Wood TV News – Rae Green on COVID-19 Impact on Addiction

  Thank you to, Dana Whyte, and Wood TV 8 for their excellent reporting on the COVID-19 impact on addiction and recovery. Dana and Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers Founder, Rae Green, discuss the new normal for those who rely on social and therapy groups to address addiction and recovery, and how they are managing while […]

Sheltering at Home with a Substance Misusing Loved One?

  So, all these weeks of staying at home have answered those nagging questions in the back of your mind about a loved one’s behavior changes. Your spouse, significant other, child, friend has been misusing a substance of some sort and likely has a substance use disorder (SUD).   Substance Misusing Loved One … Everyone […]

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Virtual Addiction Treatment? Pros and Cons from Therapists

  A need or problem encourages creative efforts to meet the need or solve the problem.  Plato   The cornerstone of addiction treatment has always been in-person connection and group therapy. But with the advent of COVID-19 and the stay-at-home directives, Sanford therapists have had to get inventive with Virtual Addiction Treatment.  Because now more […]


Addicted Michigan: COVID-19 Impact Rae Green Interview

Alexis Berdine has done some excellent reporting on Addicted Michigan for WWMT Channel 3 News. And recently, she talked to Sanford Founder, Rae Green, about the COVID-19 impact on addiction treatment. Also prompting this interview, was the increase in requests for help with substance use disorders (SUDs) recently. Green says that job loss, uncertainty, financial […]


Healthy Eating on a Budget

Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg … Most people think that healthy eating is expensive. That statement can be true, but it doesn’t have to be. You ABSOLUTELY CAN cook and eat well on a budget. And in the current times, it is even more important to tighten our belts! […]

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Extenuating Circumstances in Recovery – COVID-19 UK

I don’t know about you, but my mind is very easily led to catastrophe. And in light of the current extenuating circumstances and COVID-19, it all feels a little like an episode of “The Walking Dead”. Reality does remind me that this pandemic is not going to wipe out society as we know it. (Although […]

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The Sanford Library of Virtual Recovery Resources

Sanford’s use of telehealth to continue to provide virtual treatment services and support is receiving favorable reviews by many clients. Individuals who are feeling housebound and disconnected are expressing gratitude for the groups and individual services we are providing. Our clients say they look forward to telehealth sessions to connect with others and gain emotional […]

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Mindfulness, Eat, Spring, Dogs – the Best of Excursions Magazine!

We’re not going to lie, spring has sprung here in Michigan, but it’s tough to appreciate when cloistered inside. The challenge is to find the beauty in the season even when it’s not easy to be in the season. Open the windows and listen to birdsong (they are still singing). Go for an early morning […]


Dear Rae: Is My High Anxiety Threatening My Recovery?

Dear Rae: I’m home alone and scared – is my high anxiety threatening my recovery? I am reading everywhere that this difficult time is particularly hard on those of us in recovery. I am a year sober from alcohol and drugs myself, live with my boyfriend and I am really struggling with high anxiety. I’m […]


Addiction Treatment Admissions SOS – Limelight Interview

The admissions team at Sanford has always offered help to those who are struggling with substance use disorders (SUD). And they have always served as a port in the storm for individuals and their families who are looking for the right answers, facilities and programs to treat SUDs.   During this difficult time, we are […]