Highly Effective Program for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
The non-religious St. Jude Cognitive Behavioral Education program appears to be the most effective approach to alcoholism and drug abuse in the world. It is conducted by the non-profit Baldwin Research Institute and is based on its research.
Outside independent professional research firms have certified a long-term success rate of at least 62% for the St. Jude’s Program. This compares to a success rate in the range of 0-20% for conventional programs. Data published by Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) indicates that its 12 step method has a success rate of no more than 5%. Research also finds that no treatment at all has a success rate of about 30%. This suggests that traditional 12 step programs are less effective than doing nothing.
St. Jude's non-12-step program is radically different from traditional approaches in a number of important ways:
- St. Jude’s Cognitive Behavioral Education program is a social/ educational approach to eliminating substance abuse. It teaches people how to take responsibility for their choices regarding drinking and/or drug use, and then, how to live a quality of life that is successful and filled with the rewards of their success.
- The educational experience is an entirely different approach from the more common counseling and therapeutic approach. These conventional methods, 12- step and therapy-based models, strip individuals of their native and internal human solution: choice, accountability and power. The educational approach awakens or reawakens, those same concepts: choice, accountability and power; in a clear and concise manner thereby empowering the student to accept personal responsibility for all past, present and future behavior, to exercise choice from internal strength, not perceived weakness, and to delight in the rediscovery of their own power from within.
- The approach is straightforward. Students learn how to make better choices, and find success and satisfaction using a method they can see works for others.
- Students are responsible for changing their own lives as they are the only ones with the power to do just that. And they remain responsible for their own decisions.
- The educational program teaches students how to assess the seriousness of their situation and to determine how committed they are to achieving success in their lives and remaining permanently abstinent or to use in moderation, if that is their choice.
- Students are then taught how to become more useful and happy individuals. This portion of the program is completely separate from the sobriety issue. Sobriety is a choice-based static event. However, building a life of one’s own choosing is a series of choices and events that will bring about changes and continue to evolve throughout the remainder of one’s life. These are separate issues and are dealt with separately. Students learn how to achieve success in both the sobriety event and in the continuing process called living.
The program, which is not affiliated with any religion or organized belief system,
is also useful for bulimia, obesity, sexual addiction and other problems.
To learn more about the program, call 1.888.422.2858 to speak directly with someone at St. Jude's who can answer all your questions.
Note: This website is educational and informational only. It does not provide health or medical opinion or advice of any kind and none should be inferred.
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