About the Author
Mr. Scheeren is the Chairman and co-founder of Baldwin Research Institute, Inc., the alcohol and drug research company that is the original creator of the non disease, non 12-step model of alcohol and drug education. For over two decades Mr. Scheeren has researched hundreds of different methods, facilities, and cultures worldwide in an effort to discover the many keys to improving the quality of one’s life. Out of this research, the most effective residential program in the world was created in 1992: the Saint Jude Program®.
In addition to the St. Jude residential retreats, in 2001 Mr. Scheeren recognized that there were thousands of people who needed help with substance use issues but who could not afford to attend a residential program. There were still others he talked with who could not, or were unwilling to take the time away from family and/or career to attend a residential drug or alcohol program. The Saint Jude Home Program® was created to address this population.
With thousands of copies sold, the effect on the self-help industry has been profound. No one has ever developed a program where the individual is the master of the curriculum, and also where the method is based on a culmination of neuroscience, metaphysics, and common sense. This most recent edition, with 11 new chapters and 50 pages of additional appendices and references, is the most comprehensive home-based “addiction” program ever created. As a researcher who spent much of his professional life helping people, Mr. Scheeren became well known for his dedication and is well respected in the substance use education industry. No other researcher (with the exception of Mr. Gerald Brown, the other co-founder of Baldwin Research Institute Inc.) has ever spent 10 years living on-site with their study subjects and then another 10 years defining, studying and redefining programs that provide real solutions for substance use problems.
The Saint Jude Home Program® and the residential Saint Jude Program® taught at St. Jude Retreats® have revolutionized the entire treatment industry and are the driving force behind the rejection of the 12-step movement in the substance use treatment industry. Mr. Scheeren has taken his experiences of teaching and conducting research and used that knowledge to continuously fine tune the already proven success of the Saint Jude approach. This 3rd Edition is the culmination of tens of thousands of research hours, and has already changed countless lives. We welcome you to try the Saint Jude Home Program® and experience what many have already discovered – a better, more fulfilling life!
Mr. Scheeren and his wife Danielle have three children. His other interests include big game hunting, boxing, running, motorcycle riding and hiking in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York.
1: The word “addiction” is used here to be consistent with accepted nomenclature but actually means “habit” and by no means implies that BRI or the St. Saint Jude® series of programs is a proponent of the negative disease based myth surrounding the term addiction.
Special Thanks to those involved in the development of this program:
To all the Staff at the Saint Jude Retreats for the input and dedication to our guests.
Gerald J Brown – Editor and Researcher
Michelle L Dunbar – Editor
Dr. Joy Browne - Editor and Voice Talent
Nancy Nicholas – Editor