What Men Want (from their Addiction Treatment)

What do men want when they check in at an addiction treatment center? According to Rae Rabideau, Sanford Manager of Clinical Operations, most men enter treatment to “learn how not to relapse”. The details of their stay are not something they’ve really thought about, and the continuum of care and the future is unknown.   […]

Spring Cleaning, Spring Recovery! The Best of Excursions…

Never has the Michigan collective longed so for spring. We are tough and stoic, but there was that ice storm. And the wind, whiteouts and relentless cold. And three inches of snow put little white stocking-caps on the daffodils. Enough is enough and we are more than ready to put away the snow shoes and […]

The Role of Nurse Practitioner in Addiction Treatment: Limelight Interview

Amy Bukala (with Medical Director Dr. Dosanjh above) is not easy to pin down for an interview. She’s busy. And mobile – moving from Sanford Outpatient Center to the residential Sanford Houses, the back of her white coat flapping. As a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Amy works autonomously as well as in collaboration […]

Buyer Beware – Bad Hats in the Addiction Treatment Biz

At Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers, we believe that every person deserves to find the place from which they draw strength. We also believe that those struggling with substance use disorders and their loved ones should find appropriate treatment with ease. And that addiction treatment websites, directories and 800 number resources must provide accurate information.   […]

The Rise of Women & Alcoholism – WNEM TV5 Interviews Sanford House

  WNEM TV5 interviewed Sanford House Marketing Director Marilyn Spiller and Founder and President Rae Green  on the rise of alcoholism in women. In this comprehensive interview, Spiller shares her story – an alcohol dependence that spanned 25 years. And Rae Green, who is also an Addiction Therapist, explains why alcohol use disorders are claiming […]

Limelight: The Sanford House Therapist Interview 5

  Our clients (and their families) put their trust in the individual counselors who work with them at Sanford House and the therapists who lead the many groups they attend. These are the first significant connections our clients will make in early recovery. Our goal with the Limelight series, is to demystify addiction treatment. We want to […]

Drone’s Eye View of Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers 2019!

The New Year has begun and the Sanford team is busy inspiring our clients to find their inner grit, rekindle their interests and engage their passion for the long haul in recovery.   As always, our evidence-based treatment begins in a particular place….   And the historic homes that make up the Sanford Addiction Treatment […]

A Well Designed (Grand Rapids) Chair Can be your Friend in Rehab!

This one feels JUST right… The lobby of Grand Rapids Chair Company.   Here’s something you don’t think about when you are getting ready to enter treatment for a substance use disorder (SUD) – the chairs. But it should be on your priority list. With 6 to 8 hours of rigorous programming per day, there […]

Looking Forward to 2019! With the Best Of Excursions 2018…

  We are grateful to all the contributing writers, who graced Excursions in 2018.  And in a fleeting, online world the following three articles stood the test of time. With titles, authors and topics that continue to be searched and read over and over.   The Best of Excursions  Our goal is to bring a […]

Sanford Founder Rae Green & WZZM13: Talking to Teens About Marihuana

  Michigan is the 10th state to legalize recreational marihauna for adults over the age of 21. And yes, Michigan spells it “marihauna” – harkening back to the Marihauna Tax Act of 1937 for its chosen spelling. But an English lesson is not what our children need on the subject of marihauna, no matter how […]