Coping Strategies for Substance Use Surge – WoodTV8 Interview

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The facade of Sanford House at John Street for Men

 

Thank you to WoodTV8 and, Donovan Long, for shining a positive light on substance use treatment during the pandemic. Donovan interviewed Sanford founder, Rae Green, and staff members in recovery, Shelby Kendrick and Ellen Long, in front of one of the Sanford residential facilities this week. Sanford is a residential and outpatient addiction treatment center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 

Finding your stride with virtual addiction treatment …

The theme of the interview was “coping with surges in drug and alcohol use during COVID-19”. And Sanford representatives, while acknowledging problems with isolation and disruption in routine, talked about coping strategies and “finding their stride”. For those in recovery, telehealth has been the best alternative for community outreach and programming during 2020. But safe in-person treatment is available following strict state and federal regulations and with the wearing of masks.

 

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Donovan Long and Rae Green post interview.

Isolation is really the worst enemy of this disease. Our admissions counselors are seeing desperate pleas for help, a lot of first-time callers. It’s almost become a hotline of sorts.

Rae Green, JD, LPC, CAADC, Founder and President Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers

 

For the Interview, Click the Link Below:

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Sanford Behavioral Health is a residential and outpatient facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sanford offers excellence in evidence-based practice models in a home-like, restorative setting. Our clinicians, supported by our medical team, focus on resolving the underlying issues that often cause substance use, such as trauma, unhealthy relationships, co-occurring disorders and isolation. Programs include both in-person and telehealth: residential, day programs, intensive outpatient, outpatient, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), education and relapse prevention classes, one-on-one and family therapy, and alumni and family support groups. At Sanford, we want to inspire you to find your inner grit, rekindle your interests and engage your passion.