Nationally Acclaimed Program
The BBB (Better Business Bureau) rates our programs an A+ after more than two decades of helping people. This is unheard of in the drug and alcohol program arena. Many world renowned alcohol and drug program researchers also endorse our program such as:
Dr. David Hanson, author of Alcohol Education: What we Must Do, Preventing Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Culture and Control.
" It's understandable why people struggling with alcohol and drug problems often feel helpless and hopeless. The message usually given to them is not only incorrect but often counterproductive- it's frequently worse than doing nothing. The vast majority of alcohol and drug treatment programs are unsuccessful with most people because they are based on false assumptions and use questionable techniques. However, the Saint Jude Program, which is based on scientific evidence, smashes that rigid mold. Instead of teaching people that they are powerless, it helps them to harness their internal drive and power, to apply that power in an effective way, and to build the life they want. "
"During much of the past century, there has been a consistent trend to increasingly medicalize behavioral issues. Viewing behaviors, for example heavy drinking and alcoholism, as diseases is a flawed model. Drinking, heavy drinking, and alcoholism are behaviors and their causes are many and diverse. It stands to reason that alcoholism and substance abuse treatment approaches that are based on facts are more likely to provide an environment for success than those that are based on beliefs. The St. Jude Program series does just that. Through a fact-based approach, the programs educate, motivate, and empower substance users to make choices and decisions that will lead to self and life control."
The late, Dr. Joseph Vacca, National Institute of Health Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Boston University Medical School.
" Finally someone has built a program to help people struggling with addictions, utilizing the latest research and technology available. As scientists have uncovered more and more about how the brain works, Baldwin Research has incorporated that information into a comprehensive program for self improvement. People literally learn how to reinvent themselves and plan for a better future, regardless of their past struggles. "
Nationally syndicated radio talk show host and noted psychologist, Dr. Joy Browne.
At last, a program for addiction that acknowledges choice and responsibility and can really work. I liked it so much, I agreed to voice the Audio Book for the Saint Jude Home Program.
We’re proud to have Steven Slate heading up our NYC office. Steven has 10 years experience helping people with substance use problems, as a certified CBE Instructor, as lead instructor and director of Saint Jude’s Twin Rivers Retreat, in private practice, and as a volunteer.He has trained numerous CBE Instructors, and is a contributor to ongoing CBE curriculum development. As a former student of the Saint Jude Program, Steven has a unique passion and appreciation for the value of this liberating approach to problematic substance use. He has made several media appearances to discuss alternative views on addiction. You do not get endorsements like these without building credibility first. St. Jude's built this reputation by making our guests/students and our results number one, and making the business model secondary to those first two goals.
All our instructors are Certified Cognitive Behavioral Education Instructors. No other program can provide this level of credentialing, as it is proprietary to St. Jude Program NYCsm only: To gain this certification our instructors must:
CBE Certification, an accreditation that is the gold standard in substance use program education.
The St. Jude Program NYC is regulated by the Attorney General Bureau of Charities. We are a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization. Our Directors and Instructors come from a variety of professional backgrounds including education, administration and mental health to name a few. The St. Jude Program NYC offices are not medical facilities and the St. Jude Program NYC is a social/educational program, not a medical treatment program. As such, the St. Jude Program NYC does not provide services that require licensure by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. All medical appointments are the student's sole responsibility and the St. Jude Program NYC does not provide medical services of any kind.