Saint Jude Retreats Offers Online Home Education Program
AMSTERDAM, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Saint Jude Retreats recently added home-based online classes to its list of available services. The New York-based drug and alcohol education program now offers one-on-one professional instruction for those who cannot stay at the New York retreat facilities.
“We understand that there are people who need help with their substance use problems who are unable to leave their homes to spend time with us in our facilities,” said Daniel Hidalgo, senior marketing director for Saint Jude Retreats. “Saint Jude Retreats now provides a confidential, common-sense approach through online instruction that fits into their schedule. This is the same curriculum that has saved thousands of lives over the last twenty two years.”
The program is an alternative to drug and alcohol rehab and drug treatment programs. It does not use 12 steps or a disease-based philosophy to help people find a permanent solution to problematic substance use. The home program features 22 60-minute online classes with a certified Cognitive Behavioral Education(TM) (CBE) instructor. The format includes videoconferencing, email, phone conversations or a combination of these communication methods to suit each individual.
The traditional Saint Jude Retreats residential program is still available for those who prefer the concept of spending time at the retreat facilities, rather than staying at home.
CBE was researched, developed by, and is a trademark of Baldwin Research Institute, Inc., whose headquarters and research facilities are located in Amsterdam, New York. Baldwin Research Institute, Inc., the parent company of Saint Jude Retreats, currently contributes $4.5M annually to the local Montgomery County and Hamilton County economies.
About Saint Jude Retreats: Saint Jude Retreats (http://www.soberforever.net) is a drug and alcohol social education center headquartered in Amsterdam, New York. It is an effective alternative to alcoholism treatment and drug rehabilitation centers. Saint Jude Retreats has been helping people overcome alcohol and substance use through Cognitive Behavioral Education(TM) (CBE) since opening its doors in 1992. CBE and the Saint Jude Retreats program are endorsed by alcohol and drug program internationally acclaimed professionals, such as Prof. Emeritus David Hanson, PhD; Prof. David Rudy, PhD; Dr. Joy Browne and the late Joseph Vacca, PhD, among others.
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