An Evening with Marilyn Spiller, Waking Up The Ghost

Author Marilyn Spiller shares honest and often humorous stories from her blog Waking Up The GhostWe are able to learn more about her journey to sobriety, and through her posts we can read her sobriety stories with a sense of humor. Marilyn writes a monthly article for Sanford House on women and addiction.


Sanford Behavioral Health is a residential and outpatient facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sanford offers excellence in evidence-based practice models in a home-like, restorative setting. Our clinicians, supported by our medical team, focus on resolving the underlying issues that often cause substance use, such as trauma, unhealthy relationships, co-occurring disorders and isolation. Programs include both in-person and telehealth: residential, day programs, intensive outpatient, outpatient, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), education and relapse prevention classes, one-on-one and family therapy, and alumni and family support groups. At Sanford, we want to inspire you to find your inner grit, rekindle your interests and engage your passion.