When families call into Suntra, they often ask about the success rate of our intervention services. But many people have a misconstrued understanding of what an intervention is.
In the media, it is portrayed as a volatile, one-off event wherein an individual is ambushed by their loved ones and pressured into recovery. However, at Suntra, we no longer perform confrontational interventions because we have seen how damaging they can be.
We have recognized that they are opportunities for individuals and their families to move forward together and control addiction in a healthy way.
Before we agree to an intervention, we conduct a thorough background assessment on the individual through a series of phone and/or video calls with members of their inner circle.
Our intervention process is a positive experience that allows individuals to recover through a structured program and achieve the changes they hoped for. It doesn’t happen overnight, but through a series of interactions with loved ones, professionals, and coaches.
But let’s break this down a bit more.
What exactly is an intervention?
A process that takes time. Normally, it takes 2-3 weeks to get the individual to engage in a recovery program – and that’s only the beginning. The destination is miles away. At Suntra, we monitor and engage with the person of concern and their family during that 2–3-week period to evaluate their behavior and ensure they have a successful start to recovery.
Picks up after a “no” and keeps moving forward. I always tell families that it’s good to get all the “no’s” out of the way in the beginning. Almost everyone says no to recovery at first. However, this doesn’t stop the intervention process. We pause, re-group, and try again. The show must go on!
Helps the family. At Suntra, we have conducted an innumerable number of successful interventions and helped countless families. This allows our clients to feel comfortable and rest easy knowing that there is a way forward, and they no longer have to do it alone.
Considers appropriate treatment options. Not all clients need inpatient treatment. But, if their home environment is not conducive to maintaining sobriety, an inpatient facility might be the only option. Complex mental health issues or poly-substance use might also necessitate a move to rehabilitation. Contrarily, if the person of concern is stable and dedicated to recovery, there are many outpatient options available for review.
Focuses on what happens after treatment. It is said that it’s easy to stay sober in rehab, but difficult when returning home. For that reason, the intervention process also involves creating an aftercare plan and sourcing safe living options before they are released.
Creates an affordable path of recovery. There are hundreds of treatment centers across the United States. Before recommending a path of recovery, Suntra will evaluate the client’s insurance plan and propose both treatment programs and aftercare options that best suit their needs.
Honors success and mitigates relapses. Prior to an intervention, families have dished out ultimatums and individuals have agreed to make changes. However, these commitments are often short-lived and followed by a return to use. An intervention process does not allow for empty promises; progress and regression are always documented. If sobriety is maintained, there is celebration. If there is a return to use, higher levels of care are recommended.
Considers underlying causes of addiction. People often assume that addiction is a choice. But there is no smoke without fire. Many addictions are responses to trauma, hardship, or physical pain, and serve as maladaptive coping mechanisms. By addressing the root cause, it’s more likely that the individual will agree to attend rehab, participate fully in treatment, and experience a successful recovery.
When families call into Suntra, they are often at their wit’s end. While a 30- or 90-day plan might sound like a lengthy amount of time, change begins to take shape immediately. All you need to do is take a leap a faith.
About Suntra and Adam Banks
Adam Banks is a certified interventionist and recovery coach 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.
Today Adam is dedicated to working with individuals that want to change their relationship to drinking. Families to help untangle crisis situations through a loving and inclusive approach to interventions often call Adam Banks. Adam often engages in coaching executives, pilots, and physicians in recovery.
Suntra 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. Suntra’s alcohol and drug intervention services are available locally in New York, Long Island, the Hamptons as well as nationally and internationally. Treatment for alcohol, opiate and heroin addiction, including Suboxone treatment, can start today.