626-602-6735 312 N. Allen Ave. Pasadena, Ca. 91106 24/7
626-602-6735 312 N. Allen Ave. Pasadena, Ca. 91106 24/7

Philosophy & Mission Statement

Mission Statement

In the beautiful City of Pasadena, California, our mission here at AIM 4 RECOVERY has been to develop a unique program that provides a safe and nurturing environment, which serves our community and the surrounding communities. AIM 4 Recovery was developed with the main idea that, we never want another person to ever feel alone again. We want each our Clients and their loved ones to know that when they reach out for help, AIM will be there to reach back! Our goal is to ensure that each Client is valued and treated individually with the best possible practices a program can provide.

AIM provides our Clients and their loved ones with valuable, transparent and effective treatment solutions. Founders Howard Hakes and Angelique Duke-Shirvanian are passionate about helping others and consistently strive to provide the highest quality of treatment, while staying grounded in the simplicity of an evidenced based, recovery program. AIM works with each individual on healing their body, mind, emotions and spirit, as they develop new life skills that result in long-term recovery. Our IOP/PHP treatment program is designed for people suffering from Substance Use Disorders (SUD), and all of the problems that often go hand in hand with SUD, such as, but not limited to: Anger issues, co-occurring disorders, family problems, legal issues, problems with employment and/or academics, poor self-esteem, etc., Our comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach is for men and women and adolescents. Our dual-diagnosis model combines clinical treatment, behavioral health therapy, addiction recovery, aftercare, relapse, cravings prevention plans, educational and vocational opportunities, such as resume building and other important life skills, in a structured and nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and autonomy.

Aim 4 Recovery offers resources to help participants accomplish difficult life transitions, establish healthy lifestyle patterns, and enhance their sense of overall well-being. Finally, our treatment program also focuses on continuation of care, follow-up and aftercare treatment services, ensuring each of our Clients and their loved ones feel completely supported even after discharged, while AIMING for a new way of life!


  • Empower our participants to make the right choices about alcohol and drugs.
  • Educate and provide the necessary tools so each participants can make the right decisions, using low-risk choices.
  • Encourage participants in civility and to be part of the communities in which they live.
  • Provide quality services in a safe environment.
  • Provide the proper guidance, so that all participants can reach their goals, timely.
  • To ensure a long-term recovery plan is in place before stepping down to a lower level of care.
  • To provide services to the Client’s family, inspiring positive change, healthy communication and support.
  • To provide long-term aftercare and ongoing support.
  • To go above and beyond for each and every one o our Clients!