BRI Publishing is the publishing wing of Baldwin Research Institute, Inc.
Founded in 1989, the Baldwin Research Institute's mission is to research cutting edge drug and alcohol issues, educational methodology, and best practices for drug and alcohol problems and related issues; to guide the drug and alcohol treatment industry and recovery society as a force for change, and to honestly and objectively educate the public as to the effectiveness of treatment and prevention programs with respect to drug and alcohol use.
Baldwin Research Institute first began its efforts in 1989 when it conducted a study of the modern Alcoholics Anonymous organization. Then, in 1990, the Institute began a study of 38 subjects with drug and alcohol problems. These studies were initiated to prove or disprove claims by Alcoholics Anonymous of success rates as high as 93% and claims by the treatment industry of success rates as high as 80%, but the claims of any single treatment program could not be validated with a success rate greater that 30%.
Baldwin Research Institute continues its over a quarter of a century mission of research of substance use issues, methodology, and education. By disseminating its findings, BRI impacts the drug and alcohol treatment industry and the current "recovery society" as well as providing an objective resource for scientifically verified information for the general public to be more accurately and fully informed.
The Freedom Model debunks the addiction disease concept as well as the idea that “recovery” is needed after you’ve decided to abstain or moderate your use. Much of the content within the book may surprise you, maybe even shock you. While The Freedom Model is a book, it is the research and the message contained on those pages that are the real solution to an individual’s struggles with addiction..
The Freedom Model for the Family is an approach for families dealing with a loved one who is struggling with addiction. It was written by the authors of The Freedom Model for Addictions and uses the same principles in a way that families can apply them. We now know what addiction is and what it is not, we know why people struggle, and we know how best to help them and their families.