Addiction Education and Solutions

Are you or someone you love struggling with an addiction? We want to introduce you to The Freedom Model, a permanent solution to all addictions. The Freedom Model will help you shake the very foundations of current addiction beliefs so that you can finally break free.

Click here to read Dr. Hotze’s letter of endorsement of The Freedom Model.

As you know, at the Hotze Health & Wellness Center we are always striving to provide our guests with the best options to solve their health issues permanently and safely. Part of that mission is to seek experts that have competence in areas outside our typical sphere of knowledge and give you access to these professionals.

One arena where we sought this expertise is in the world of substance use and addictions. 10% of the population in America has issues with addiction. At the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, we encounter some guests who are struggling in this area of their lives and they desire a solution that does not include 12-step programs or the typical rehab programs that engender a feeling of powerlessness and expected relapse. They trust us to point them in the right direction.

After examining dozens of addiction programs across the country, we have chosen The Freedom Model as the non 12-step, non-disease-based addiction program of choice. They have more than 31 years of experience with documented research and effectiveness, and they are the only program we endorse for our guests.

Call 855-931-1449 for more information today!

The Freedom Model offers two options for those struggling with an addiction:

1. An At-Home Addiction Solution: The Freedom Model Private Instruction Program: Private, one-on-one video conference sessions with a Freedom Model certified instructor.

Learn how you can leave addiction behind you for good in 12 completely private class sessions via video conference (Zoom, Skype or FaceTime). Learn at your pace, on your schedule, from anywhere! The Freedom Model is unique and effective because it casts aside unproven approaches, antiquated techniques that don’t work (such as 12-step programs and rehabs), and provides people the research, knowledge and tools to solve their addictions permanently.

The Freedom Model Private Instruction Program (FMPI) is the only at-home solution with more than 31 years of experience, research and documented results behind it. Tens of thousands have already solved their addictions and moved on with their lives with the Freedom Model Programs.

The Freedom Model Private Instruction Program was designed by the same research team that created the first non-12 step, residential program, the Saint Jude Retreat, and founded the Baldwin Research Institute, Inc.: Mr. Mark Scheeren, Ms. Michelle Dunbar and Mr. Steven Slate.

2. A Residential Retreat Experience: The Freedom Model Program offered at the St. Jude Retreat.

At The Saint Jude Retreat you will receive personalized one-on-one class sessions with The Freedom Model for Addictions, Escape the Treatment and Recovery Trap authors and program developers: Mark Scheeren and Michelle Dunbar. No other program in the world provides this level of care and direct contact with program developers, non 12-step pioneers and world-renowned researchers and addiction experts with over 31 years of experience each. Mr. Scheeren and Ms. Dunbar are the creators of the original non 12-step movement, making them the authority on non 12-step methods.

The Freedom Model Program is offered exclusively at The Saint Jude Retreat. Call today to make your reservation and get the private and confidential help you need from the team that has revolutionized the treatment world and helped more than 20,000 move past addiction over the course of the last 3 decades! Call us at 855-931-1449 for the help you need.


  • You will never have to go to AA or any other 12 step support group.
  • You will gain Freedom: knowing you are not trapped in a lifelong pattern of heavy substance use, forced abstinence, and endless struggles with addiction.
  • You will learn exactly how you can change your drinking or drugging habits. Positive change is possible by changing your perspective on addiction, and learning the truth about addiction rather than recovery ideology that keeps you endlessly tied to treatment and therapy.
  • You will learn how you can make positive changes in your life by gaining insights into your beliefs and your reactions to challenging situations.
  • 31 years of research and experience, The Saint Jude Retreats have helped tens of thousands of people take back control of their lives and move on.

Call 855-931-1449 for more information today!

Dr. Hotze is joined my Mark Scheeren, founder of The Freedom Model and the St. Jude Retreat, to discuss an alternative way of dealing with addiction.