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Oregon Decriminalizes Drug Possession – WZZM13 Interview

  Thanks to Alana Holland and WZZM13 News for their informed interview with Sanford Founder, Rae Green regarding Oregon’s Measure 110. After Tuesday’s election, Oregon will be the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize drug possession. Oregon Measure 110, Drug Decriminalization and Addiction Treatment Initiative (2020), will make personal non-commercial possession of a controlled […]

RIP Santino – Beloved Pet and Trusted Therapy Dog

It is with a heavy heart that we announce Santino, beloved pet and Sanford therapy dog, has died. Santino touched many lives at Sanford. Often, our clients responded to Santino before they were prepared to respond to people. And communing with Santino was a first step in their re-connection to family and friends. Jacqueline Green […]

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Intentional Clinician Podcast – Addiction Treatment 2020

  Thanks to Paul Krauss and The Intentional Clinician podcast  for his in-depth interview. During this episode, Paul got three different perspectives on the impact of the pandemic on addiction treatment and substance use from three  Sanford professionals. The conversation covered anxiety and distancing in recovery, the rise in drug/alcohol use, how Sanford is addressing […]

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Outpatient Addiction Treatment – Limelight Interview

  Sanford’s Outpatient Center is abuzz with activity during the pandemic, and outpatient clients are all in groups via telehealth. But even though our programs are being conducted virtually, the administration, assessments, medical monitoring, confidentiality requirements, and stringent standards are still in place. And our outpatient therapists are experiencing the some of the same difficulties […]

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Opioid Overdoses in Michigan – Bridge Interview

Thank you to Bridge Michigan, and reporter, Robin Erb, for including Sanford in her informed article on the state of opioid overdoes 2020. The article provides state data and reports from county medical examiners, showing a rise in opioid-related overdoses and deaths in Michigan.   Why the Rise in Opioid-Related Overdoses? It is understandable that […]

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Men’s Addiction Treatment – The Limelight Interview

Sanford House at John Street for Men is a comfortable place. When you walk in it feels good – friendly. And the clients say they are establishing, in their words, a “brotherhood” while in treatment. With a strong alumni organization, our clients can, and do, form lifelong friendships. The subject of our interview, Drew Martini […]

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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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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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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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