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Dear Rae: No Alcohol for the Holidays? I’m Mad!

Dear Rae: I just got an email from my aunt saying our cousin (we’ll call him Bill) is in early recovery from addiction and to support him, she is not allowing any alcohol in her house for the holidays. I have to admit it makes me mad! My aunt is always the center of our […]

Partnerships in Behavioral Health! The Kipu Health Interview

  Today on the Anatomy of Addiction podcast, Alec Green, Sanford Managing Director is the guest host. He interviews Lester Toledo, VP Client Success, Kipu Health at Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus. Kipu provides cloud-based solutions from electronic health records to patient engagement and billing for addiction and behavioral health treatment facilities.   It was […]

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Announcing Blue Care Network! Sanford Now In-Network with BCN

  Sanford Behavioral Health is proud to announce that we are now in-network with Blue Care Network of Michigan (BCN) for addiction and co-occurring disorders treatment. Blue Care Network of Michigan, is a nonprofit health maintenance organization, owned by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Founded in 1998 BCN has more than 840,000 members And […]

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Who Do You Trust? Rebuilding Connection in Family Recovery

  Our last articles focused on the dynamics impacting early recovery for the family. I thought this might be a good time to look at the role of trust and the impact of mistrust in the family recovery process. When a family loses trust, the sense of connection as a family is also lost. And […]

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Congratulations Gail Hall – 2021 Eating Disorder Advocacy Award KHF

  Congratulations to Gail Hall for being honored by the Kirsten Haglund Foundation (KHF) with their 2021 Advocacy Award! The #findingfreedom fundraiser raised funds for lifesaving eating disorder treatment scholarships and launched the foundation’s virtual transitional living program. Community, advocacy and love were apparent at an in-person gathering and zoom event in Troy, Michigan last […]

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What is Medical Detox? Anatomy of Addiction Podcast

  Today on the podcast we talk to Sanford Chief Operations Officer, Katie Vokes and Chief Clinical Officer, Jenny Selent. They define “medical detox” and talk about the criteria for entering a detox facility. Also, they give us a good idea of what it feels like to take the first step in the addiction treatment […]

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Announcing Sanford Detox Treatment!

  As part of our full continuum of care, Sanford Behavioral Health is opening Sanford Detox Treatment. Our detox treatment facility is located at the Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus, 12 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids in Marne, Michigan. Beds are available November 15, 2021.   Detox Opening November 15, 2021!   What is Detox […]

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Recovery Processing Group – Checkups for Long-Term Sobriety!

  Recovery Processing Group is available for our clients who have achieved 6 months of sobriety or more. As we stay sober longer our needs change. Gone are the days of having to learn and hone our coping skills. By the late months of the first year, we have learned many of the skills that […]

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What to Expect When You Call a Treatment Center – Anatomy of Addiction Podcast

  Have you ever wondered what happens when you call an addiction, eating disorder or mental health treatment center to ask for help? Who answers the phone? What questions do they ask you? What should you have available? Do you have the telephone jitters, but just want to talk to someone about entering a mental […]

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Flying High: Why Airports Are Triggers for Those in Recovery

  The holidays are coming, and we have begun to venture back to the friendly skies. It seems that everyone is donning a mask and getting on a plane going somewhere. For those of us in recovery, walking through a brightly lit airport has the potential to trigger memories of a high flying past. And […]

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