12-Steps in Addiction Treatment – Limelight Interview

  What role does the 12-steps play in addiction treatment and recovery? At Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers we incorporate AA and NA 12-step meetings into the curriculum. And because it is sometimes intimidating to go to a meeting on your own – especially when new to recovery, we load all our clients into vans and […]

Addicted Michigan – the WWMT Channel3 News Interview

Sanford House and Founder/Spokesperson Rae Green are in the news again. This time in response to WWMT Channel 3 News’ series on Addicted Michigan. Click the link or photo below for the newscast and full interview  by Alexis Berdine.   One in 10 Americans are going to become addicted to drugs or alcohol…The feature of […]

Marriage & Family Therapy in Rehab – Limelight Interview

  Clinical Therapist, Lynnel Brewster has a lot of initials after her name. And with 24 years of experience, she has worked in hospital and home settings, residential addiction treatment centers and private practice. Lynnel is a  registered nurse and a licensed professional counselor.  She also has her limited license in marriage and family therapy, […]

Addiction is a Family Disease – The Best of Excursions Magazine

  At Sanford Addiction Treatent Centers, we believe family involvement is one of the most important components for a healthy, long-term recovery. Family members can be powerful allies in the recovery process. And while a person is in treatment, it is the perfect time to involve loved ones. Quite simply, addiction is a family disease. […]

WGVU News Interview: Founder Rae Green on Addiction in West Michigan

Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers Founder Rae Green sat down with WGVU journalist Daniel Boothe. Daniel and Rae talk about the state of addiction in West Michigan and Kent County. They address: the opioid epidemic; the rise of drug and alcohol use in West Michigan since 2017; and the deemphasis of alcohol related deaths in the […]

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 […]