The Saint Jude Program is the 'only' program which continuously evolves based solely on research.
The Saint Jude Program offered exclusively at the St. Jude Retreat Houses is the only program in the world that conducts ongoing, confidential, follow-up surveys with the permission of program graduates and their families. Baldwin Research Institute, Inc., the parent company of the St. Jude Retreat Houses, is a research organization whose mission is to develop programs that help people to permanently overcome substance abuse, addiction and other habitual behavioral problems. Baldwin Research Institute, Inc. developed the Saint Jude Program as a result of more than 20 years of research, and is the only program that continuously evolves based on ongoing research findings.
Baldwin Research Institute, Inc., the parent company of the Saint Jude Country Retreat ™ allows an independent research company to conduct an annual survey of Saint Jude Program graduates to ascertain the abstinence based success rate of the Saint Jude Program. Annually program graduates are selected at random by an independent firm, (currently Clearwater Research, Inc) and are then surveyed by phone interview as to the status of their sobriety. Then, a second, separate call is placed to the graduate’s family and they, too, are surveyed to validate or invalidate each graduate’s response. Surveys were done two times per year by Baldwin Research Institute prior to 2004, and have since been completed annually by an independent research organization. A survey has been conducted in this manner since the inception of the Saint Jude Program™ in 1991 and all random samplings include all program graduates who have consented to inclusion in the research. More than 95% of program attendees consent to inclusion in BRI’s research.
The survey consists of a single inquiry pertaining to the alcohol and drug use of the individual. The answers are gathered from the graduate and the family and entered accordingly. The survey is set up to include only two categories; "drunk" and "sober". Those who may have successfully moderated their use (our research supports that this occurs in a relatively small percentage of our program graduates) must be included in the “drunk” category for research purposes to eliminate the gray areas that many facilities use to bolster their claims of success. For more detailed survey report information you can click on any of the surveys below.