Wonderful Winter/Holiday Recovery – the Best of Excursions

spirited For those of us who live in Michigan, the snow in early November this year was a disappointment (at first). It did a number on our autumn color tour adventures. And the yellow and orange trees dusted with white were a bit disorienting. But the melancholy we feel when the leaves begin to change […]

Families and SUDs – Are You Care Taking or Care Giving?

You are a family member of someone with a substance use disorder (SUD). And that special person has finally entered treatment for their SUD. You have been following all the recommended steps for family members of folks with SUDs. You’re even feeling pretty good about things now. When suddenly, it hits you. Do I really […]

Judy Garland & the Pervasive Stigma of Addiction

I went to see the movie Judy recently. There was a moment toward the end of the film when I thought to myself, Oh for God’s sake – why doesn’t she just get her act together? While a thousand ticket holders waited at a venue in London to hear her sing, Judy Garland was drinking […]

Welcoming the Sober Holidays – 10 Tips to Make them Manageable

My family has a legend we talk about from my non-sober holidays past. It’s about the time “Mom”, with a bottle of chardonnay coursing through her system, put hot stuffing into a Pyrex bowl. And while the rest of the Thanksgiving meal was sliced, mashed and dolloped into serving dishes, attempted to keep the stuffing […]

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 […]