The Suntra Dynamic Family Recovery program and intervention will take your family though the journey of starting a path to successful recovery. Families that work together support long-term success. Each family session will have a short reading and learning objective corresponding to a bench-mark in recovery.

Suntra interventions consists of three gradually escalating levels, implemented sequentially as needed to match the level of resistance on the part of the identified loved one (ILO). The ILO is invited to participate in every stage of the process.

Day 1

Day 2

Agreement Stage

Day 3 Preparation

  • Topic:  Pre-Intervention
  • Actions: Preparation for Intervention with all concerned individual.
  • Read: Myth: They need to Hit Rock Bottom
  • Video: Stages of ChangeRaise the Bottom
  • Objective: Solid plan in place for invitational Level 1 Intervention, and course of treatment, insurance coverage and financial plan for treatment complete.

Day 4 Level 1 Intervention

Day 5 Level 1 Intervention, Part 2

If ILO is not engaged, evaluation for Level 2 or Level 3 intervention

Shift to weekly family recovery calls

Week 2

It is likely that ILO will want to leave treatment early, prepare family for second intervention

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

It is likely that ILO will not want to engage in after-care, prepare family for third intervention

Increased in intensity of family involvement around safe discharge

Week 6

  • Topic:  Opposite of Addiction is Connection
  • Objective: As the ILO becomes healthy, the family shifts from caregivers to partners in recovery.
    Video: 
    Opposite of Addiction is Connection

ILO is engaged with an aftercare plan, coaching, Breathalyzer and or drug testing, IOP, Mutual Aid meetings

Dynamic shifts from direct concern of ILO to supportive role

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

  • Topic:  Relapse Prevention / Triggers
  • Objective: Family and ILO discuss warning signs of relapse and relapse prevention techniques, as well as make a plan for potential return to use.
  • Read: Thoughts and Triggers,Family Recovery Agreement

Week 11

  • Topic:  Family Systems and the Roles we Play
  • Objective: Identify where support was given to addiction (“enabling”), and damage caused to family.
  • Read: The Roles we Play

Week 12

Week 13

  • Topic:  Steps 8, 9, 10
  • Objective: Family often wants “my apology”, how will the ILO repair damage of the past to the family.
  • Read: Steps 8, 9 10

Week 14

  • Topic:  The Promises
  • Objective: “Sometimes quickly sometime slowly” change will materialize.
  • Read: The Promises

Week 15

  • Topic:  Family Successes and Strengths
  • Objective: Highlight what the family strengths are; build on long-term recovery plan.
  • Read: Qualities of a Strong Family

Families that look at recovery as a process and dedicated time to adhere to a defined plan have high success rates.

About Suntra Modern Recovery and Adam Banks

Adam Banks is a certified interventionist at Suntra Modern Recovery. After receiving an MBA from the University of Chicago, Adam built a company that was later acquired by United Health Care. His discipline and attention to detail comes from his former career as an airline pilot, holding an ATP, the FAA’s highest license.

Today, Adam is dedicated to helping others achieve long term sobriety. His work as an interventionist has guided executives, pilots, and physicians on paths to recovery. Adam brings families together through a loving and inclusive approach.

Adam recently co-authored Navigating Recovery Ground School: 12 Lessons to Help Families Navigate Recovery. In this lesson book Adam and John Roesch walk families through the entire intervention process. Suntra also offers a free video course for families considering hosting an intervention for a family member. 

Suntra Modern Recovery provides medical treatment for alcohol and opiate addictions via video visit with medical doctors. Treatment for alcohol, opiate and heroin addiction, including Suboxone treatment, can start today. Suntra’s alcohol and drug intervention services are available locally in New York, Long Island, the Hamptons as well as nationally and internationally.

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