2018 Meeting: Acceptance is the Key

4th Annual Weekend Retreat Meeting of
Western Doctors In Recovery

February 23-25, 2018

Quail Lodge Resort
Carmel Valley, California

Once again, this seaside retreat provides an opportunity for you to connect with peers in a relaxed collegial setting with a variety of recovery activities -AA and Al-Anon- and a program of continuing medical education. Registration is open to physician and doctoral level healthcare professionals who help one another achieve and maintain recovery from addictions.

Registration Fee:  $375/person
Register your spouse/partner for $300.
Space is limited. We encourage you to register early.
Conference scholarships are available.

Registration is open to physicians/doctoral level health care professionals
dealing with addiction.

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There will be a variety of recovery activities — AA and Al-Anon — and a program of continuing medical education from Friday, February 23 at 1:30 pm to noon on Sunday, February 25.

Pre-conference event NEW THIS YEAR – A Women’s Retreat: The Challenge of Self Care

Women in recovery face unique challenges: conflicts between the intense time and energy demands of both a professional life and a meaningful personal life with partners and family often push Self Care to the bottom of the To Do List – if the list even goes that far.

Join us for a time of reflecting on those conflicts – a time of sharing, connection, tears, laughter and friendship as we focus on Self Care as a vital component of recovery and spiritual growth. The retreat sessions will be led by women with long-term recovery and will include optional group time in the Quail Lodge’s spa, the Refuge (www.Refuge.com).

The Women’s Retreat begins Thursday, February 22 at 1:30pm and concludes Friday at noon, just prior to the start of the 4th Annual Western Doctors in Recovery (WDR) conference.

Registration is open to all women in recovery (including Al-Anon) who are involved in the healthcare field or who have a partner in the field.

The fee for the pre-conference Women’s Retreat is $35 per person. Space is limited. It is strongly encouraged for all those attending the Women’s Retreat to attend the full conference.


Guests not registered for all the activities of the conference are welcome at the dinners on Friday and Saturday.  You can purchase a guest ticket ($50) for each person for each dinner when you register.


Quail Lodge & Golf Club is in beautiful Carmel Valley, California, a sublime pastoral river valley nestled into the towering Santa Lucia mountain range. Guests will have the pool, a 9-hole putting course, and a Bocce Ball court as well as tennis and golf.

Our conference room rate, $168 per night, will apply until February 2, 2018. To reserve a room, call 1-866-675-1101 and use the group code 77076 or book online here.

Read these comments from those who attended the previous meetings:

“Wonderful experience of education and collegiality.”

“The caliber of the lectures was amazing, probably the best ever in one place at one time. It was a great mix of the medical and the AA. The quality of the speakers was profound.”

“Up to date and compelling. The audience was very engaged.”

“Perfect size: informal and intimate atmosphere.”

“This was the best meeting of this type I have attended.”

“Many pearls for my own recovery and for use in my practice.”

“As always, Harry takes us on a journey that it alive and real. It is hard to NOT relate his questions and “suggestions” to my life. Many take-aways for my own recovery and helpful tools to help with others.”

“Very moving and motivating.”

“Awesome, look forward to being a part of this every year!”

“Keep it going! Spread the word.”

“This organization has such wonderful potential to make a difference in so many lives.”

Download or forward our conference flyer HERE.