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

Crystal Meth Interventions in the Gay Community

We have watch as gay men have been becoming increasingly sick and developing more severe mental health problems and we struggled to figure out why. We must host an intervention immediately on people using this drug.

December 23, 2021|

How Does Drinking Affect Your Life?

At this point, I’m comfortable with defining myself as a former alcoholic because I know that that is just one part of who I am. I have introduced myself as such on numerous occasions; it is a commonality that I share with the other members of my support group. But I also identify with many other titles, such as father, son, pilot, recovery professional, and business partner.

December 23, 2021|

LGBTQ+ interventions and recovery meetings

Conducting successful interventions with LGBTQ+ individuals requires personal experience with the community. While the interventionist doesn’t need to be gay, they must be empathetic to the sensitive issues surrounding our identities. 

December 23, 2021|

The Week Before Treatment – After The Intervention

After a successful intervention, it is common for the identified loved one to delay the check-in process for a few days. Although work and family commitments are often cited, some people use seemingly trivial reasons, such as upcoming holidays and events, as a means of avoidance.

December 16, 2021|

Enchanted – Why Would Someone Start Using Drugs in the First Place?

I earned my first pilot’s license at 16 and I was hired to fly for an airline the week that I graduated college. From that moment on, my career path was carefully laid out before me and all I needed to do was follow it to the end. But then I didn’t. I abandoned the path.

November 21, 2021|

The Family Recovery Agreement

A recovery agreement is a positive document, encouraging long-term recovery, and outline a path to family reunification.  Prior to treatment boundaries were crossed and ultimatums yelled.  The recovery agreement reestablishes boundaries and encourages more treatment and helps to rebuild trust.

November 21, 2021|

Trudge the Road of Happy Destiny

I draw a parallel between using drugs and a ride in an amusement park. Just like a roller coaster, drugs have an exhilarating aspect, but we don’t go to the amusement park every day. We enjoy the ride and move on to the next thing; our experience becomes a memory – not a way of life.

November 6, 2021|

Adam Banks – My Story

It took me a full two years to finally “get” lasting sobriety.  I have used my sobriety as a launch pad for my life.   After I got sober, I was able to really focus on the company that I had started.  I gave a physician friend just enough money to start his own medical practice.  

November 6, 2021|

Reaching Out: The First Call for Help

The first call sets the ball in motion for a suffering person to move towards the path of recovery. From the outside looking in, a phone call may seem small, but that person may have been thinking about dialing my number for weeks, years even.

November 6, 2021|

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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