The Saint Jude Retreat
Completely Private & Confidential

Private Bedrooms - One-on-One Instruction

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The Time and Place to Change

Personalized, Non 12 Step, Private, Help

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

The Freedom Model’s revolutionary Non 12 Step Program 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 and 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

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

As a guest at The Saint Jude Retreat, you’ll receive one-on-one help from world-renowned authors and addiction experts Mark Scheeren, Michelle Dunbar and Steven Slate. Learn more about each of them by clicking below.

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CONFIDENTIAL CONTACT FORM

The Saint Jude Retreat is:

  • The first and only completely non 12 step residential retreat in the country
  • The only residential program available in the country that guarantees complete privacy and confidentiality
  • The only residential program with independently verified long term success; highest in the country

The Non-12 Step Program You Have Been Looking For

If you are seeking a place that guarantees complete confidentiality, is both comfortable and safe, is non-12 step based, where you can take some time away from your everyday life to reflect and open your mind to new possibilities, where you can be immersed in a real solution to your substance use problems, then The Saint Jude Retreat is for you.

The Saint Jude Retreat is a small, private retreat offering completely personalized services to fit each of our guest’s individual needs in order to move past addiction and set your life on a new path. 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.

Learn more about our Retreat below:

A Typical Day at the Retreat

A typical day at the retreat may start with a trip to the local health club with transportation provided by our private car service or you can enjoy a walk around the grounds, or jog along the scenic country road. Then you may have delicious breakfast made to order by our professional chef or enjoy a cup of coffee on one of our decks overlooking the heated, in-ground swimming pool, hot tub and grounds. After breakfast you will have your first completely private class of the day with one of our certified Freedom Model Instructors in a classroom set up for your comfort and privacy. You will have some time after class to work independently in your workbook, make contact with your business or family as needed, or simply relax in front of our fireplace with a good book. Lunch is served at Noon and then you will have your scheduled afternoon class. Once again, it is completely private. If you chose not to attend the gym in the morning, then you may decide to go later in the afternoon, or you may choose to have a massage, or do yoga with our certified yoga instructor. You will have time in the afternoon to talk with the retreat staff privately or to request supplemental materials or continue your discussion from class with your instructor.

Dinner is served around 5:00 PM and evenings are set up for social time and relaxation. There is an array of outings set up for you during the evenings and throughout the weekends from which you can choose. Outings are planned based on requests from our guest population. With just six guests at the retreat at a time we are able to accommodate special dietary needs and wants as well as requests for specific outings and social activities.

For the outdoor enthusiast, the retreat sits on acres of forest and meadows, with a bass pond for fishing (or ice skating in the winter months). During the fall and winter months, the home has a cozy warm feeling complete with a fireplace sitting room, rustic beams, and Adirondack Mountain inspired trimmings and decor. The retreat is located within a short drive from museums, shopping, live theater, sports venues, historic sites, scenic mountains and hiking trails, and an array of activities.

No Record of Being Treated

As the retreat is not an addiction treatment facility, but is instead a social/educational retreat experience, there are no records kept of your stay with us, making The Saint Jude Retreat the most private and confidential retreat in the country. This is important to both the professional who has a lot to lose if a record of being treated is generated, as well as the young person who has made some mistakes and is ready to launch in life without being encumbered by an addiction diagnosis and record of being treated as well. At your request only, we will be happy to provide written documentation of your stay with us to anyone you wish including your family, attorney, or legal entity  but again, only at your specific request.

Amenities

Every guest has their own private bedroom and/or suite with a dedicated area to be able to work on their Freedom Model lessons they receive throughout their 4-week stay. Depending on your culinary needs, the Executive Chef will prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, based on your preferences and dietary needs. A dry Sauna, located adjacent to a marble stand up shower is a wonderful feature for those looking to relax from the outside world. A private massage therapist will be available to you on a weekly basis offering Swedish Massage, Reflexology, Hot Rocks Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, etc.

For the downtime, there is always time to enjoy a nice movie and/or documentary in the Home Theater room. Every other weekend, you can join the social coordinator on a trip into the Adirondack Mountains, a day of horseback riding, or a trip to a cross country skiing area (depending on season and weather). However, if you prefer to relax or enjoy a nice conversation, the Fireplace Room will be the right place for you. All guests have access to many other activities and personalized services such as personal concierge, outdoor heated pool (depending on the season), and hot tub (open year round). Maybe you would like to just go for a walk or relax for a couple of hours fishing at the pond, or riding one of the mountain bikes.

Amenities Breakdown

  • Executive Chef 
  • Outdoor Heated Pool (open May 1st through Oct 15th)
  • Hot Tub (open year round)
  • Private Bedrooms
  • Jacuzzis in Every Bathroom
  • Home Theater
  • Study Rooms
  • Sauna
  • Massage/Spa Room
  • Bass Pond
  • Onsite Laundry Facilities

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RETREAT BELOW

A typical day at the retreat may start with a trip to the local health club with transportation provided by our private car service or you can enjoy a walk around the grounds, or jog along the scenic country road. Then you may have delicious breakfast made to order by our professional chef or enjoy a cup of coffee on one of our decks overlooking the heated, in-ground swimming pool, hot tub and grounds. After breakfast you will have your first completely private Freedom Model class of the day with one of our certified Freedom Model Instructors in a classroom set up for your comfort and privacy. You will have some time after class to work independently in your Freedom Model workbook, make contact with your business or family as needed, or simply relax in front of our fireplace with a good book. Lunch is served at Noon and then you will have your scheduled afternoon class. Once again, it is completely private. If you chose not to attend the gym in the morning, then you may decide to go later in the afternoon, or you may choose to have a massage, or do yoga with our certified yoga instructor. You will have time in the afternoon to talk with the retreat director privately or meet with your instructor to request supplemental materials or continue your discussion from class.

Dinner is served around 5:00 PM and evenings are set up for social time and relaxation. There is an array of outings set up for you during the evenings and throughout the weekends from which you can choose. Outings are planned based on requests from our guest population. With just six guests at the retreat at a time we are able to accommodate special dietary needs and wants as well as requests for specific outings and social activities.

For the outdoor enthusiast, the retreat sits on acres of forest and meadows, with a bass pond for fishing (or ice skating in the winter months). During the fall and winter months, the home has a cozy warm feeling complete with a fireplace sitting room, rustic beams, and Adirondack Mountain inspired trimmings and decor. The retreat is located within a short drive from museums, shopping, live theater, sports venues, historic sites, scenic mountains and hiking trails, and an array of activities.

As the retreat is not an addiction treatment facility, but is instead a social/educational retreat experience, there are no records kept of your stay with us, making The Saint Jude Retreat the most private and confidential retreat in the country. This is important to both the professional who has a lot to lose if a record of being treated is generated, as well as the young person who has made some mistakes and is ready to launch in life without being encumbered by an addiction diagnosis and record of being treated as well. At your request only, we will be happy to provide written documentation of your stay with us to anyone you wish including your family, attorney, or legal entity  but again, only at your specific request.

Every guest has their own private bedroom and/or suite with a dedicated area to be able to work on their Freedom Model lessons they receive throughout their 4-week stay. Depending on your culinary needs, the Executive Chef will prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, based on your preferences and dietary needs. A dry Sauna, located adjacent to a marble stand up shower is a wonderful feature for those looking to relax from the outside world. A private massage therapist will be available to you on a weekly basis offering Swedish Massage, Reflexology, Hot Rocks Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, etc.

For the downtime, there is always time to enjoy a nice movie and/or documentary in the Home Theater room. Every other weekend, you can join the social coordinator on a trip into the Adirondack Mountains, a day of horseback riding, or a trip to a cross country skiing area (depending on season and weather). However, if you prefer to relax or enjoy a nice conversation, the Fireplace Room will be the right place for you. All guests have access to many other activities and personalized services such as personal concierge, outdoor heated pool (depending on the season), and hot tub (open year round). Maybe you would like to just go for a walk or relax for a couple of hours fishing at the pond, or riding one of the mountain bikes.

Amenities Breakdown

  • Executive Chef 
  • Outdoor Heated Pool (open May 1st through Oct 15th)
  • Hot Tub (open year round)
  • Private Bedrooms
  • Jacuzzis in Every Bathroom
  • Home Theater
  • Study Rooms
  • Sauna
  • Massage/Spa Room
  • Bass Pond
  • Onsite Laundry Facilities

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