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.
Over the last two decades people have called us with Alcohol problems wondering if their addiction to Alcohol was in fact a disease. The truth is that it is not. People from Maine as well as many other states overcome Alcohol problems every day without treatment and endless meetings.
If you want to live a life free from Alcohol addiction please call St Jude's. We have helped many people from Maine find a solution to their problems. We are here to show you how life has so much more to offer.