I am sober and happy; a combination of feelings I haven’t felt in a LONG time. To be honest, I can’t remember the last time I felt this way. Knowing that I can do this program and actually achieve a happy life when I go back home puts a smile on my face. I will use what I’ve learned here at Sunshine Summit Lodge to continue a happy sober life when I leave.
The power of one’s own positive thoughts can bring about changes in even the most severe addicts. Learning that your addiction is not a lifelong sentence means that you have the power to change the areas in your life and the things about yourself that you want. While strong will-power and determination are necessary in achieving a lasting recovery, they are not the only qualities needed. Sunshine Summit Lodge and the other drug rehab programs in Narconon Fresh Start’s network of treatment centers are the cornerstone of a successful recovery.
During a program participant’s time in one of their treatment programs the recovering individual will address their physical and mental addiction issues while concurrently working on and resolving the underlying problems that drove them to use drugs or alcohol. When the process is complete and the program participant is ready to graduate from the program they will have been through one of the most challenging yet rewarding process of their life. The skills they learn while in any of the Narconon Fresh Start treatment programs will serve them for years and years to come benefiting them in ways they could never realize while they were in treatment. Breaking the cycle of addiction, repairing past ethical conditions, learning to take responsibility for oneself, learning how to study more effectively and changing their perception of themselves are just some of the valuable life skills Narconon Fresh Start graduates practice and integrate into themselves while in rehab.