The Freedom Model Program

The Only True Alternative to Conventional Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs in the World

The Freedom Model is the original social-educational, non-12-Step model for helping people overcome substance use problems, more commonly referred to as addictions in the world. In 1989 Co-Founder of St. Jude’s, Mr. Mark Scheeren, decided to create a better model to help people with substance use issues and the non-12 step movement was born. He has spent the last 30 years with a team of in-house researchers, perfecting that original non-12 step methodology. This massive effort culminated into the most revolutionary addiction-help model in the world - The Freedom Model. The Freedom Model is the only method that continuously evolves based on ongoing research. The Freedom Model is exclusively offered at the Saint Jude Retreat and it is also the only program that measures long-term post-program results through independent research organizations.

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The Freedom Model

For more than 30 years, The Freedom Model has helped many thousands find solutions to their substance use problems, as well as other emotional and behavioral problems that sometimes accompany addiction and other high-cost habits. Saint Jude's unique approach is not morally driven and does not seek to control other's thoughts and behaviors like 12 Step and disease-based treatment. No judgments are made. Instead, guests at Saint Jude's are guided through a process designed to help them identify areas of their lives they would like to change. The Freedom Model Program then provides concrete methods to achieve those desired changes. Through this revolutionary approach, you will unlearn addiction myths that keep you trapped, including the disease of addiction theory and its ineffective and misleading powerlessness narrative.

The Freedom Model – The Original Non-12 Step Method at it's Best

An Exclusive Learning Experience with direct One-on-One classes with the Developers/Authors of The Freedom Model!

At The Saint Jude Retreat, you will have One-on-One classes with world-renowned addiction experts: Mr. Mark Scheeren, Mr. Steven Slate and/or Ms. Michelle Dunbar. They are the co-authors/co-developers of The Freedom Model for Addictions. No other program provides four weeks of private classes with the originators of the worldwide Non-12 Step movement!

Here is the fundamental question - Do you want an addiction - a lifelong diagnosis - or do you want to see yourself as having a habit that you can solve completely? Your answer tells if St. Jude’s is the program for you. If you picked moving past the "alcoholic" or "addict" identity, then the Saint Jude Retreat is the right solution for you.

The revolutionary Freedom Model Program completely dismantles and debunks the addiction and recovery constructs that keep people like you feeling horribly trapped and stuck in a seemingly endless counterproductive cycle. The Freedom Model sets a definitive path away from these self-limiting beliefs with a method based completely on logic and more than 30 years of research and development. We did not pick the name The Freedom Model as a marketing ploy. We picked it because the entire model is based on letting go of the treatment and recovery trap and becoming truly free from both.

The Freedom Model at the Saint Jude Retreat is a 4-week course with one of the authors who will help you problem solve your issues as you navigate the course curricula. To be clear, you will never be seen or labeled as a diseased and/or disordered individual. Rather, you will be treated and seen as a dignified person who happens to be stuck and confused, but who is totally capable of positive change if given the correct information and formula with which to do so. We have that non 12 Step formula because Saint Jude's is the original creator of the non 12 Step model with over 3 decades of experience providing these time-proven solutions.

The Freedom Model

  • The Freedom Model is a 4-week course offered exclusively at the Saint Jude Executive Retreat.
  • You will be provided One-on-One classes with the originators of the Non-12 Step Movement. They have more than 3 decades of non 12 step experience and are world-renowned addiction experts (Professional Reviews).
  • The Freedom Model provides a path out of addiction and the perpetual recovery cycle as well.
  • The Freedom Model does not judge your levels of usage; rather, we examine the utility and futility of your personal usage patterns and let you be the judge of them. Then you can change to the exact amount you determine best fits your needs and wants.
  • The Freedom Model is based on logic, common sense, and rigorous research, with no agenda but the following: to be effective, truthful, and helpful.
  • The Freedom Model is an educational experience, not a pseudo-medical/religious offering.
  • The Freedom Model has a single goal – to provide a path to complete individual freedom!

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