Do you reject the myth that addiction is a disease?
Do you want to replace AA and NA (or any other perpetual recovery methods) with a model that promotes self-efficacy to achieve complete freedom from the problematic use of drugs and alcohol?
Are you ready to learn about ways to help people with substance use issues that do not contain any cult tactics, deceptiveness, coercion, manipulation, ineffective methods, spiritual make-believe, useless distractions or harmful therapies?
Do you want to bring the solution for addiction into the 21st century rather than relying on a model created by a drunken, failed stockbroker (Bill Wilson, the co-founder of AA) in 1935?
Do you agree that endorsing Mr. Wilson’s 1935 folklore (the 12 step model and all of its offshoots) as the answer to addiction is less than helpful to the struggling substance user?
Are you ready to be a part of an international movement that will replace the 12-steps and the recovery society with facts and proven effective common sense solutions?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you will find FMI’s seminars a life changing and personally empowering experience, and YOU WILL BE A PART OF A MOVEMENT THAT BRINGS ADDICTION SOLUTIONS BACK INTO THE REALM OF EFFECTIVENESS, EMPOWERMENT, FACTS AND LOGIC.
What is FMI and how do I sign up to become part of the movement?Click here to sign up and become an FMI Member!
- Every 2 weeks, (on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 12 Noon EST USA) the creators of The Freedom Model (Mark Scheeren, Steven Slate and Michelle Dunbar) will have a seminar for the world audience. The topics for the next 2 seminars will be posted one month in advance at:www.thefreedommodel.org/FMIschedule
- The live seminars will include personal experiences of the FM Team who spent the last 32 years studying, critiquing, and debunking 12 step methods and dogma. They will also provide answers to commonly held questions about addiction and how to move past such destructive habits without 12 step meetings, recovery protocols and plans, alternative coping mechanisms, or replacement therapies. You will find the content honest, logical, science-based, refreshing, empowering and effective! You will be part of the movement that replaces the 12 steps with personal freedom!
- When you sign up for the seminar, you will have access indefinitely as a FMI member. *
How Do I Become a Member of FMI?
- Simply Click here and follow the directions! We look forward to your participation in replacing the 12 steps with freedom one fact at a time!
BALDWIN HOUSE ESTABLISHED – FIRST OFFICIAL RESEARCH PROJECT – TRY TO PROVE AA’S EFFECTIVENESS. COULDN’T – SO BEGAN THE LONG TREK OUT OF THE AA CULT AND INTO SOMETHING NEW AND MORE EFFECTIVE.
THE MESSAGE OF SELF-DIRECTED CHANGE RUBS THE OLD GUARD IN AA THE WRONG WAY. THE CULT COMES AFTER MARK AND JERRY.
BALDWIN RESEARCH FOUNDED: STILL ADHERING TO AA'S BIG BOOK, BUT WITH FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT AWAY FROM POWERLESSNESS NARRATIVE. NON-12 STEP WAS TAKING A MORE CLEAR SHAPE.
BALDWIN RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. FOUNDED BY MARK AND JERRY. CONTINUE GATHERING RESEARCH TO INCREASE PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS.
BUILDING THE CORRECT RETREAT ENVIRONMENT; A HOMELIKE RETREAT COUPLED WITH EDUCATION. THERAPY AND COUNSELING ARE REJECTED IN FAVOR OF EDUCATING GUESTS AND STUDENTS.
BRI BREAKS FREE OF ALCOHOLIC ANONYMOUS MEETING STRUCTURE AND BUILDS ITS OWN SUPPORT FELLOWSHIP – THIS WAS A BAD DIRECTION, AND IT GETS ABANDONED COMPLETELY 4 YEARS LATER.
BRI OFFICIALLY REJECTS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS TEACHINGS AS A WHOLE INCLUDING THE SUPPORT NETWORKS AND MOVES FORWARD WITH A COMPLETELY NEW MODEL – THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE FREEDOM MODEL.
PROVEN SUCCESS: BRI PUBLISHES INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED SUCCESS RATES OF ITS RESIDENTIAL RETREAT PROGRAMS.
PUBLISHING THE 12TH AND 13TH EDITIONS OF THE SAINT JUDE PROGRAM. THESE BECOME THE THEORETICAL BASIS FOR THE FREEDOM MODEL.
PUBLISHING THE 13TH EDITION: DETAILING THE ACTUAL “CAUSES” OF SUBSTANCE USE – “REASONS FOR USE”.
THE FREEDOM MODEL IS PUBLISHED - YOU ARE IN CONTROL, AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN! - THE MIND IS THE VEHICLE FOR FREEDOM.