Saint Jude Executive Retreat

512 Belldons Road
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Saint Jude Executive Retreat is located in Florida, New York. Saint Jude Executive Retreat is a private, luxury residential facility for men and women struggling with substance abuse issues.



The St. Jude Retreats has always held true to their fundamental drive for research-based solutions. For instance, the Freedom Model Philosophy, the basis of their program, was born from over 18 years of results at their three retreats.

The Executive Retreat is a luxurious 5,000 square foot country home, isolated in a private location. This beautiful home can hold up to six guests at a time. This retreat house was specially designed to host business executives and adult professionals who must remain connected to their business or personal life while participating in a life-changing program in a luxurious setting. Three bedrooms offer private bathrooms while the other three bedrooms share a private luxury bathroom. Two bedrooms have sliding glass doors to a balcony overlooking the beautiful grounds. All classes at this retreat are one on one for completely personalized instruction.

The Executive Retreat includes a variety of luxuries, amenities and services to fit anyone's needs. For the outdoor enthusiast the retreat sits on acres of forest, meadows, and private trails, with a bass pond for fishing (or ice skating in the winter months). In the winter months, the home has a cozy warm feeling complete with a fireplace sitting room, rustic beams, and Adirondack Mountain inspired trimmings and decor.

For the spa fanatic, a dry Sauna located adjacent to a marble shower is a wonderful feature for those looking to relax from the outside world. The sauna is adjacent to the massage room. A private massage therapist will be available to you on a weekly basis; offering Swedish Massage, Reflexology, Hot Rocks Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, and more. A personal executive chef will be preparing your meals and can meet any personal dietary needs. Private car service is also provided at this retreat.


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A really good place to dry out and completely chill for a month. Pool, sauna, massage, great food, private bath, and comfy bed. I went for the presidential suite with balcony and serene view. It was good to be sober for a month, but I’m back to smoking some weed, and two good sized martinis before dinner.
Wonderful program at Saint Jude Executive Retreat. The workers here genuinely care about the families they are working with. My life has changed in all aspects!!! Great resource for the community!
I wouldn't change the experience I had at Saint Jude for anything, when I got into treatment I was lost and didn't knew what to with anything in my life, I was a complete mess and everyday I was getting worse. Saint Jude's treatment helped me to recover for good and also showed me the right path to a healthy life.
Food was great . Some staff were compassionate and didn’t judge your story .



Adult Programs

Young Adult Programs

Programs for Women

Programs for Men

Beds Available : 6

Treatment Duration : 30 days

Adolescence Programs

Elderly Programs

Smoking Permitted

Military Programs

Handicap Accessible



Monthly Fee : $32,000.00

Private Insurance

Self-pay Options

Financing Available

Payment Assistance

Detox Services:


Psychotropic Medication:

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient's mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person's mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

Level of Care:



Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Individualized Treatment:

Through personalized instruction, you will be provided factual information that will help you change your existing habits and thought patterns associated with alcohol. This self-change is made possible through the science of neuroplasticity and our proprietary Cognitive Behavioral Learning process. Guests can schedule private meetings twice per week with their Future Planning Advisor to work on their goals and plans and get those in motion while at the retreat.

Non 12-Step:

Non 12-step programs promote a non-religious approach to rehab, and avoid calling addiction a disease (as traditional 12-step programs do). Instead, non-12-step programs emphasize scientific evidence when it comes to both treatment and recovery, and adapt to new addiction research as it comes out. Non-12-step programs stress the importance of self-reliance and empowerment (rather than dependence on a higher power, as in traditional 12-step programs). Non-12-step programs also tend to focus on co-occurring mental illnesses, if present. Addiction can make a mental health issue worse, and vice versa, so it's important to address both.

Intervention Services:

While pop television shows may glamorize traditional, confrontational type interventions, research (and our expericence) has shown this methodology to be ineffective and often has the detrimental effect of pushing your loved one even farther away from the help they need. But there is a solution. The Saint Jude Retreats' Family Liaison is not a traditional interventionist, but rather a Freedom Model specialist whose mission is to assist you to effectively walk through the process of finding the help your loved one needs.

Aftercare Support:

Within the first few days of entrance into their program, each guest begins the Future Planning component by meeting privately a minimum of twice per week with one of our Future Planning Advisors. As each person's circumstances, needs, and goals are different, these meetings are designed for the purpose of helping each guest to build a plan for their future post-program. Whereas treatment programs encourage people to focus only on living "one-day-at-a-time", The Freedom Model knows the importance of having a plan and looking forward to the future.

Treatment Focus:



The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Opioid Addiction:

Opioid rehabs specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Substance Abuse:

Substance rehabs focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Dual Diagnosis:

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person's mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Therapy Programs:


Family Therapy:

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Individual Therapy:

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Group Therapy:

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Life Skills:

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Nutrition Therapy:

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Couples Therapy:

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Trauma Therapy:

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Motivational Interviewing:

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.


Luxury Setting
Private Rooms
Pool Available
Spa Available
Recreation Room
Yoga Studio
Outdoor Activities
Music Therapy
Day School Available
Private Transportation
Private Setting
Executive Setting
Farm Setting


Saint Jude Executive Retreat
Last Updated: 03/21/2019

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