About the Saint Jude Program in New York City

The Saint Jude Program New York City is the most advanced solution for drug and alcohol addiction available. While many programs make this claim, only one team of authors/researchers can claim to have created the non-disease, non-12 step, non-treatment program model; that one is the team at St. Jude's! For more than 26 years St. Jude's has provided those in need with a residential, as well as a home based series of alcohol and drug programs, with documented rates of success. Again an industry first – independently verified abstinence rates! Our programs have now expanded to include day classes at the St. Jude Program NYC.

At Saint Jude Program New York City, instead of being treated or counseled, you will be taught the methods of "self change" by building the internal tools to overcome your substance use habit permanently without having to attend one of our residential retreats. This is specifically addressed by providing a series of day classes at our Manhattan office. The length of day class enrollment is based on need and scheduling that is available for you. The classes are held privately, and you will never be in a group setting - ensuring the utmost privacy and confidentiality. As a non-medical educational process, no records of your time with us are kept, assuring total professional confidentiality. This policy has made us a favorite program with professionals as well as young people alike. No one wants a record of treatment hanging over their heads!

How St. Jude's is different:

Before we describe the Saint Jude Program New York City in more detail, it might help to explain why we're different from all alcohol and drug rehab programs, alcohol and drug counseling centers, and outpatient treatment programs.

Treatment programs and counseling teach that addiction is an incurable, yet treatable disease which renders the afflicted person powerless over the choice to use drugs and alcohol. Accordingly, "patients" are led to believe they'll need continued treatment and lifelong involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step meetings or long term therapy to keep the disease at bay. It's no wonder that with this self defeating philosophy, the medical disease model of addiction has failed, never surpassing well-documented rates of those who do not receive treatment and move on with their lives at a high rate of success. In many cases the 12 step model and it's offshoots in the counseling industry have proven to lower chances of sobriety, not increase them! Why? The answer is simple; when you believe that you're powerless, that "relapse is a part of recovery", and that you'll be forever dependent on outside forces such as a therapist or counselor to keep you from using drugs and alcohol - you will live up to that belief - constantly struggling with "addiction" for the rest of your life.

The Saint Jude Program New York City rejects the disease model of addiction:

  • We know that you were not born to be an "addict."
  • We know that you are capable of self motivated change.
  • We know that an imaginary disease can't be medically treated.
  • We know that dependence on programs and counselors is not much better than being "dependent" on drugs and alcohol!

In stark contrast, drug and alcohol use are freely chosen behaviors, which can only be controlled by the individual. It's all about choices. When you leave a doctor's office or rehab, those parties can't make your choices for you. Likewise, an AA sponsor or other support group members should not and cannot make your choices for you. Only you can make your choices about substance use, overcoming depression, making career changes, and building fulfilling relationships. What's more, continued involvement in 12-step groups keeps people from moving on with their lives and encourages a lifestyle which continues to revolve around troubled people, drugs and alcohol, victimhood, and self-defeating beliefs. Thus we also reject dependency upon support groups:

  • We will never ask you to attend any support group meetings such as AA, NA, or the like.
  • We will never do anything which encourages you to become dependent on a 12-step sponsor, therapist, counselor, or even our own CBE Instructors.
  • We will never ask you to dedicate your life to helping other people with substance use problems.
  • We WILL ask you to find your path to happiness and we will give you the common sense tools to do so.

The Saint Jude Program in New York City:

  • Is not a treatment or rehab program.
  • Is not a 12-Step program or in any way connected to AA, NA, or other support groups.
  • Does not utilize or subscribe to disease model beliefs about addiction.

Instead of this, The Saint Jude Program New York City utilizes a unique and proprietary method for helping people to change their substance use habits: Cognitive Behavioral Education (CBE). CBE is based on the latest available research on Neuroplasticity, "addiction," and substance use cessation or moderation techniques. We don't have counselors or therapists, we have certified CBE Instructors who teach a curriculum based on The Freedom Model, and implement Option Expansion to help our students make new choices about substance use and other issues that may be troubling you.

The Saint Jude Program in New York City:

  • Is based on the latest drug and alcohol use research.
  • Is the world's only Cognitive Behavioral Education program available outside of our 6 week residential retreats in Upstate New York.
  • Is rated an A+ by the Better Business Bureau.
  • Presents you with options to choose from.
  • Teaches empowerment rather than powerlessness.
  • Allows you to have control of the options and path taken to rebuild your life!

If you are looking for an alternative to 12-step based Outpatient Programs, or dependency counseling, the Saint Jude Program New York City may be just what you are looking for. Give us a call at 1-800-497-3086 for more information. We are here to help you and we look forward to discussing your situation and finding effective solutions to your personal challenges.


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