Move past addiction easily: Alcohol and drugs do not have power over you.
Realize addiction is NOT a disease: Addictions are habits and you have the power to change them.
Understand that you do not need addiction treatment: No more steps, no more meetings, no more rehabs, no more endless recovery, no more lifelong replacement medications…just complete freedom!
You have the innate power to change your life.
Solving addiction can be easier than you think.
Why you've struggled for so long; and that you don't have to struggle anymore.
That what you've been told is actually lies and misinformation
The addiction and recovery ideology is wrong and creates unnecessary perpetual struggle.
That more than 90% of people get over their addictions; and you can too!
It's not going to happen.
And there's a good reason why…
Mark Scheeren co-founded Baldwin Research Institute, Inc.(BRI) and The Saint Jude Retreats, the first residential non-12 step, non-disease based model for drug and alcohol problems in America in 1992 However, the research actually began a few years prior to the official founding of the companies). As a BRI Research Fellow, Mark is also the co-author of the revolutionary book, The Freedom Model for Addictions, Escape the Treatment and Recovery Trap. Mark is the only addictions researcher in the world to have studied individuals with substance use issues specifically by living with the study subjects for a period of twelve years.
This initial 12 year effort (1989 – 2001) created the knowledge and philosophical base for the foundation of The Freedom Model for Addictions, that being: free-will, autonomy and the Positive Drive Principle.
As a noted 12 step historian and critic, Mr. Scheeren is an expert on the falsity of the disease of addiction concept and the failings of the 12 step paradigm as a whole. Mark is well known in alcohol and drug research circles for his courageous and outspoken public service campaign, “Treatment Doesn’t Work!”
Mr. Scheeren has devoted the last 33 years to demonstrating how people can escape 12 step cults, as well as the perpetual recovery lifestyles that continue to keep millions tied to their painful past
Steven Slate is a Research Fellow of Baldwin Research Institute(BRI) and co-author of The Freedom Model for Addictions. His critical essays on the brain disease model of addiction have also appeared in college textbooks on addiction and abnormal psychology from Greenhaven Press and McGraw Hill.
As a former heroin user, Steven experienced the addiction treatment system from the inside, spending 5 years in inpatient and outpatient rehabs, methadone clinics, 12 step meetings, and psychiatric treatments aimed at the “underlying causes of addiction.” Each of these treatments left him worse off, until with the help of one of BRI’s earlier educational programs, he rejected the helpless addict role, and began to see himself as capable of choosing differently. He’s devoted his life to showing others that they too are in control of themselves, and capable of self-initiated change of their substance use habits, without a lifetime of treatment and support group meetings.
Michelle began her career at Baldwin Research Institute,
Inc. (BRI) in 1992 as one of the original volunteers helping women to solve their substance use problems. In 2002, she joined BRI in a professional capacity working directly with substance users and their families.
During her tenure at BRI she has worked in nearly every division and capacity. She co-authored and taught the first program extension offered by BRI then called Continuing Education which tackled life issues and goal setting outside the scope of substance use.
She developed and taught The Saint Jude Family Program and she has worked extensively on the past four program revisions. She is also one of the co-authors of BRI Publishing’s latest book, the revolutionary text entitled, The Freedom Model for Addictions, and The Freedom Model for the Family