Most addiction treatment specialists recommend going to an inpatient treatment center for a period 30 days or more. But while inpatient treatment is successful for some, this one-size-fits-all approach to recovery doesn't work for everyone. Many people suffering from addiction graduate from an inpatient rehab facility, only to find themselves back in detox or rehab (or both) less than a year later. This creates what is referred to as the “revolving door” of recovery, resulting in a vicious cycle of dangerous relapses, emotional trauma, and expensive stays in treatment facilities.
For decades, the process of recovery suggested by the medical community has remained largely unchanged. Go to an inpatient detox facility, then attend a 30- 60- or 90-day inpatient treatment facility or rehab, followed by a few months of outpatient groups and services. At that point, many counselors and specialists say your recovery should be on solid ground...
Ketamine is an anesthetic agent that has been used in medicine for decades and has also been used as a club drug for many years. Ketamine is being studied and used in a variety of on-label and off-label settings to treat depression and there is evidence that it might have applicability in the treatment of alcohol use disorder.
In this video, Suntra CEO Dr. Jean-Luc Neptune participates in a panel for the Edison NJ Chamber of Commerce. The panel discusses how to cope with addiction in the workplace, and what we can do to help. Suntra Modern Recovery is proud to be a part of community endeavors to help people who are suffering from addiction, their families, and employers.
We've all heard the stories about Ambien. It's an often-prescribed sleep aid that can have dangerous consequences if misused. Ambien is a sedative-hypnotic drug and works by slowing down the activity of the brain, allowing people to fall asleep. But Ambien can be addictive, with some users experiencing Ambien addiction and withdrawal symptoms when trying to quit taking Ambien.
The pandemic was hard on everyone, but for people with addiction the isolation of sheltering in place presents unique challenges. In a recent post on Welcome to the Jungle blog, Suntra's Director of Recovery Services, John Roesch discusses how to manage the isolation of working from home in a post-pandemic world.
Reposted from our friends at the Is It Serious? podcast. May is mental health awareness month. Everyone deals with moments of sadness but how do you know when it's something deeper? Dr. Jean Luc Neptune and Dr. Mark Lewis normalize talking about depression and mental health and offer some useful skills and resources for dealing with sadness and depression.
In our first official Journal Club session we'll be revisiting John's interview on the HBO Max show, "Pause with Sam Jay". In season 2, episode 6, John was interviewed by comedian Sam Jay about addiction and gets to help her explore the question of "am I an alcoholic?" In this Journal Club we'll talk about the experience of being interviewed for TV and some of the key findings that came out of the discussion.
There are many pro-cannabis arguments that make sense in passing, but a closer examination shows us that these "common sense" arguments only apply to cannabis users in the middle of the bell curve. It's likely that a substantial portion of cannabis users experience minimal side effects and little to no consequences from occasional use. But unfortunately, people with addiction issues don't respond to mind-altering substances the way the average person might.
When it came time to talk about addiction and recovery, the PAUSE star reached out to our own John Roesch, Director of Recovery Services here at Suntra Modern Recovery. “I was excited about the opportunity to be interviewed by Sam J in season 2,” said Roesch. He continued, “she said that she was going to take a more introspective, personal look at issues that are important to her, and that resonated with me.”
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