Who I am today is a direct result of the teachings within the CSTL homes, AA and without putting in substances to change me. I became totally aware of the love, compassion, and sharing of my experiences, the strength and hope to not only new arrivals but how we support each other on a daily basis; who knows better that people of "like" how to walk us thru turmoil that is just usually our perceptions anyway. Don Troutman has created something so special within CSTL that it can never really be explained. I suppose that's the way--Bill and Bob--felt when they began this AA journey themselves! I want to encourage anyone who is suffering any addiction issues to give Clean and Sober Transitional Living a try.