Thoughts2022-11-06T16:30:37-05:00

Intervention: Creating a Plan with the Family

Before an intervention, we spend a lot of time with the family discussing plans, including contingency plans. Usually the simple act of putting a plan into place will offer the family a lot of relief.

April 12, 2020|

Recovery Coach: Four Reasons to Use One

lcohol. I like to think of coaching as a way to bring recovery into “real life.” Treatment centers and therapy can also be very useful, but recovery coaching is unique in that it focuses on on-the-ground problem solving for the day-to-day.

April 12, 2020|

Close to Relapse: As Prescribed by a Doctor

My injuries were so severe that my doctor put me on an opiate painkiller, which I didn’t know much about at the time. Nor did the general population: it was just before the opiate crisis became a national news story.

April 12, 2020|

12-Steps: from imperfection to perfection

I don’t know how I got to 12 years, but I do know that I stuck out going to recovery meetings; I have few that I regularly attend, week after week, year after year. My friends are in these meetings. I recognize just about everyone in attendance, and I look forward to going and catching up with them weekly.

April 10, 2020|

Aftercare: Reintegrating the Family

Returning home, after treatment, is where the rubber meets the road in recovery. Most treatment facilities have family programs where clinicians begin working with the family as soon as the patient checks in. This can be key to long-term success, for both the patient and the family.

April 10, 2020|

All I Want Is For Them to Stop Drinking

Families often want a lot more than for someone to “just stop using.” New lives take time to build. There will be ups and downs along the way, the family will need to learn to support someone in the process of changing, and the individual will need a lot of support as they take slow steps to build a new way of living.

April 2, 2020|

Close To Relapse Several Times

Over the 12 years, I have had many close calls to relapse. Alcohol is always there and it is always easy to grab a drink. However other things, like prescription drugs, have been more tempting to me. Drinking is one thing, but prescriptions seem to be more alluring to me.

March 25, 2020|

Introducing Suntra Modern Recovery

Suntra offers people with substance use disorders a flexible and adaptable recovery solution that is tailored to the individual needs of each patient, recognizing that every patient has a different story.  We offer a high touch service that delivers everything from medically supervised withdrawal (aka "detox"), to medication management with Suboxone and Vivitrol, to ongoing coaching and support. 

February 27, 2020|

Go anywhere your recovery takes you

Whether you’re at-home or away, Suntra virtual care options give our clients access to concierge recovery services from anywhere in the world. So you can go where your recovery takes you.

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