Embracing Reality: "People have the power to change."
The St. Jude Program philosophy embraces the reality that each person has the power to change their own thoughts, behaviors and life. The program is a comprehensive guide to self-directed change as you are the only person that can change you.
St. Jude’s does not provide people with a built-in excuse for continuous struggle and failure. There is no addiction disease that renders an individual powerless to change, and teaching people they are powerless and diseased is counterproductive and harmful.
The St. Jude Program is designed to educate, motivate and inspire people to take complete control of every aspect of their lives. Program participants are shown precisely how to overcome their problems, improve their lives and build the lives they have always wanted.
The St. Jude Cognitive Behavioral Education Methods provide accurate information regarding the substance use problem that is rooted in science, not speculation. The Saint Jude Program is not therapy, and its purpose is not artificially implementing change in others. Instead the program provides knowledge and guidance to help each person as they proceed through a process of intensive self-analysis and self-driven neuroplastic change.
The St. Jude Program takes into account that all people move in the direction of what they perceive will make them most happy at any given moment in time.
Where drug and executive alcohol treatment programs keep patients perpetually linked to their past, using fear and guilt from past transgressions as the primary motivators for change; St. Jude’s non-treatment approach allows people to move on with their lives and focus on building a positive and exciting future. Overcoming fear and guilt are two key components of the St. Jude Program and are absolutely essential to building a happy and fulfilling life.
The St. Jude Program is continuously evolving based on the latest research. To build the program, St. Jude Program developers have investigated extensive research done by behavioral scientists throughout history, and in addition they have personally helped thousands to overcome substance use problems over the past 25 years. Their research is ongoing so that each guest can receive the most up-to-date information available.
All people have the power of choice over their thoughts, behaviors and their future. The key to helping people overcome their problems is to first show them that they can.