Alcohol overuse is a nondiscriminatory problem for people of all ages, gender, race and economic status. Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control in 2011 revealed that 50.9 percent of people 18 years of age and older regularly drink alcohol. Sadly, the same report stated that the same year 15,183 people died from alcohol related liver disease and another 24,518 deaths were alcohol related as well. Clearly, alcohol consumption is a problem in society. (CDC) For the millions of people who use alcohol excessively the question becomes, can alcoholism be stopped or cured?
A number of rehabilitation and alcohol treatment organizations want people to believe that alcoholism is a disease and that there is no cure; however that is simply not true. Science has not been able to identify an "alcoholic gene" and cannot say with absolute certainty that alcohol overuse is a disease. If alcoholism is not a disease, then there is not a need for a cure. Therefore, if it is not a disease, then drinking in excess is a choice that has been reinforced by habits and behavior. Once a different choice is made and new habits are developed and reinforced, the cycle is broken and a new life will emerge that is free from excessive alcohol use. Can alcoholism be stopped? Absolutely!
Conventional alcohol rehab and treatment promotes the idea of 12 step meetings and group therapy meetings filled with angry, bitter alcoholics who are told that abstinence is the only way to be successful and that everyone relapses. In the 12 step model, participants are told that they are addicted for life and that they are going to need lifelong recovery. They attach labels to their clients which leave them feeling inadequate and failures. It is no wonder that 60 to 95 percent of the people in those types of programs drop out because they simply cannot meet the standard of 12 step programs! This is because 12 step programs hold to the idea that alcoholism is a disease and they are trying to cure something that doesn't exist.
However, if you approach your alcohol use for exactly what it is...a choice, you will discover that when you make a different choice and then reinforce it with different behavior, you will not need lifelong rehab and treatment because alcohol use will not be the focus of your life. The truth is that you are not weak, dependent and sick, but you have the power to overcome your alcohol use. Alcoholism can be stopped when you make the choice to stop.
St. Jude Retreats is a non-treatment program and believes that alcohol use is not a disease but is a choice that an individual makes. At St. Jude Retreats, we are not a step program, we do not use other drugs to replace alcohol use and we don't promote the idea that success is achieved only through abstinence, but we support the idea that success can be attained through alcohol reduction and moderation as well. We do not require group therapy as part of our program, nor do we resort to tactics that demean and degrade our guests. Rather, we are an education based program that helps our guests understand that they have the power to change their choice to drink and to replace it with healthier choices. We have been helping people overcome their alcohol use for more than 20 years and we can help you as well. Call St Jude Retreats today and let us help you regain the power over your life!
The Saint Jude Retreats approach to help those in need regarding their alcohol or drug addiction problems is far more positive, motivational and successful than treatment centers.More Reviews Here