Jean-Luc Neptune

Imagining Addiction: Your Cell Phone

What if I asked you to drop your phone in the mailbox and send it to me? It’s a big ask, isn’t it?  We’ve become reliant on phones for years, habitually checking for new messages and reading updated news, and now here I am, telling you to give it up.

“Coping With Addiction in the Workplace & Community” Sponsored By Edison (NJ) Chamber Of Commerce

Zoom Panel

On October 27th Dr. Neptune presented on a Zoom panel titled “Coping with Addiction in the Workplace and Community” sponsored by the Edison (NJ) Chamber of Commerce. On the call we had: Councilman Joe Coyle (Edison, NJ), Dr. Bonnie Nolan (Coordinator of Addiction Services in Woodbridge Township), Mayor Jonathan Busch (Metuchen, NJ), Eric Morrell, Esq (Treatment Advocate and Attorney), and Captain Ken Schreck (Edison, NJ Police Department). Thanks to the Chamber team (Joe Coyle, Maya Nichols, Holly Onorato) for organizing a very informative and well-run event!

Introducing Suntra Modern Recovery

Thumbs Up For Suntra Modern Recovery Announcement

With this blog post I’m excited to announce the “official” launch of our new venture, Suntra Modern Recovery (www.hellonsuntra.com), a personalized recovery solution for people dealing with substance use disorders featuring expert medical doctors, home-based and virtual visits, and research-proven recovery medications. The United States is in the midst of a large and long-running drug epidemic.  About 10% of the population struggles with a substance use disorder, and of that, only 10% are receiving treatment.  The dominant model for addiction treatment, 28-day residential treatment (i.e. “going to rehab”), doesn’t work for many people.  Two-thirds of people who go to residential treatment will require more treatment in the future, and only 20% of people who are discharged from residential treatment are sober 5 years later. The 28-day residential treatment approach is also problematic due to very high costs (as much as $40,000 per treatment episode, often coming completely out of pocket), required time away from work and family, and the stigma associated with going to treatment.  People need a solution that allows them to receive care in a more convenient and discrete setting, that’s more in the context of their real lives, and allows them to maintain their work and family… Read More »Introducing Suntra Modern Recovery