Saint Jude Retreat House Program Review
Review of St Jude Retreats Houses and St Jude Retreat Program by Baldwin Research
Why is it that when people
spend the time to investigate different facilities and programs for
treating alcohol or drug problems, the individual usually winds up
frustrated, confused and feeling less hopeful than when they began? The
reason is that the majority of treatment programs intentionally
complicate the problem of substance abuse rather than offering straightforward
and permanent solutions.
Furthermore is review of this confusion is the fact that many facilities
say that they are "the best," or the "most effective." Not every
program can be the best or the most effective. Baldwin Research
Institute Inc. has spent the last fifteen years inquiring into the
effectiveness of alcohol treatment centers and drug recovery programs nationwide. When
Baldwin Research Institute, Inc. asked each facility if their method
of gathering success rate statistics was conducted by outside
independent research organizations, without exception the answer was no.
Most published success rate statistics are gathered by the facility
themselves, and many times success rates are simply made up with without and reviews from recovery patients.
The Saint Jude Retreat House Program
success rate is better than 65%, and has been verified by independent
research companies and reviews from prior guest who attended the retreat program.
No other program or treatment centers in the country can legitimately
make that claim. And, these research reports and retreat reviews are made available to the
public exactly as prepared by the outside independent researchers. That
is to say that the reports as they appear on the internet are unedited.
No rehabilitation program or 12 step based recovery program could
withstand the scrutiny of an independent research study of success
rates because such a study would most certainly expose these programs
as being no better than no treatment at all. In fact, independent
studies have been conducted and reported that conventional treatment
and 12 step based programs are frequently less successful than no
treatment at all. So, take care when looking at success rates
claimed by conventional treatment programs and 12 step programs that
exceed 5%. To promote their services conventional treatment
programs and 12 step programs either make up their success rate or they
conduct their own studies loading their analysis to favor the outcome
What is the Saint Jude Retreat House and St. Jude Program?
First it is important to know what the Saint Jude Retreat House
is not: it is not a treatment center ; it is not rehabilitation center; it is
not psycho-babble; it is not spiritual fantasy; it is not counseling and
it most certainly is not 12 steps. It is, first and foremost, an
ducational experience leading to better choices in the future and a
more positive lifestyle. It is a program that develops social
skills and eases social anxieties. It is a program that moves
participants from fear and anxiety to self-confidence and positive
motivation. In short, it is a life changing experience.
What makes the Saint Jude Retreat Program so successful?
The Saint Jude Retreat House Program iseffective because it
teaches common sense solutions, it builds on the hard work of maturing
and changing negative habits into positive action, and it makes clear
how to accept deferred gratification through stick-to-itiveness, and
carefully constructed goal oriented plans. Although these principles
are time tested, they require work, and the willingness to change.
Where is the St Jude Retreats and The Saint Jude Retreat Program Offered?
The Saint Jude Retreat House Program is offered exclusively only at The
St Jude Retreat House in Hagaman, NY, The Saint Jude Retreat House
of Lake Algonquin NY, and the Saint Jude Executive Retreat Center.
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Addiction is a disease - the Great American Myth.
The Saint Jude Retreat Center Program does not advocate belief in the
disease of addiction myth. There is no disease of alcoholism; there is
no disease of drug abuse; and, there is no disease of addiction! This
is just one of many areas where the Saint Jude Program departs from
conventional treatment and why the Saint Jude Program is significantly
more effective than the conventional treatment model. Teaching our
guests the need for personal responsibility for their actions rather
than making excuses for poor behavior and choices, is the cornerstone
to rebuilding their life. A disease by its very nature is out of the
personâ€™s control. This is simply not the case with substance abuse.
Substance abusers make the choice to abuse alcohol and drugs. Choice is
a behavior, not a disease.
The St. Jude Retreat Centers strong> Focus on:
Inherently, people desire joy and happiness. That is why
the shortcut to (temporary) happiness through alcohol and drug abuse is
so alluring. The Saint Jude Program demonstrates through an
educational process that there is so much more to life than a quick fix.
The program text book, The Saint Jude Retreat House, has four themes that when completed in order, transforms lives:
"You do not have the disease of addiction. Therefore, you have the
power to change this habit no matter how deep-seated you may think it
Analyze your entire life history, through the autobiographical process.
"Let us look together at all the counterproductive choices you have
made in your life, and then, examine these patterns in minute detail."
This is completed by the end of week three and enlightens our guest as
to how his (her) life became so counterproductive and in many cases
destructive. This autobiography process is a means to an end. It is not
meant to be dwelled upon, but rather, it is created to make it clear
how choices may have slowed the maturing process and caused grief and
sometimes debilitating depression.
Create a comprehensive future plan built on assessed talents,
positive goals and finding joy in career, as well as family/friend
This theme provides the gateway to a new life. It is absolutely imperative that
the guest have a well constructed plan before returning home. Being prepared
for the future makes the transition from the program to the individual's life
at home a pleasure rather than a source of anxiety.
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Reviews, News and Events
St Jude's Chairman, Mark Scheeren featured in the NY Post "I think it's
tragic," said Mark Scheeren, chairman of upstate's St. Jude Retreat
House, which makes the radical -- and sensible -- claim that addiction
isn't an illness, but a choice.
Read the article here.
The Baldwin Research Institute will be attending the Annual World EAP conference, which will take place in Tampa Florida.
October 6 through 9, 2010
More Information About the Conference Here.
Baldwin Research Launches the Third Edition
of the Saint Jude Home Program. This new edition includes and Audio
Book, voiced by Dr. Joy Browne
More Information Here
On June 12th, 2011 we will celebrate the Third Annual Golf Tournament.
More Information Here on St Jude Retreats or Retreat Reviews