A True Confidential and Private Program
Many facilities claim that their guests have 100% confidentiality and privacy. However, this is not true. Any 12-Step, therapeutic, psychiatrically, or medically based program must, by law, keep records of your stay at their facility. This is because these facilities run on government funding and/or third party insurance. Even when a patient chooses to pay out of pocket at one of these facilities, a record is kept in the same databases as those who paid with insurance or a government social services grant. In other words, no conventional rehabilitation program is truly confidential and/or subpoena proof.
At the Saint Jude Executive Retreat, there are no medical records kept because we use an educational approach, not a pseudo-medical model. The Freedom Model does not tell you how to live, as do confrontational based treatment programs. Rather, we instruct people on methods of self discovery, research that disproves the disease model, and provides all the information you will need to move past the shackles of the endless addiction/recovery cycle. We educate our guests and then they have the freedom to make their own choices based on the facts and a logical non-disease, non 12 Step approach. The authors and research team at Saint Jude's created the first non 12 Step method in America, and have taken that model even further in The Freedom Model. You will be provided a course that is not available anywhere else – only the Saint Jude Retreats offers The Freedom Model.
Our facilities are regulated by the NYS Health Department, and the NYS Attorney General's Charities Bureau. All our facilities are divisions of Baldwin Research Institute, Inc., a NYS not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, putting our retreat house financials under the auspices of the Charities Bureau. Our instructors are all NYS certified teachers or NYS certified teacher's aides and are regulated by the NYS Department of Education. None of these regulatory agencies require guest information, and therefore no guest information is kept.
If a guest's stay is paid for with a personal credit card, the credit card information is kept only for the processing time needed for the transaction. The credit card information is then deleted from our accounting system.
Clearwater Research Inc., a completely independent research firm, conducts our Guest Post-Program Survey. If a guest decides to become part of the retreat house success rate surveys, their partial contact information is kept in a separate secured database for research purposes only. A first name is entered in the database and is assigned an identity number, thereby assuring confidentiality.
Over 99% of our guests over the years have chosen to participate in the surveys. Saint Jude Retreats has never experienced a security breach of this data.
The Saint Jude Retreats does not provide any medical services. Should a guest want or need detoxification services, they should consult their own doctor and go to the local hospital or a private clinic of their choosing. Guests who may want or need psychiatric help can get help by requesting an appointment with any one of several local credentialed psychiatrists. If a guest needs medical attention for any reason, they are provided with whatever help they may require at local hospitals and doctor's offices. Arrangements and transportation to the appropriate facility and/or specialist are provided. This enables the guest to receive the proper care, while maintaining total confidentiality and privacy while attending Saint Jude Retreats.
High Profile Guests
With its small size and isolated rural setting, the Saint Jude Executive Retreat goes relatively unnoticed by the public making it ideal for those seeking complete privacy and confidentiality. The Saint Jude Executive Retreat has occupancy for just 6 guests and caters to an exclusive clientele. Our low occupancy rate is in stark contrast to the average American rehabilitation center where 85 patients is the average occupancy. Individualized instruction, personalized amenities, and the highest independently verified success rate in the industry are compelling reasons why people from all walks of life choose The Freedom Model at Saint Jude Retreats.
While the Saint Jude Executive Retreat is isolated enough for our high profile guests, we've also made it affordable for those who may not be high profile, but who want a secluded and comfortable setting in which to learn how to become a happier, more productive individual. The Saint Jude Executive Retreat sits on a remote, beautiful countryside acreage which makes it possible for even the most fearful stressed, and highest profile guests to feel the peace that only nature can provide.
Executives Want a Relaxing Atmosphere
In addition to our now famous Freedom Model method, our entire retreat house atmosphere is that of a warm country home, not a cold institutional medical facility. Everyone learns best when they are comfortable. Every attempt has been made to make Saint Jude Executive Retreats as informal and easy going as possible. Just take a look at the pictures of our Executive Retreat. This is where real, effective learning for how to build a stress free life, free of substance abuse and any other unwanted behavior, can and is accomplished.