“The disease concept of addiction is the greatest lie ever told to the American Public
in the last 100 years.”
Mark W. Scheeren
Author & Researcher
Mark Scheeren co-founded Baldwin Research Institute, Inc. (BRI) and the Saint Jude Retreats, the first residential non-12 step model for drug and alcohol problems in America. As a BRI Research Fellow, he is the co-author of the revolutionary book, The Freedom Model for Addictions. Mark is the only addictions researcher in the world to have studied individuals with substance use issues by living with the study subjects for a period of twelve years. “This was the only way to truly understand the issues concerning this population, and to build solutions that actually promoted success.
This effort created the knowledge base for the foundation of The Freedom Model for Addictions, that being: free-will, autonomy and the Positive Drive Principle.” As a noted 12 step historian, Mr. Scheeren is an expert on the falsity of the disease concept and the failings of the 12 step paradigm as a whole. Mark is well known in alcohol and drug research circles for his courageous and outspoken public service campaign, “Treatment Doesn’t Work!”
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