We Treat Addiction For What It Really Is

Have you been told that your addiction problem is a disease? Maybe you’ve heard that you are “powerless” over your addiction and that you can only hope to cope with it “one day at a time”. At Sunshine Summit Lodge, we know that you do NOT have a disease that you are powerless over. Our program is very different from twelve-step based treatment programs where they label their clients as life-long addicts and insist that they have an incurable disease. We actually treat drug and alcohol addiction for what it really is; a physical and mental problem that has developed over time and must be overcome. While our client’s physical and mental issues are being resolved we concurrently address and resolve the underlying issues which drove them to use drugs or alcohol in the first place. Graduates of Sunshine Summit Lodge experience true addiction rehabilitation by becoming stronger physically, emotionally and mentally.

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  1. I couldn’t agree with you more here. The whole “powerless” idea and “disease” concept never made any sense to me. Even when my drinking was at it’s worst I never thought I had a disease that I was powerless to, I knew that I was just completely irresponsible. The program at Sunshine Summit Lodge really stressed the importance of being responsible for my own condition and confronting the issues that I left hidden. Once I did that everything became much easier. It became real clear and real simple to me: the rationality that I used to have was stricken with justification and ill-intended motivators which I used to propel my self-destruction, but now my rationality is based upon survival, honesty and responsibility and it makes all the difference in my life. I am not powerless and I do not have a disease. I am a sober, responsible and ethical member of society who makes sound decisions and has the ability to confront life on a daily basis.

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