Dogs & Addiction Recovery – Sobriety’s Best Friend?

In the early days of my recovery journey, staying sober was my primary focus and it kept me busy. I had no time for a dog. In order to beat the cravings, I had to fill my time with all sorts of activities. There were meetings and talking with others in recovery to help me […]

New Year’s Resolutions – Commitment to the Process of Change

Welcome to 2020! Right now in your social circles the “buzz” is probably about New Year’s Resolutions. Did you make any? In this article I’d like to share some perspectives on how we humans make behavioral changes, like resolutions or changes in our relationships with significant others, and in our lives in general.   Resolutions […]

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David Green’s Guest Column GRBJ – Addressing Workplace Addiction

Sanford Founder, David Green writes a guest column for the Grand Rapids Business Journal, addressing addiction in the workplace. He approaches the problem from the business perspective, pointing out that substance use disorders at work create healthcare and HR challenges as well as a significant impact on the bottom line.   As employers, professionals and […]

New Day, New Year, New Video – Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers

  ‘Tis the season to be thankful. It’s also the season to look back on the previous year and forward to 2020. In 2019, the Sanford team did what they do best. We continued to provide an addiction treatment exemplar in our residential houses – Sanford House at Cherry Street for Women and Sanford House […]

Gifts from the Hiking Trail – A Life Passionately Lived

The realities of a life passionately lived … Last week, I grabbed coffee with a friend in recovery. He had returned to the US after completing Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile hike across northern Spain. Not only is this an incredible physical feat, but also one of grit, spiritual growth, and refocus. According to my […]

Sharing the Recovery Story – The WGVU News Interview

  Addiction is real in West Michigan. And WGVU Morning Show guests from Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers discuss how to handle the holiday season. Founder, Rae Green, and Sanford House at John Street for Men House Manager, Roderic Townes, join host, Shelley Irwin, to share stories and discuss recovery during this festive time of year. […]

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Letting Go in Family Recovery (Happy Holidays!)

Once again it’s the holiday season with a tradition of gift giving to folks you care about!  At Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers, we care about our Excursions readers and we have one of those practical little gifts for you.   Gathering with people you love … We understand families managing SUDs during the holiday season […]

Addiction and Navigating the Holidays – eightWest Interview

Sanford Founder Rae Green sat down with eightWest host Terri DeBoer to talk about all things addiction, recovery and the holidays. Rae offered tips to welcome (not dread) the upcoming festivities while maintaining recovery. Tips include establishing sober boundaries and planning ahead.   What is the most wonderful time of the year for most people […]

Sanford’s David Green on the Wood Radio CEO Spotlight

Sanford Founder and CEO, David Green, sat down with Wood Radio’s, Justin Barclay, yesterday in the CEO Spotlight. They talked about the tough “business” of addiction treatment, what it takes to assess and treat someone seeking help and how the disease of addiction impacts the entire family system. They also touched on the challenges and […]

Family Support Group at Sanford – Making a Connection

Here are the facts about the Sanford Family Support Group: The group is for family members and friends (F&F) of clients or former clients of Sanford. It does not matter what level of care the family member has been treated in.   Any F&F who has been through our 4-session Family Program or a previous […]