The Saint Jude Program focuses on empowering you to change behaviors and solve lifelong self defeating habits such as drug and alcohol use. By utilizing positive reinforcement and integrating the science of Neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to change and rewire itself), you will be educated in a customized process that focuses on integrating positive thought processes into your life.
While the fundamental educational pieces are crucial for your success, the integrated social aspect provides the confidence and necessary life skills to return home and build a fulfilling life.
By applying both, the educational and social principles learned at the St. Jude Retreats, in an intensive, yet caring and comfortable environment you will be armed with the tools to achieve long lasting success.
One of things that makes the St Jude Program so empowering is that you will learn the truth about addiction; that it is not a lifelong disease, but instead habitual thoughts and behaviors that you can change. At Saint Jude's we will not judge your behaviors, label you an addict or alcoholic, and most importantly we will show you the immense power you have within, to build the life you truly want and become the person you truly want to be.
In order to be successful, you must first believe that you have the power to change. This phase is empowering because you will realize that you can replace old, counterproductive habits with new, positive ones. We will accomplish this by informing you of the absolute truth about addiction: and that is addiction is not a disease and you are in complete control of the course of your life. "Addiction" is in fact a choice. As our entire American culture has spread the myth of powerlessness and disease, debunking this myth is a most crucial phase of the program to begin to change the thinking process.
You are then guided through an extensive process of self-evaluation. By identifying thought patterns, behavior patterns, coping strategies, and other potential problematic thoughts and behaviors, you become acutely aware of how you make choices and behave in ways that may be harmful to you and your loved ones. As it becomes clear to you which areas are problematic, then you begin to make the changes necessary to build a lifestyle more conducive to your happiness and success. This proprietary process is called Cognitive Behavioral Education (CBE) and it is delivered by your certified CBE instructor.
Unlike treatment, this phase of the program, teaches and allows you to finally forgive yourself, forgive others, and move past the habits that may have been counterproductive. This work also allows you to delve into many other aspects of yourself and your life, to prepare you for the last phase - which is to build a plan and goal set for your future.
This will be the most powerful, life changing phase of the program. In this last phase, you will build a future plan that is based on your own natural skills, wants, values and needs. At this phase of the program, you will know that you are ready to tackle life confidently. The plan will include every facet of your life, such as career, family, social life, material goals, spiritual goals, etc. The St. Jude Program teaches techniques and introduces new approaches to solving old problems. What is most exciting is the responsibility for implementing these techniques and incorporating these new approaches into daily living rests squarely on you, because you are in control. Throughout the St. Jude Program you could clearly see your responsibility for the past, present and future which does not include relying on a support group or sponsor to stay sober or clean.
Upon completion of the Saint Jude Program, you are truly empowered and free to take control and become productive, happy and successful.
If you would like to learn more or take a tour of any of our Saint Jude Retreats, please call to speak with our Family Consultants today 1.888.424.2626
After the completion of the 6 week program, you have the option to enroll in a 4 week extension to build on the principles and lessons learned, especially if you feel you need extra time to be confident in your future. You can enroll in the PREP for an additional 2 or 4 week sessions of education, if needed. This program, like the 6 week St. Jude Program, is custom tailored to your needs. Learn more about the PREP program now.