The Saint Jude Retreat
offering The Freedom Model Program

Exclusive Non-12 Step Residential Addiction Program

Addiction is NOT a Disease - and this Matters!

Saint Jude’s Residential Program is truly different and more effective than any addiction program in the world and here’s why:

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(L. to R. - Steven Slate, Mark Scheeren, Michelle Dunbar)

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

At The Saint Jude Retreat you will receive personalized one-on-one class sessions with The Freedom Model for Addictions authors and program developers: Mark Scheeren, Steven Slate and Michelle Dunbar. No other Program in the world provides this level of care and direct contact with program developers, non 12 step pioneers and world renowned researchers and addiction experts with over 30 years of experience each. 

Mr. Scheeren, Mr. Slate and Ms. Dunbar are the creators of the original non-12 step movement, making them the authority on non 12 step methods.

The Freedom Model Program is offered exclusively at The Saint Jude Retreat – no other facility is authorized to provide the original non 12 step model, The Freedom Model. Call today to make your reservation and get the private and confidential help you need from the team that has revolutionized the treatment world and helped thousands move past addiction over the course of 3 decades! 

Exclusive Non 12 Step Residential Addiction Program offered only at The Saint Jude Retreats

The Freedom Model Program is the only fully Non 12 Step, Alternative to Addiction Treatment. It is offered exclusively at the Saint Jude Retreat. Our Program has empowered thousands of people to move beyond addiction and take full control of their lives.


  • You will gain Freedom: knowing you are not trapped in a lifelong pattern of heavy substance use, forced abstinence, and endless struggles with addiction.
  • You will learn exactly how you can change your drinking or drugging habits. Positive change is possible by changing your perspective on addiction, and learning the truth about addiction rather than recovery ideology that keeps you endlessly tied to treatment and therapy.
  • You will learn how you can make positive changes in your life by gaining insights into your beliefs and your reactions to challenging situations.
  • 30 years of research and experience, The Saint Jude Retreats have helped thousands of people take back control of their lives and move on.


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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 Saint Jude 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!.

The Freedom Model at Saint Jude Retreat: The Original Non-12 Step Program

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 exclusively offer this revolutionary, all one-on-one, non-12 step, program.

The Saint Jude 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 and is available for you to download. Treatment providers across the country that claim success rates have no documented research to back up their claims.

The Saint Jude 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.

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