Many people find recovering from drug addiction to be the hardest challenge they have ever accomplished. To truly know the depths an addict sinks to is nearly impossible for anyone else to understand, except another addict. The staff at Sunshine Summit Lodge truly knows how addiction feels because a majority of them have been in the downward spiral of addiction themselves.
Their program takes a person whose life is centered on substance abuse, chaos and self-destruction and teaches them to live a life built upon purpose, direction and integrity. The recovering person’s rehabilitation process begins with their completion of the New Life Detoxification Method. Building upon the persons detoxification process the Sunshine Summit Lodge utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Modification Model of drug addiction recovery.
Their philosophy on addiction is different from most other programs; drug addiction is not a disease. It is not something the person has “picked up” or “contracted”. Addiction is a problem developed over a period of time that causes changes in the drug addict. While the drug user habitually abuses drugs or alcohol their brain (and body depending on the substance) expects the substance to be used. If the drug addict stops taking it their body begins the process of drug withdrawal. This causes cravings, emotional breakdowns and many other physical symptoms depending on the drug one is addicted too.
Working through the Sunshine Summit Lodge drug rehab program address the numerous issues the addict has developed before and during their addiction. The program features withdrawal, detoxification and education on life skills. Graduates find that they no longer wear the label of “addict” or “alcoholic”. They take control of the choices they make and responsibility for the consequences of their actions. Lasting sobriety comes with knowing important life skills and tools to get through even the most difficult of predicaments without turning to drugs.