Saint Jude Retreats is an alternative to 12-step and the disease model. Alcohol Rehab Programs across Main have different philosophies regarding alcoholism. The main belief is that alcoholism is a disease. These Programs tell individuals who attends 12 step Alcohol Rehabs that they are sick with a disease when in fact there is no such thing as alcoholism, therefore there is no disease. It has been proven that addiction is not a disease. There is absolutely no scientific evidence to support the disease theory. The fact that people are being told they have a disease gives people something else to blame for their behaviors and allows them not to take responsibility for their choices.
According to a recent research performed by the Substance Abuse and Health Services Association, in the State of Maine for the year 2004 there were 39,000 individuals with an Alcohol Dependency, in the state of Maine, surprisingly needing but not receiving treatment for Alcohol Use the number only raises to 81,000 alcohol abusers. This number represents 0.48% of the total population with an Alcohol dependency abuse problem in the United States.
You might have come to this page because you or someone close to you is struggling with Alcohol Addiction. Maybe Alcohol is not the only substance they are choosing to use and the combination of them is causing great pain to you or to your immediate loved ones. Please understand that there is a better life waiting for you. You may have attended a Treatment Center for Alcohol in Maine and are still have difficulties leaving this life style behind. Please know that we understand. St. Jude's has been helping people in this situation for over two decades and we have created a model that will give you the freedom to choose which path you want to take. The responsibility lies within you, you are not dependent on Alcohol to lead a happy life, but in your ability to take responsibility of your own actions.
So if you are seeking a Alcohol Rehab or Treatment in Maine please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.