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Been Close to Relapse – Several Times

Been Close to Relapse

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.

Introducing Suntra Modern Recovery

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. 

Rehab and Home Detox

Rehab and Home Detox

At Suntra we focus on working with individuals that can’t easily find addiction treatment though the traditional channel of attending a 30 day in-patient treatment program.

Walking Back in The Door After Treatment

Walking Back After Treatment

For someone to successfully recover, work needs to be done in his or her daily living situations. This takes time. There is a saying that anyone can stay sober in a treatment facility. Additional time and energy must be spend on recovery on return home.

After Care for Rehabilitation – There Has to Be a Plan

Addiction short term change

A 30-day treatment program is only the beginning of recovery; the most important part of treatment is what happens when someone returns home. After care for rehabilitation is essential to the full recovery process. Maintaining sobriety in the confines of a treatment center is easy, but when someone returns home all of the stressors and triggers will still be there.  

In-Patient Treatment – Common Concerns

In-Patient Treatment - Common Concerns

I work with many people struggling from addiction, some people need to kick start their recovery and going the in-patient treatment route is often the best option for treatment but with some common concerns.  In-patient treatment or rehabilitation offers a month away from day-to-day life to detoxify in a safe environment, as well as provide patients with the mental health services necessary to start recovery.   While a 30-day program is often the recommended choice, it is also a very difficult decision to make.  Jumping out of life for 30 days is not easy, but the benefits of a strong foundation for recovery that can change behavior for a lifetime is often worth the trade off.  Time Time away is a very real concern.  Entering an inpatient rehabilitation program is essentially pausing a month (or more) of one’s life.  One might be resistant to the idea of having to be away from work or their families, however addiction takes steals time from families and from work.  People often lose several hours in a day, if not entire days, when under the influence.  Once in recovery people find that they have much more time to dedicate to passions, family, and work.  Taking… Read More »In-Patient Treatment – Common Concerns

The Sinclair Method for Safer Alcohol Consumption

The Sinclair Method utilizes a medication, called naltrexone, to help people reduce the amount of alcohol consumed. This medication helps reduce the cravings for alcohol. Unlike complete abstinence, this pharmacological approach is attractive, as it does allow the alcoholic to drink small amounts.

How Pre-flight Planning and Intervention are Related

I liken my approach to addiction interventions to that of getting an airplane ready to fly. Just as a pilot must exhaust a list of external factors in order to fly successfully, a successful intervention requires just as much forethought.