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The Retreats Philosophy

America's Non Treatment - Non 12 Step Approach

The Freedom Model States:

"All people always move in the direction of what they believe will bring them the most happiness at any given point in their life"

Freedom Model Retreats Philosophy?The question is this: Do you know what could bring you greater happiness in your life? If not, then your perceived limited options may have you stuck in a giant counterproductive circle, filled with drinking, drugging, attempts at "recovery" followed by more substance use, self loathing, and anxiety. This vicious cycle is based on your current beliefs and ideas surrounding the constructs of addiction and recovery, both of which keep you cycling in the treatment and recovery trap. What if you could be free from this self-limiting trap, and move on to a free existence filled with opportunity and greater happiness? Would you want to learn the methods to open yourself to this way of thinking? We think you would, and unlike treatment programs, we believe in you!

So Why is Freedom Model's a Non Treatment Approach?

"You and Only You, Can Make Change Possible"

When we first opened the doors at Freedom Model's, we utilized the existing 12 Step model, only to see that this model was counterproductive and lead to astonishingly low success rates of 5%. Not coincidentally, 5% is the current industry success average for treatment and rehabs.

As we continued our research through the following decades, we found that there is no scientific data that supports the disease concept of addiction. It was clear to us then that Treatment Didn't Work because it teaches people about a disease that does not in reality exist. Living in a myth is not helpful! Nor is feeling deprived and white knuckling through "recovery" only to find yourself totally dissatisfied with that style of sobriety. All of this trap leads to a perpetual state of hopeless. The Freedom Model pulls you out of the treatment and recovery cycle completely, so you can be free to move on.

We won't treat a fictional disease. We know that you have the power to change, and that alone makes for the most fundamental aspect of our philosophy. "You have the Freedom to Choose. You are in Control, You Can Change".

Thousands have moved on to productive lives free of substance use problems, with no need for treatment or its stable mate, endless recovery, and so can you!


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