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Looking Back at Summer Joy 2019 – The Best of Excursions

  What a difference a year makes. We went back to our articles from last year at this time, when summer was a little simpler to navigate. Interestingly, summer joy and our recovery advice stood the test of time. In 2020, we still seek happiness, connection to nature, and fostering feelings of awe. And in Michigan, […]

Update: Sanford Outpatient and Virtual Treatment

The Governor issued Executive Order 2020-21, requiring all people in Michigan to “stay home and stay safe” three months ago. Since that time, Sanford has worked to provide addiction treatment for our clients under these extenuating circumstances. Our Residential Programs are available with testing, increased policies and response protocols. And we were able to pivot […]

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WGVU Morning Show – How Pets Can Improve Recovery

Pets in recovery? Clinical Therapist Ali Kitchin, author of the article, Power of Pets in Virtual Addiction Treatment, was interviewed (virtually) by the WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin. In the interview, she talks about why our furry friends can be a tool for lasting sobriety.   The power of pets is consistency. We’re all looking […]

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Humor as Therapy – The Limelight Interview

Addiction treatment has been impacted by the uncertainty and isolation of the past few months. During this time, we learned that group therapy can be conducted, with positive outcomes, via telehealth. And we also learned that glimpses of the lives and living environments of our clients and therapists during virtual treatment creates a new intimacy. […]

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Sanford Response to Social Injustice

  The point of this letter is to let you know what might seem obvious, that I, and my team support and stand for equality, fair treatment, social justice, advocacy, and access to medical and mental health resources for everyone … We not only want to promote an awareness surrounding mental health but acknowledge our […]

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Recovering Together – Sanford Family Programs Go Virtual

The Family Programs at Sanford were created to include the loved ones of our clients in the treatment process and beyond. At Sanford, we believe family involvement is a key component to a healthy, long-term recovery. And during this time, we are offering our family programs on virtual platforms.    Recovering Together The Family Program […]

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A Commitment to Recovery – The Limelight Interview

  A commitment to recovery in the time of COVID-19 means maintaining your group therapy and connection through virtual platforms. And the usual hustle and bustle of the in-person Sanford Outpatient Center has been subdued during the past three months. As we are all adjusting to the protocols and safety regulations, substance use disorders (SUD) […]

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Boundaries, New Life, Nutrition Reboot – The Best of Excursions

It’s spring and in Michigan everything is chirping, budding and flowering. It makes you feel alive, awakened after a long sleep …  We’ve been distancing for several weeks, and one of the interesting things that seems to have come from our stay-at-home charge, is determining what is essential.  So, as the world begins to open […]

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Join Us! Healthy Boundaries for Recovery – FAN Online Forum

Thank you to Washtenaw Families Against Narcotics (WFAN) for the opportunity to present the topic: “Establishing Healthy Boundaries for Recovery” via their Online Forum, May 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers Founder, Rae Green, and Clinical Therapist, Ellen Sork, will discuss the characteristics, myths and positives of setting boundaries with a loved one […]

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Wood TV News – Rae Green on COVID-19 Impact on Addiction

  Thank you to, Dana Whyte, and Wood TV 8 for their excellent reporting on the COVID-19 impact on addiction and recovery. Dana and Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers Founder, Rae Green, discuss the new normal for those who rely on social and therapy groups to address addiction and recovery, and how they are managing while […]

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