The Saint Jude Twin Rivers Retreat is our original location, and where researchers Jerry Brown and Mark Scheeren created the first non 12 step approach in the world 3 decades ago. This approach eventually developed into the more refined Freedom Model we have today – and it is only offered at the Saint Jude Retreats
Located in a charming and quiet village setting, the restored Victorian mansion has an elegant yet comfortable feel complete with high ceilings, fireplaces, and antique furnishings. The bedrooms have been recently remodeled and include both dorm-style and semi-private rooms with Tempur-Pedic mattresses. Additional rooms in this retreat include several small classrooms, sitting rooms with flat screen televisions, a large dining room for family-style dinners, and a beautiful outdoor area including a gazebo, large deck, and a flower garden. Guests have their choice of a multitude of planned social activities such as hiking, attending and/or participating in sporting events, sightseeing and other group activities. All guests receive a free membership to Alpin Haus Fitness, one of top fitness centers in the area. The campus includes a beach volleyball court , a horseshoe pit, and a large grass yard for yoga and other outdoor activities. The retreat is inviting and will make you feel like you're at your home away from home!
The Freedom Model is designed to show you the immense power you possess to direct the course of your life. It addresses your preference for heavy substance use directly and with research as the basis of the model itself. Unlike treatment, The Freedom Model has a defined 310 page curriculum, and a seasoned education staff that will work through the model directly with you. As you go through each lesson, you will be able to move past all the addiction and "recovery" myths that have kept you trapped in the treatment and recovery cycle. Becoming freed from that trap is what you can expect when you come to one of our retreats. We have helped thousands move past the addiction/recovery paradigm over the past 3 decades, and you can too. If you are searching for a logical, understandable method to overcome addiction, then The Freedom Model offered exclusively at the Twin Rivers Retreat will be just what you are looking for.