A resort in British Columbia has come out with the ultimate healthy retreat, enjoying your vacation while you quit smoking. A Home Away Retreat offers luxury accommodation, gourmet meals and a chance at a smoke free life.
The retreats begin August 2, 2009 for one to two weeks.
The resort has run addiction programs successfully in the past. Their goal is to help families find the freedom and joy that comes from beating addictions. This is their first time having a smoking cessation retreat.
"quitting smoking is remarkably easy", says John Derry, director of the resort. The AHA way is drug free, natural, and a vacation, all in one. "Nicotine is a powerful drug, and replacing it with another is counterproductive. With our help, our guests can be rid of their nicotine addiction while playing in the sunshine of the Okanagan Valley, rejuvenating around our pool, or taking our chocolate lab, Cocoa, for walks. We like to think of it as taking a break while breaking free.”
Only eight guests at a time are helped at the resort. Most guests have a private room.
There are several opportunities for one on one counseling that A Home Away believes offers the best chance to escape addictions of any kind.
* A Home Away is NOT a medical facility and does not take responsibility for the medical care of guests. If you are under medical or mental health care or receiving such treatment, you are advised to consult with your healthcare practitioner(s) as to your suitability for a visit to A Home Away.
The resort takes medical insurance and is open to everyone. Americans can also use some insurance programs as payment.