Why we do what we do
The State of Tennessee has granted us a full license to use any method of alcohol and drug addiction recovery that we would like to use. So, we started with the obvious questions: “What is working?” and “What is not working?” Although theory is very important and we are well versed in the theory, we set the theory aside to focus on what works.
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We have learned that every alcoholic and addict is unique and deserves a unique recovery plan. It is also important to mention that the alcoholic or addict himself usually cannot differentiate between a good plan and a bad plan. As many in recovery ask a new man: “Didn’t your best efforts get you here!” Or: “How is your way working?” If the alcoholic or addict knew how to design a recovery plan to get himself clean and sober (and stay clean and sober), he would already be clean and sober. And, you would not be reading this page. But their input is vital! Their input combined with our years of experience is the required combination.
Many times, our clients have never really and fully tried the method they are 100% sure will not work for them. As an example, therapy does not work when you drink and use between the therapy sessions. The same is true of 12-step meetings. Many alcoholics and drug addicts have attended a few 12-step meetings, but never immersed themselves in the 12 steps. They say they have tried the 12-step of a 12-step program, but they have actually only tried a watered-down version like some of the meetings they might have seen on TV.
Lecture don’t work! Experiential Recovery does! We suggest that our clients immerse themselves in their recovery plan with all the intensity they can find. Their recovery is too important to intentionally take the risk of doing anything else.