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 […]

Powerful Allies in the Recovering Family

  In their book, STAYING SOBER, Gorski & Miller, state, “Family members can be powerful allies in preventing relapse …”  To that end, Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers offers psycho-education groups for family and friends of our clients with substance use disorders (SUDs). These groups help loved ones become powerful allies and open the door to […]

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Walking Through an Empty House/New Life in Recovery

In the span of six days, I moved house and purchased a new vehicle. I’m still rummaging through boxes for socks and toothpaste, eating off paper plates. I drive a Forester now, which may as well be a truck compared to my old subcompact. And in the midst of all of this rapid change, I’ve […]

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 […]

Women, Alcohol and the Wine Culture

  The United States is the largest wine consumer in the world, exceeding the wine-producing European countries such as Italy and France, which long dominated world markets. According to the Beverage Information Group, 52 percent of women prefer wine, as compared to 20 percent of men. Women make up 57 percent of wine buyers. Women […]

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 […]

The Human Development Project

Human development … There’s a stigma attached to seeking or receiving mental health services. Unlike receiving treatment for breast cancer or heart disease or a myriad of other body illnesses, seeking or receiving mental health services is mostly perceived as a mark of disgrace. In fact, society will often stigmatize less and accept the manifestation […]

Dear Rae: What’s a Dual Diagnosis? Is That What I Have?

Dear Rae: I am researching rehabs for my depression, and I also have a drinking problem. I keep reading about dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders. Is that what I have?  N.K.   Dear N.K. “Dual diagnosis” and “co-occurring disorders” are both terms that refer to someone who experiences a mental illness and a substance use […]

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Recovery Nutrition – The Rundown on Not Feeling Run Down

  When someone begins treatment for a substance use disorder, “recovery nutrition” is not at the top of their priority list. The importance of nutrition often gets lost in the process of attending counseling sessions, finding local meetings, adjusting to new environments, and doing the exhausting work of forming better habits in every area of […]

Control Your Controlling Behavior! Family Recovery …

  When most of us think of controlling behaviors or people who are controlling, we think of people who bully others. Folks who yell commands, behave in an overbearing manner or are just plain rude. We think of the obvious behaviors that catch our attention. In this article we focus on controlling behaviors that are […]

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