When looking online at all the different recovery programs
out there, you may just shake your head in disbelief at some of the stuff that tries to
pass itself off as actually helping with recovery.
Here is a short list:
- Aromatherapy (yes, just lighting a candle under some scented oil)
- Equine therapy (riding horses)
- Surfing therapy (hang ten)
- Swedish massage (now we're talking)
- Deep tissue massage (for those stubborn addictions)
- Bio-feedback device (sounds like Scientology)
And the list goes on and on. The problem with the list is it
sounds more like a menu from a day spa than it does a list of serious
treatments to help a desperate man break free from his addictive
We all know when we look at this list, that it will not help
us find freedom. It sounds like a vacation. But if a vacation really was the secret,
we would have taken it years ago and we would be fine now. Whenever the urge
comes back a bit, just book a cruise and relax your troubles away. However, we
know this does not work.
Some people, who find themselves with complete dependence on
drugs and alcohol just to make it through the day, are desperate enough that
they will try anything. We simply cannot fathom that companies and individuals
would present this kind of treatment plan with straight faces to people desperate
for help and recovery that will last.
Your problems will not be massaged away. Your issues will
not disappear when the surf is up. Who does not like a horse ride, but who here
really thinks a horse can take away your desire for a drink?
Stop buying into this. At AIM, we take your addiction
seriously. We know how hard it was to admit you needed help. We understand how
difficult the first few steps are. We know that there are days in recovery that
just suck. You need a partner to walk with you, not a masseuse. You need a wise
counselor and a staff dedicated to doing whatever they can to help you get free
from drugs and begin to step into a life of true freedom and success. That is
what we do at AIM. And we have no horses on our staff.
Oh, we do use nice smelling aromas in our building... Why?
Because we like to smell nice things.