Freedom Model exists to help people with alcohol and drug problems, but we are not an alcohol rehab, nor do we call ourselves one. 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 Freedom Model. The concept of alcohol rehab is based on the idea that people are sick, dependent, weak, and in need of emotional "treatment." Freedom Model curriculum is based on the facts that people are inherently not sick, not dependent, strong, and in need of options to better make positive productive choices.
Therefore, the term rehab is defined as a program that benefits from the individual's beliefs in their weaknesses, their powerlessness, their unhappiness, their inability to cope, and that they have an incurable disease. Freedom Model 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 Freedom Model 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 their unlimited positive options in life.
According to a recent research performed by the Substance Abuse and Health Services Association, in the State of North Dakota for the year 2004 there were 20,000 individuals with an Alcohol Dependency, in the state of North Dakota, surprisingly needing but not receiving treatment for Alcohol Use the number only raises to 53,000 alcohol abusers. This number represents 0.27% of the total population with an Alcohol dependency abuse problem in the United States.
Finding help for Alcohol addiction can seem overwhelming. Especially if you or a loved one has been to treatment before. You may have been told you will have to live in a cycle of relapse and recovery for the rest of your life. That’s simply not true! There is a solution to the treatment cycle-the non 12 Step solution.
Finding the right help for Alcohol addiction in North Dakota can be done. Treatment isn’t the answer with its high rates of relapse. In addition, treatment teaches you to live a life devoted to preventing addiction instead of leaving it behind you. It’s impossible to end addiction when you spend your time thinking how to make your life smaller to avoid it. You are, in essence, putting the addiction at the center of your life and in charge of what you do and don’t do. Leaving Alcohol in charge of your life is a recipe for relapse.
Relapse is often spoken of an absolute certainty when discussing Alcohol addiction. Unfortunately, most people who attend treatment not only are taught this but expect to experience it and it can then be a self fulfilling prophecy! Treatment promotes the idea of relapse because treatment doesn’t work. In North Dakota alone, of the 847 people who look for help with Alcohol addiction and go to treatment, 56.1% or 475 relapse. When you tell someone to expect what you have just given them to fail and then teach them it is their fault when it does, you have a return customer. Treatment focuses on abstinence and fear rather than helping people to recognize their own power to help themselves and move beyond addiction. Of course treatment fails but it is important to remember that doesn’t mean you or a loved one fails if relapse occurs. Instead it is time to look for a proven effective alternative that can work for long term success.
Relapse can seem scary if you don’t know what to do next. Instead of returning to treatment that didn’t work before, many people in North Dakota look to Freedom Model Retreats for help with Alcohol addiction. The reason is clear. With over 27 years of research and experience, Freedom Model Retreats offers a proven effective completely non 12 Step alternative to treatment and the fear of relapse. Freedom Model’s program is self-directed so your plan fits your goals and passions ensuring you are really invested in the outcome because you wrote it. Treatment programs give you a cookie cutter plan written by someone else who focuses on abstinence and not what happens after—the rest of your life! If you see addiction as a problem to overcome and not your identity, it’s time to come to Freedom Model Retreats. If you have believed that you can’t change, let us help you prove to yourself that you do have power to change. Our program focuses on cognitive behavioral change to help open up your world of options and make life worth living, not enduring. Come find out what a life beyond addiction, relapse, and recovery can look like for you. Call Freedom Model Retreats and let us help you start your new life now.
You have taken the time to seek help because of your "addiction" to Alcohol. You might be looking at rehab centers or treatment centers in North Dakota and wonder what the best option for you is. Even if you do not choose Freedom Model's as your program, at least let us tell you one thing. You and only you can make change possible. You are not diseased, and your current circumstances do not need to dictate the course of your life from this moment forward. When you can call a Alcohol treatment center you will most likely talk to a caring person, but with the wrong message, being that addiction is a disease. Remember that no matter what you decide... you can change