • To educate about the biology and Practicality of food addiction.
  • To provide a safe place to notice, experience and share difficult feelings and issues.

If you are looking for a better understanding to food as an addiction, Intense Practical Knowledge of a weekly meal plan, find yourself consistency relapsing from food dependency and you are open to beginning rigorous work within the 12 Step modality of recovery, the ACORN Five-Day Food Addiction Program is for you.

Admissions Info:

Cost of the program: (please call: 1-800-588-4673)

Program Dates

  • March 5-9, 2012
  • April 2-6, 2012
  • May 7-11, 2012
  • June 4-8, 2012

What’s included:

  • All groups, meetings, materials
  • Room and board; daily meals*
  • Roundtrip transportation from Abilene Regional Airport to Shades of Hope

* All meals contain no sugar or white flour (i.e. “abstinent”)

What’s Not included

  • Psychiatric services
  • Medical evaluation

Ready to take the next step? Pick up the phone and call 1-800-588-4673.


Phil Werdell, M.A
Phil has been a Yale University Scholar of the house, and was awarded Corning and Fulbright Fellowships.  He was an administrator and/or teacher at City University of New York, the College for Human Services, Campus-Free College, Kansas State University’s University for Man, the College of New Rochelle’s School of New Resources, and the University of New Hampshire Graduate School of Human Services.  He is the co-founder of ACORN Food Dependency Recovery Services, and Director of ACORN’s Professional Training Program.  Phil is the author of Bariatric Surgery: Pre-operative Considerations and co-author of Food Addiction Recovery: A New Model of Professional Support.

Mary Foushi
Co-founder and National Services Coordinator for ACORN, Mary is a food addict with over 19 years of stable recovery and is maintaining a 200-pound weight loss for 18 years. Her strong commitment to recovery and her ability to honestly relate her personal struggles and successes with food addiction offer an invaluable source of information and hope for those seeking to learn about food dependency and freedom from a life addicted to food. Mary is a CENAPS Trained Relapse Prevention Specialist, a nationally recognized speaker, and facilitates food dependency recovery groups, workshops, and intensives throughout the United States.  She is the editor of News from ACORN, various materials for ACORN lectures and professional training program.  Mary is the co-author of Food Addiction Recovery: A New Model of Professional Support.

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