The World's Only Non Treatment Approach

Core Differences, and how The Freedom Model is more successful than Treatment.

You have seen that we offer a non-12-step approach throughout our site, but it is important to note that we are also "non-treatment". Treatment programs are designed to treat pathology or illness. The act of using alcohol or drugs is not an illness; it is a behavior and a choice. Using medications and therapies to treat behaviors is not effective because all people maintain their power of choice over their own behaviors at all times.

At Saint Jude's we developed a comprehensive curriculum, The Freedom Model, with three primary goals:

  • To debunk the mythology surrounding addiction and provide accurate information supported by the most rigorous research;
  • To provide people with practical exercises designed so they will become fully self-aware of thoughts, behaviors, motivations, interpersonal relationships, virtually all aspects of themselves; and
  • To encourage and assist people as they begin to envision their future life and ultimately make a plan for their personal fulfillment and success.

Where treatment seeks to control and is based on lies, distortions and bad science; The Freedom Model's non-treatment methods are rooted in personal freedom, the latest research in neuroscience, and common sense.

DifferencesCompare ApproachES

  • Science Stand Behind the Addiction Science
  • Philosophy Philosophy Position on Empowerment
  • Judgment Human Relationship with Patient / Guest
  • On Addiction Beliefs are Different than Facts
  • Model More than the Philosophy. The Culture that Drives the Results
  • Methodology Ways in which Treatment Centers Teach the Disease Concept of Addiction VS The Freedom Model
  • Privacy Where we stand regarding your Privacy VS the Medical Model
  • Customization Personalized Program VS One Size Fits All



  • Believes you have a brain disease.You are powerless. The "Disease of Addiction" is Incurable
  • Believes you genetically inherit an addiction gene. All Family Members are Diseased
  • Uses labels such as addict, diseased and alcoholic.
  • Believes that people have a chronic disease of addiction.
  • Creates limits & boundaries throughout treatment and in therapy sessions.
  • Uses therapy as basis of program.
  • Religious Affiliation Incorporated In Treatment. "You Cannot Change and Only God can Save You"
  • Implements Group Therapy Sessions and 12 Step Group meetings. You're In Treatment and Forever Attached to "Recovery" – You're never free.
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