Our Non-12 Step Program focuses on empowering you to change behaviors and solve lifelong self-defeating habits such as drug and alcohol use. The program targets your specific challenges, needs, concerns, hopes, goals, and dreams. Simultaneously, you will be building your self-confidence to handle old challenges and new stressors you may encounter when you return home through practical, real life exercises while you are enrolled in the program. In addition, the social aspects of our program will provide you with the confidence and necessary life skills to return home and build a fulfilling life.
This intensive, yet caring and comfortable environment will arm you with the Cognitive Behavioral Learning (CBL) tools you need to achieve long lasting success. The program is structured into 3 different modules that address addiction.
The Program also includes Transitional Planning. Many guests struggle in other areas of life due to their past excessive substance use and can benefit from one-on-one help to address those problems and build a concrete plan for their future after program completion. Transitional Planning Advisors help guests to find solutions for a myriad of issues outside the scope of addiction:
During the first module of the Program, you are presented with research that disproves the addiction/alcoholism disease theory that has left you feeling hopeless.
Through this empowering process, you will to understand that you are not powerless, nor are you diseased, and you are able to leave behind addiction and its damaging consequences.
This module provides a solid and factual foundation for the next two modules of the program.
During this module, you are guided through a process that helps identify and address behavior patterns, emotional problems, and personal habits, both negative and positive.
As you move forward in the process, a greater emphasis is placed on building more positive habits to replace ineffective and counterproductive habits such as drinking to excess, using drugs, living in shame, and being unhappy.
Many users struggle with adapting to changing circumstances, and being responsible for behaviors and habits so they live in deep shame based on poor decision making. All of these aspects of life are addressed in detail in this second module.
Cognitive Behavioral Learning provides you with tools to help build new thought patterns, new behaviors, and positive habits that align with your newly discovered personal goals. This phase is crucial for identifying and overcoming the ineffective, unproductive, or self-limiting habits of the past and building more positive, self-empowering habits to propel you to a successful, fulfilling future.
Unlike treatment, this part of the program allows you to finally forgive yourself, forgive others, and move past the habits that may have been counterproductive. This lets you delve into many other aspects of yourself and your life to prepare you for the last phase - to build a plan and goal set for your future.
This last module might be the most powerful component of our program for you. During this final module, you will build a detailed blueprint of the person you would like to become so when you return home you can feel confident in your future.
By this point in the program, you fully understand that you have always been responsible for your future success and you have a life plan based on what you want to achieve.
Upon completion of the Saint Jude Program, you are truly empowered and free to take control and become productive, happy, and successful.
As each person's needs, circumstances, and goals are unique, researchers at St. Jude's have developed an integrated program that can be customized for each individual. In each of the 3 core program modules described above is content that deals specifically with issues that are unique to you.
Transitional Planning address areas of need or interest, outside the scope of addiction, that you choose to work on to maximize and sustain your personal growth even as you complete the program and return home.
For instance, you may need information and logistical support to relocate to a new area after the program, go back to college, navigate through a divorce, re-establish positive family relationships, or discuss career options with your employer, explore a new carrer field, or find a job for the first time.
You will receive a consultation with an advisor to determine your best Transitional Planning choices and the appropriate program content to address your specific needs in every area you choose.