After successfully placing a newly recovering person suffering from addiction in a treatment facility after an intervention, your work with Suntra may not be over. To a certain extent, the hard work is still to come.
At Suntra, we offer more than just intervention services: we also offer family support while a loved one is undergoing treatment. We understand and have worked through many of the common problems that come up for families during treatment; we know that, most likely, your loved one is going to call sometime in the first week of treatment asking to leave. This is a common call, and we can work with you on how to handle it.
Perhaps even more importantly, while your loved one is in treatment we can work together to look at the dynamics at home that may have encouraged or enabled addiction. Often, family members have inadvertently become caught up in the cycle of addiction. The process begins slowly, without anyone realizing what’s happening, and becomes a cyclone that sweeps up other people, careers, and finances. While the patient is in treatment, the team at Suntra works with the family to set boundaries—firm lines in the sand—of what they are willing to do in the future to support the individual’s recovery, not their addiction.
We understand that a month-long rehab is just the beginning of a life in recovery. By the time treatment is over, the family must have a plan in place to support long-term recovery. We’ve worked through different options with different families, and there are many ways that this plan can look—it just has to be something that the person in recovery will stick to. The plan may include where the person will live, what programs they will attend, and any financial support they may need.
After a successful intervention ends, the family can breathe a sigh of relief. But there are many more steps to come to help the family cope, change, and shift their dynamics and way of thinking. For a family that has been dealing with a loved one’s addiction for many years, even the success of an intervention can be jarring—and so it’s especially crucial, for the person to reach long-term recovery, that there be a multidimensional, thorough aftercare plan.
Adam Banks is a certified recovery coach and interventionist at Suntra Modern Recovery. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago and built a company which United Health Care acquired. He learned his rigor and attention to detail from his career as an airline pilot, holding an ATP, the FAA’s highest license.
Suntra Modern Recovery provides medical treatment for alcohol and opiate addictions via video visit with medical doctors. Suntra’s alcohol and drug intervention services are available in New York, Long Island, and the Hamptons. Treatment for opiate and heroin addiction, including Suboxone treatment, can start today.