Love Is Where You Find It – The Best of Excursions Magazine!

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Sometimes, love is found in places you don’t expect it to be. You round a corner and wham – it hits you like a ton of bonbons. Love is where you find it… We’ve pulled some articles on love in all its guises – Sanford House clinical director, Christine Walkons tells us that leaving your family and entering treatment can be an act of love. Founder Rae Green takes time out to share the love with the women of Sanford House – belly dancing. And Marilyn Spiller gets 50 kinds of excited about recovery…

Love Is Where You Find It…

 

blankHow Can a Woman Leave Her Family to Come Into Treatment?

How can a woman leave her family to come into treatment? This is an emotionally loaded question, often asked by family members, friends and neighbors. And most especially, by the woman herself. While the answers to the question can be varied, they may also have many similarities.   Address Feelings With Respect… Women come into [read more…]

 

 

 

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Working Hard at Recovery? Take Time Out to BELLY DANCE…

As a co-founder of Sanford House, and as an addiction counselor, I can attest that the women in our charge work hard for their recovery. Our clients at Sanford House participate in all manner of evidence based group therapy. They have rigorous individual sessions with their counselors. On any given day, they may plumb the inner-workings of their family [read more…]

 

 

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50 Things I Love About Sobriety (Don’t Even Get Me Started…)

Yes, I love just about everything associated with sobriety (even though, being a grownup can be a little difficult at times…). Let me count the ways. I love: The mornings My hair, nails and skin Having a memory Not being afraid or regretful of what I remember… The free time No bags under my [read more]

 

 

 

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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.