Alcohol rehab, as implemented by alcohol treatment centers, starts with the assumption that you have a disease. We do not believe in this disease model. The typical alcohol treatment center will tell you you have to undergo alcohol rehab in order to begin (and never end) recovering from your disease. Since we know you are not sick, we focus instead on helping you make better choices. To make a long story short, alcohol rehab doesn't work, and we have developed an educational program that does.
"Contrary to what you may have been told, habits are not illnesses, diseases, or conditions, as treatment would like you to believe"
We are not an "alcohol rehab" because as most people know, rehab doesn't work. That is why we changed the treatment system by creating a non 12 step program that is 87% more effective than conventional rehab programs and treatment programs. In America, "rehab" conjures up images of group therapy, 12 step meetings, and sulking "addicts" and "alcoholics" struggling with their demons. This IS NOT an accurate picture of St. Jude's. Alcohol treatment centers offering alcohol rehab believe that people are sick, dependent, weak, and in need of emotional "treatment." St. Jude's curriculum is based on the facts that people are inherently independent, strong, and in need of options to better make positive and productive choices, but they are not, as alcohol treatment centers would have people believe, sick.
The term "rehab," whether it means alcohol or drug rehab, is defined as a program that benefits from the individual's beliefs in their weakness, their powerlessness, their unhappiness, their inability to cope, and that they have an incurable disease. St Jude's carries the opposite view, so therefore we could never be defined as an alcohol rehab. We do not treat individuals because there is no disease to treat. The disease concept has been debunked for over 70 years! We do not rehabilitate anyone, because St Jude's is not based on controlling sick patients, but rather empowering strong willed, independent individuals who are temporarily in a state of confusion, misinformation, and who live unknowing of the unlimited positive options in life.
As you research alcohol treatment and rehab options, you may start to see "treatment," "rehab," and even sometimes "detox" used interchangeably. The way the terms are used can be confusing because people aren't always clear on the differences, but these differences are important to understanding your options. "Alcohol treatment" addresses the symptoms of what the treatment industry calls alcohol addiction. This can mean giving you different (prescription) drugs to get you off your drug of choice, and can also mean providing counseling.
"Alcohol rehab" is supposed to focus on helping you get back to your daily life without alcohol. Some of the services meant to do this, like counseling, can overlap with treatment, but the focus is less on treating symptoms and more on giving you tools to live life sober. To make it clearer, think of the difference between alcohol treatment and alcohol rehab this way. If someone breaks their leg, they go to the doctor to get the break treated. They get a cast and something to manage the pain. Once their leg has healed, it is weak and unable to do the things it once did. At this point, the person starts to rehabilitate the leg with physical therapy.
The major flaw in both alcohol treatment and rehab is that they both assume you are incapable of making changes, that you are inherently weak, that you need to be treated as though you have a disease. At St. Jude's, we believe you have the capacity for change, so we don't treat you as though you don't. Our program is about helping you make better decisions, about helping you see your options clearly before making these decisions, and ultimately making good decisions easier to make. You're not sick... so don't let alcohol treatment and rehab programs treat you like you are.
If you want to learn how to become the person you truly desire to be, call us at the number below. You do not have to be labeled an alcoholic or drug addict anymore. You can be permanently free from your current unhappiness and depression. We have over 2 decades of helping people successfully navigate through difficult times. Thousands have found a solution, and we are sure you can too.
Even if our program is not for you, we still want to educate people on why you should stay away from addiction treatment found in alcohol rehabs. People spend their entire life savings entering rehabilitation 3 or 4 times for it to continuously fail them and provide lackluster results. If you are tired of these worthless alcohol rehabilitation programs, try a true non 12 step and non diseased based program.
So when someone asks us, "Is St Jude Retreats an alcohol rehab or treatment program?" we try to make sure we are defined more by what we are than what we are not. We are an educational program that empowers, builds confidence, educates, and empowers.
There is no therapy, and there are no gimmicks or ridiculous activities to waste your time. The St Jude program is about you evaluating your current behaviors and how you can change them moving forward. St Jude Retreats is not only affordable but has been proven to work. Our program will change your life, and put responsibility and choice back in your hands, where it has always belonged.
If you have an alcohol problem and would like to gain more more information on the St. Jude Program, call us today.
Below please find a list of related topics that will help you understand the true meaning and teaching of most rehabilitation programs in America.
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The Saint Jude Retreat is remarkable in that it provides a curriculum and process specifically designed for self-directed change. In going through the process each person gains knowledge and tools they can use long after they have left the program. They are then able to face any future struggles with confidence, strength and hope for a better future, no alcohol rehab program is this motivational.
Prof. Peter Venturelli Ph.D.Valparaiso University in Indiana