When people search for help to deal with an alcohol problem, 12-step alcohol rehabs typically come to mind first, but many people are unaware of the true ineffectiveness of alcohol rehab, that it doesn't work. One of the most unsuccessful aspects of alcohol rehab and the 12 steps is the control factor that is usually forced on the client or patient during treatment, meetings, group therapy, etc. More than 90% of programs in the US include some or all of the 12 step program beliefs.
The control model of rehab is when treatment centers use controlling manipulation as a means to influence your thoughts, actions and behaviors. If you are taught the "12-steps" you will be coerced to admit that you are an alcoholic, and surrender to a higher power and admit the alcohol has control of your body, emotions and even your soul. If you do not do so, you will be subjected to intense peer pressure to conform through demeaning looks in meetings or even by being told that you are not in control of yourself when you drink and additionally a therapist may even tell you that you're in denial about your drinking or drugging. Because of this control model method you may feel roped into staying in rehab longer and longer and you may also start to believe that you really do have no control over your own actions or behaviors anymore.
Traditional alcohol rehabs also want to keep you coming back to treatment, hence the reason they enforce the disease theory. As long as you think you are sick, you will need to continue going to treatment, because these rehabs claim that addiction is a life-long disease. But in reality the rehabs are setting you up for failure, because a true disease is something you can't control so, in effect you become a victim of alcohol. This is how the treatment industry has remained profitable and makes their vast sums of money.
For these reasons and countless more, alcohol rehabs have been proven to be harmful rather than helpful. In fact AA, one of the most famous of the 12 step programs, has between a 3% and 5% success rate; that's 25% less than if the person never went to treatment! Luckily there is one non-disease, non treatment approach, the Freedom Model Retreats!
The Retreats is not an alcohol rehab, but rather an alternative program that does not teach that an addiction is a disease. Our researchers have worked with numerous doctors, scientists, addiction specialists and professors whom have all concluded that treatment is completely ineffective and that treating a non-existent disease makes no sense whatsoever! Why treat something you can control yourself!
Our program educates individuals on the true harm that entering a 12 step alcohol rehab can do. We don't want people to be suffering in on-going alcohol rehab, but rather we work hard to educate them on how to live a life they can enjoy and prosper. We accomplish this by providing productive results that will be effective the first time, and by demonstrating to our guests those methods that work and what does not. We make it simple...so you can get results.