The study of the St. Jude Retreat House over the past 13 years has proven that a social/educational program for the recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is, by far, the most successful recovery methodology. The Jude Thaddeus Program at the St. Jude Retreat House is the first and only social/educational program in New York State. The Jude Thaddeus Program teaches people how to stay sober and drug free forever, not one day at a time. When you walk through the doors you realize that this is not a sterile, cold rehabilitation treatment center. The atmosphere at the St. Jude Retreat House is that of a turn of the century Victorian mansion bed and breakfast. The St. Jude Retreat House is warm, inviting and home-like, making the experience of getting well pleasant. The Retreat House was built in the 1800ís, a beautiful Victorian mansion and a pleasant and comfortable place to start a new life. Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers Alternative Alcoholism is not a Disease! The St. Jude Retreat House is not allied with any religious organization of any kind. We welcome any and all people to our program. St Jude Retreat House offers an alternative to conventional drug rehab and substance abuse treatment programs providing a permanent solution for recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism.