Celebrating Recovery

Recovery Conference   |   June 8 – 9, 2019

Antigua Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute

Let Us Celebrate Recovery Together

Join us for this free 2-day event created by and for the recovery community!

“I look in the mirror and see a reflection of the person who I have become, and I’m grateful to Crossroads because of who I am today.”

Akiva M., Crossroads Centre Antigua Alumni

Recovery from addiction is challenging but possible.

Join us on the tranquil shores of Antigua as we enhance the life of people in recovery by providing a platform to learn and share the joys, sorrows, benefits, growth and opportunities for recovery from alcohol and drugs.

This 2-day conference will include seminars and skills training to broaden understanding on the dynamic nature of addiction and demonstrate tools to enhance the recovery journey.

There will also be a job fair with opportunities for people in recovery and an entrepreneurship workshop.

The Speaker Lineup


Joanne Gonsalves

It Takes a Family

June 8, 2019 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am

This is an exploration of the multi-dynamic effect of addiction on the addict, family and wider community. This seminar addresses the need for treatment to be multi-systemic. It provides understanding of the role played by addiction is the dysfunctional family and the healing that is derived by including all stakeholders.

Claudine Knox

The Duality of Addiction

June 8, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This presentation fosters an understanding of the interconnection between mental health issues and substance use. It identifies the necessary implications for how clients are assessed for care, the need for accuracy in the diagnosis and inclusion of key individualistic components in treatment and long term care.

Dion Flynn

Telling your Story: Improv Recovery Workshop

June 9, 2019 | 10:00 am 11:30 am

Improvisation can be consciously used to help recovering people learn and practice in a safe environment the basics of connecting authentically with others in an extremely fun way. The basic tools of successful improv are the basic tools of successful recovery. This workshop allows participants to learn and practice: listening, spontaneity, empathy, acceptance, awareness, presence, vulnerability and confidence.

Skills Workshops

Colin Hodge

Mindfulness in Recovery

June 8, 2019 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for an experiential journey on how to use meditation to enhance one’s recovery. Learning the skills and engaging in exercises of mindfulness mediation helps individuals to find their spiritual balance. This practice brings attention with intention to physical sensations, thoughts and emotions. It fosters an attitude of gratitude, which reminds us daily of the importance of staying committed to continued sobriety.

Lewis Clymore

How the 12-Step Program Helps Us Change

June 8, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Have you ever said to yourself “Yes, I know you’re telling me I need to go to meetings, work the steps and help others, and I’ll do it because I’m desperate, but HOW do those things help me?!?” or “I’m doing the things that are suggested, and I can see things are changing for me, but HOW is this happening?” or maybe “OK, maybe doing these things might have helped YOU, but HOW can I know that they’ll help ME?!?”. Well you’re certainly not alone! This interactive seminar is designed to explore these questions and will look at how the principles and actions embodied within the 12-step programs facilitate change in people suffering from addiction.

Sandra Baptist, CEO, PACCS Inc.

Entrepreneurship: Turning Your Skills into a Business

June 8, 2019 | 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Becoming a successful entrepreneur begins with having the right set of skills. This open workshop will provide guidelines on how to turn your passion or interest into a small business venture. It highlights the keys benefits of becoming a business owner, how to gain independence and freedom to grow your own career.

Lynn McKnight

Fostering Recovery Through Art

June 9, 2019 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Enhance the recovery process using the therapeutic practice of art. Explore and express struggles and internal feelings positively through artwork. This experiential workshop is design to facilitate the creative and healing process necessary in recovery.

Job Fair

June 8, 2019, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Meet businesses eager to hire individuals in recovery. Representatives from various industries such as retail, service, hospitality, manufacturing, agriculture and construction will be present.

Come prepared with questions and be ready to take any employment opportunities presented.

Movie and Dinner

June 9, 2019

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars
12:00 noon

A look at the life and work of guitarist Eric Clapton, told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison.

Fellowship Dinner
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebration dinner and dance, with keynote address on the theme: “Celebrating Recovery”.

Event Details


Antigua Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute
Dutchman’s Bay
St. George, Antigua

Sandra McCoy, Alumni Coordinator
Crossroads Centre, Antigua
(268) 562-0035

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