Wonderful Winter/Holiday Recovery – the Best of Excursions

spirited For those of us who live in Michigan, the snow in early November this year was a disappointment (at first). It did a number on our autumn color tour adventures. And the yellow and orange trees dusted with white were a bit disorienting. But the melancholy we feel when the leaves begin to change […]

Sanford’s Rae Green in MiBiz Article on Michigan’s Opioid Crisis

Thanks to Andy Balaskovitz and MiBiz for this insightful article on the state of Michigan’s opioid crisis. At Sanford we are actively reaching out to individuals and organizations across Michigan, providing education, prevention, treatment and reintegration plans to employers who seek to proactively address addiction in the workplace and beyond.   The Red Project and […]

Rae Green & Sanford are the Talk of the Town (WOOD Radio)

  Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers Founder, Rae Green, talks to Phil Tower of Wood Radio about the “misconceptions” of addiction and addiction treatment. Rae also talks about Sanford’s approach to Real Life Recovery and how family plays a big role in long-term positive outcomes.   Phil Tower: Talk about Sanford – why are you different […]

Opinion Rae Green: Funding for Opioid Crisis Not Enough

Recent headlines, including  an article in Crain’s Detroit Business reported that Michigan will receive about $35 million in new federal funding this year through the State Opioid Response Grant. Funding is being provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to “track opioid deaths and […]

Alec Green’s Speech at the I Understand Five-Year Celebration

September 25, 2019 marked the five year anniversary of I Understand (love heals) with a Celebration Dinner for 400 at Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I Understand is a non-profit organization that offers compassionate comfort to those affected by suicide and mental illness. They are also working to erase the  […]

Outpatient Clinical Management – Limelight Interview

There is a consistent “vibe” in the Sanford Outpatient Center. It seems to come from the obvious camaraderie between management, therapists, administrative staff and Sanford clients. The air is light, bright and somehow expectant. It’s friendly. People smile – there is always an exchange over the coffee pot. Are you going to the meeting at […]

Awesome Michigan Recovery – Best of Excursions!

  One of Sanford’s therapists, Ali S. Kitchen, said it best, “Michiganders have always been my favorite group of people for many reasons. I love the way Michiganders love their state.” And what a marvelous state to be in recovery! Especially in the summer. The gorgeous fresh produce (even with a short growing season) improves […]

Awesome Michigan recovery sunset

Continuum of Care: Early Recovery & Relapse Prevention

Continuum of care is a cohesive system of care that guides and tracks Sanford clients through all levels of treatment intensity. At Sanford, we recognize the importance of a long-term continuum of treatment programs, classes and resources. The therapeutic alliance between client and counselor is vital. And our clients respond best to treatment when they […]

Changing it Up This Summer – Best of Excursions Magazine

  Are you making some changes to your lifestyle this summer? Starting a more rigorous exercise routine? Or experiencing the joys and complications of early recovery? Maybe the long summer days (and nights) have you thinking it’s time to change it up. Exploring all the things you like to do other than indulge in addictive substances. […]

When is Self-Disclosure Appropriate in Recovery Support?

For a host of good reasons, addiction treatment centers hire, educate and promote some employees who are in long-term recovery. This hiring practice fosters an accepting environment. And hiring those in long-term recovery helps to end stigma in the workplace. When Self-Disclosure Serves as a Template Clients at a treatment facility may view employees in […]