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Surge in Overdose Deaths Increased by Pandemic

  Preliminary data released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  show the highest overdose death toll since the 1990s, when the opioid epidemic began. According to preliminary federal data, there was a 29 percent increase in deaths from overdoses during the period between October 2019 to September 2020, compared with […]

Meijer Brain Health Minute with Sanford Founder, David Green

  April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. The National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month each year to increase understanding of the causes and treatment of alcohol use disorders. Alcoholism is a significant public health problem in the United States.   The theme this year is “Changing Attitudes: It’s not […]

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Women’s Addiction Treatment – Take the Tour

  Sanford House at Cherry Street for Women is a residential treatment facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Founders, David and Rae Green, recognized the need for gender specific addiction treatment in 2014. To this end, they restored a historic home in Heritage Hill to serve as their base. And since that time, Sanford House at […]

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Team Approach to Eating Disorders – Limelight Interview

  Only two weeks ago, we announced Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders and our partnership with Gail Hall, LMSW, DCSW, CEDS-S and her talented team at CTED. In that time, we have joined forces, and given the high incidence of eating disorders co-occurring with substance use disorders, it was a natural pairing.    Providing […]

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World Mental Health – A New Survey on Wellbeing

  A new survey by Sapien Labs and The Mental Health Million Project, shows a comparison of the mental wellbeing profiles of eight countries. It also highlights differences across age and gender groups, and addresses lifestyle factors that drive mental wellbeing. The survey also includes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on worldwide mental health. […]

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Anatomy of Addiction Episode 1: Brain Science (101)

  We are inundated with information about the rise in alcohol sales during the pandemic. The opioid epidemic and drug overdose deaths are headline news. Likewise, there is breaking news daily about the co-occurrence of substance use disorders and anxiety.   Brain Science 101 But what exactly is addiction? How do you know if you […]

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Announcing! Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders

  Announcing Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders! Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers has taken the next logical step in expanding treatment services in West Michigan by partnering with Gail Hall, LMSW, DCSW, CEDS-S, and her talented team at Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders (CTED).   When somebody is ready to engage in treatment and get […]

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Reduce your Risk of Cancer? Stop Drinking Alcohol

  By now, we have all read or heard that the pandemic has caused a surge in alcohol sales. We also know or intuit that misuse of alcohol can result in a substance use disorder. And after an overindulgence, we might begin to understand that alcohol touches and can damage every system in the body. […]

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Age, Mental Health & Alcohol Use During COVID-19

  Two new surveys by Preventive Medicine (Volume 145, April 2021, 106422), “aimed to examine whether age modified the association of anxiety and depressive symptoms with alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic”. Almost six-thousand people in the U.S. responded to their online questionnaires.   Age, Mental Health and Alcohol Use 29% of respondents said they […]

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Love, Positivity & Mindfulness: Best of Excursions!

  Let’s face it, times have been tough recently. And although we are beginning to see a light at the end of a long pandemic, we still need a dose of self-care to keep our spirits up. You have to practice positivity and remember to love yourself. Even when the going gets bumpy.   Love, […]

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