John Curtiss is CEO and co-founder of The Retreat, in Wayzata, MN. The Retreat is the most admired twelve step immersion program in the country. Jeff and Debra Jay talked with John about the history of The Retreat, their unique philosophy of care, and the way the program has grown. The story of The Retreat is inspirational, and has been replicated around the world to address alcoholism and drug addiction. More than 400 people per month volunteer their time and talents at The Retreat, helping the “guests” to find their way into long term recovery. John Curtiss is one of the most widely-respected leaders in the field of addiction and recovery.