The Freedom Model Retreat
Exclusive Non 12 Step Residential Addiction Program

Addiction is not Forever - There is a Solution

We have over 30 Years of Experience Helping Thousands of people Move Past Addiction

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Exclusive Non 12 Step Residential Addiction Program

The Freedom Model is a Non 12 Step Alternative Addiction Program designed to teach you the immense power you have to direct the course of your life. Our Program has empowered thousands of people move beyond addiction for good. 

  • The Freedom Model is designed to motivate you to achieve Permanent Sobriety. Freedom is knowing you can choose any path and that you are not trapped in a lifelong pattern of addiction.
  • Through education, you will learn how to change the patterns associated with addiction. Positive change is possible by seeing addiction as a choice.
  • You will learn how you can make positive changes in your life by gaining insights into your beliefs and your reactions to challenging situations.
  • With 30 years of research and experience, The Freedom Model Retreats have helped thousands of people take back control of their lives

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How The Freedom Model Works

Where the 12 step philosophy states that people are suffering from a disease that renders them powerless over substances, a non 12 step philosophy is based on the reality that people make choices and engage in activities in the pursuit of happiness.

The Freedom Model for Addictions combines a fully researched, educational curriculum coupled with experiential learning in a supportive environment that is specifically set up to encourage and assist our guests in achieving their goals.
The Freedom Model Retreat offers the only method in the United States that has an independent research company measure and then verify long term sobriety rates after a guest has returned home from completing The Freedom Model.

Independently Verified Success Rate

Our independently verified success rate is something you won’t find at any alcohol rehab or drug treatment program. 12 Step Programs and Alcoholism & Drug Addiction Treatment providers have no documented research to back up program success rates. We do!.

We Have Helped Thousands

We can help you as well


“The staff here was amazing at every level, they helped me realize my full potential.”


“The Freedom Model has truly saved my life. I’m beyond grateful for the program here, it truly works if it something you really want. The staff here are unbelievably amazing and helpful. I would refer this place to anyone in need of help.”


“My past doesn’t define who I am or who I will become. My future is all in my hands. I will go on to do great things now

One-On-One Help From Our World-Leading Addiction Experts

As a guest at The Freedom Model Retreat, you’ll receive one-on-one help from world-renowned authors and addiction experts Mark Scheeren, Michelle Dunbar and Steven Slate.

Mark Scheeren

Michelle Dunbar

Steven Slate

The Time and Place to Change

Personalized, Non 12 Step, Private, Help

For almost three decades, The Freedom Model Retreat has worked with people who want to move completely beyond addiction and recovery and live their lives freely.

The Freedom Model Retreat is the culmination of decades of research and our hands on experience helping people end addiction for good.

The Freedom Model’s revolutionary approach helps even long time heavy substance users, as well as those who have been in treatment previously, shed their addict and alcoholic identities and become truly free.

Comfortable retreat surroundings, a home-like atmosphere coupled with respect, privacy, and understanding, will help you feel welcome, supported, and capable of finding the best solution to your substance use – this Retreat Experience can help you:

The Freedom Model can help you move past addiction and recovery completely by providing you with factual information and research supported techniques. Our caring professionals will show you exactly how to make lasting changes in your life at our world renowned retreats that offers this revolutionary, all one-on-one, non-12 step, program.

The Freedom Model Retreat’s success rate is something you won’t find at any alcoholism treatment or drug treatment program. Our success rate is independently verified by a third party research organization. Treatment providers across the country that claim success rates have no documented research to back up their claims.

The Freedom Model Retreat is a small, private retreat that offers personalized services to fit the individual needs of our guests. Set amongst rolling hills, surrounded by 80 acres of woods and fields, the retreat is a scenic and serene setting in which to explore a new way of thinking about substance use and addiction and to learn how to move past them for good.

Our knowledgeable and caring staff is available 7 days a week to answer your questions and provide information about The Freedom Model, our beautiful retreat, the cost, financing options and the enrollment process. It only takes a few minutes over the phone to reserve your room.

The Freedom Model Non 12 Step Program

The Freedom Model – The Only True Alternative Approach to Drug Rehab and Treatment

How many stories have you heard of people entering drug rehab and drug treatment over and over again? The reason behind the addiction/recovery cycle is the addiction disease theory and the misleading teachings of drug treatment and rehab programs. In these programs, people are taught they are forever powerless over drugs, they will always have ongoing cravings and urges, trauma, stress, depression, and anxiety cause relapse, which is a part of endless recovery. These teachings literally create a belief system rooted in helplessness and victimhood. Those who believe they are powerless victims, act as powerless victims and continue to struggle needlessly, thus creating a need for more and more treatment. These erroneous teachings continue to fuel a $34 billion dollar treatment industry that has been a factor in creating higher rates of substance use throughout our society. There is an alternative – The Freedom Model.

The Freedom Model is rooted in independent research and common sense. For more than 28 years The Freedom Model has been helping people to put the addiction/recovery cycle behind them forever. 

At The Freedom Model: Choosing to return to drinking or drugging is not inevitable as it is after attending rehab, and you will learn that you can permanently move past drug and alcohol addiction without wasting years and tens of thousands of dollars in ongoing treatment and endless aftercare support programs.

You will learn how you can effectively take control of your substance use through gaining an understanding of what addiction truly is and what it is not.

You will understand how you can make changes in your life and how you think and choose for yourself by gaining insights into your beliefs, motivations, as well as your reactions to difficult and challenging situations.

The Freedom Model is designed to show you the immense power you possess to direct the course of your life. As you move on in life, when faced with a difficult challenge, a traumatic event, or deep emotional hurt, you will have the mental ability to alter your actions, reactions, emotions, and thought patterns to overcome any experience that in the past would have been confounding.

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Finally an Alternative to Alcohol Rehab and Treatment that Actually Makes Sense

Whether you have gone to alcohol treatment or alcohol rehab programs in the past or this is the first time you are seeking help for an alcohol problem, The Freedom Model takes a revolutionary yet common sense approach to this highly misunderstood problem. The most common misconception in alcohol treatment and alcoholism rehabs today is that alcoholism is a disease. Alcoholism treatment is highly ineffective with relapse rates as high as 95% because of this erroneous concept. The Freedom Model Retreats offers the only approach that is truly non disease based. The Freedom Model has been proven effective for more than 28 years by providing factual information supported by the most rigorous research. There are no steps, no support group meetings, and no one telling you how you should live your life, as those things just don’t work. Shame and coercion have never provided a solution for those with drug and alcohol issues. In contrast, at The Freedom Model:

The Freedom Model debunks all the myths of powerlessness and lifelong recovery.

Through personalized instruction, you receive factual information that helps you change your existing habits and thought patterns associated with alcohol. 

This self-change is made possible with the correct understanding of seeing substance use as a choice, a habit, and as changeable.

Whether you are seeking permanent abstinence or to moderate your drinking, you are shown exactly how to get the long term results you desire.

You can finally leave behind the endless cycle of alcoholism and recovery forever. You are in control and always have been, but this reality is difficult to see when you are looking through the cloudy addiction and recovery rhetoric that keeps you trapped. You can be like the millions of people who move past alcohol problems every day and go on to lead happy and fulfilling lives.

At The Freedom Model, you will learn a real solution that has worked for thousands of people and will work for you too! Call us now to finally become free from alcohol addiction.

The Freedom Model Retreats offer The Freedom Model Non 12 Step alternative to drug and alcohol rehab centers. The Freedom Model is a comprehensive cognitive behavioral learning process to help people to move past drug use and drug addiction, alcoholism

The Freedom Model do not provide services requiring certification by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The Freedom Model Retreats do not provide alcohol detox, detoxification, drug detox, or services associated with the effects and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and drug withdrawals from the use of heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine, vicodin, xanax, valium, methadone, opiates, narcotics, methamphetamines, marijuana, LSD, hallucinogens, ecstasy, club drugs, inhalants, or any other illegal drug, prescription drug, or controlled substances. The Freedom Model Retreats is not an inpatient or outpatient medical facility. We can, however, assist you with locating the right medical detoxification services for you. We recommend making your reservation with us prior to going into detox to assure you have a bed waiting for you. Call today to get the best help available. (Click here to research the The Freedom Model Retreats Success Rates and Statistics)

The Treatment Doesn’t Work Abstract provides research regarding the statistics of alcohol treatment centers and drug rehabilitation programs that use medical and psychological methods such as: drug treatment, clinical therapy, certified therapeutic counseling strategies, licensed chemical dependency counselors, drug addiction and substance abuse counselors, psychiatrists, insurance based drug rehabs, hospital based drug abuse counseling and alcohol abuse counseling, in-patient rehabilitation programs, out-patient rehabilitation programs, therapeutic communities, 12 Step support groups, AA, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, NA, 12 Step meetings, and halfway houses. For the purpose of this website, Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehab, Rehabilitation, Treatment, Residential Treatment, Detox, and Detoxification refer to treatment programs that use medical and clinical methods to treat alcohol abuse and drug problems. The references to Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings, AA Meetings, Narcotics Anonymous Meetings, NA, and 12 Step Meetings refer to national support groups that adhere to the disease concept of alcoholism and drug addiction following 12 Step disease based principles.