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Recovery Retreat for those in a 12-Step Program: Drop The Rock! (Steps 6&7)

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - June 16 @ 12:00 pm


Directed by Brad Hamrlik

Drop the Rock!  The Freedom We Find in Letting go of our Character Defects

In this retreat, our focus will be on the profound impact of Steps 6 and 7 in guiding us towards genuine freedom. Whether you’re a seasoned Big Book enthusiast or new to the recovery journey, we invite you to join us for an immersive exploration of these often hurried steps.

During this retreat, we will delve into the insights provided by the second edition of Drop The Rock book, authored by Bill P., Todd W., and Sara S., along with other carefully selected materials. Our goal is to facilitate a deep understanding of the transformative power inherent in these steps, fostering personal growth and the liberation from character defects.

This recovery retreat provides a supportive environment for reflection, learning, and connection. Join us for this deep dive into self-discovery and healing as we collectively navigate the path to true freedom.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This retreat is not suitable for anyone in acute withdrawal or initial stages of recovery. Please consult a behavioral health hospital. This retreat serves those seeking ongoing motivation for sobriety maintenance.


This is a silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.


Brad Hamrlik has served as a spiritual director since 2004 while earning his Certificate in Spiritual Direction at Loyola University in Chicago as a Jesuit in formation. He made the 30-day Silent Retreat form of the Spiritual Exercises and has led others through the 19th Annotation Retreat in Everyday Life form. Brad has served Ignatius House as a member of the Board of Directors. He also co-directed the Contemplative Leaders in Action program for young adults through Ignatius House.  As a young adult “seeker”, Brad experienced God in may ways; but only after beginning spiritual direction with Sr. Pat Thompson did he begin to communicate with God in a two-way dialogue. “In all my Catholic upbringing, I never learned how to develop an actual relationship with God—I learned that from Sr. Pat and all the wonderful Jesuits I have encountered, as well as from all the beautiful lay folks dedicated to this ministry.” Brad is open to working with anyone seeking a deeper relationship with God. He has particular experience working with young adults; former, prospective, and current religious; and those in recovery.Brad lives in Roswell with his wife, two children, and two dogs. He enjoys sailing and nature.


To discuss alternative payment arrangements or financial assistance for those in hardship, please call 404.255.0503. Please note that we cannot reserve your space in the interim. Thank you for your understanding.



June 14 @ 6:00 pm
June 16 @ 12:00 pm
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Ignatius House
6700 Riverside Dr.
Sandy Springs, GA 30328 United States
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