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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.

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.

12-Step Program – I Worked It Out 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.

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