The first book made sense upon completion. When I initially got here I was withdrawn, anti-social, and generally feeling overwhelmed. I walked with my head down and avoided everything. I had not been functional for over 10 years because of my addiction. Drugs and alcohol were my “crutches” and had become the only way I was accustomed to socializing and communicating. I was astonished after only the first few days at Sunshine Summit Lodge that I was feeling better, keeping my head up and communicating in a “usual” manner which I was not used to. The exercises and readings in the first book have truly helped me. Being able to communicate with other people and feel comfortable in my own skin is an awesome feeling!
The first book of the Sunshine Summit Lodge’s rehabilitation program is the Therapeutic TRs Course. “TRs” are training routines. The training routines we use are comprised of drills and other practical steps which help raise the program participant’s ability to confront situations better through communication and to prepare them for their life-changing journey through the program. These “TRs” can be used throughout their everyday life long after they complete treatment and return home.