Adam Banks interview on “A New Way” with Aynisa Leonardo
The Suntra founder talks about addiction, Navigating Recovery, and life as an interventionist.
On the latest episode of the podcast A New Way with Aynisa Leonardo, Adam Banks discusses his new book, Navigating Recovery Ground School. The book draws on Banks’ experiences as a “functional alcoholic” while working as a commercial airline pilot, and how his addiction spiraled out of control after the events of 9/11. While Banks’ experiences are unique—even incredible, at times—the emotions behind his story are familiar to anyone that’s battled with substance use.
More about Adam Banks and Suntra Modern Recovery
Adam Banks is the founder of Suntra Modern Recovery, and a certified recovery coach and interventionist that’s helped hundreds of men and women who are suffering because of addiction. Suntra Modern Recovery offers concierge addiction services, including addiction medicine, psychiatric counseling, family counseling, case management, and more.
I am 13 years sober. But when I talk to people starting their recovery journey, they’re often surprised that I still attend 12-step meetings. “See! If you still HAVE to go to meetings, it doesn’t work!” they insist. To which I respond, “I CHOOSE to attend meetings BECAUSE it works.” AA has helped millions of people get...
e external things that defined me had disappeared into thin air.
Feeling insignificant, invisible, and disposable, I began to sink into a deep depression. With no friends, no passion, no sense of purpose, I no longer had a reason to get out of bed. No reason to live.