Sharing the Recovery Story – The WGVU News Interview

WGVU interview

WGVU Morning Show host Shelley Irwin with Sanford Founder Rae Green and House Manager Roderic Townes


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.


We are busy this time of year…symptoms of addiction can surface at those family gatherings… There’s no wrong door to coming in to get treatment. We try to take away the fear and get those loved ones help. Telling a personal story can take the power out of a very painful narrative. Rod lives his purpose at Sanford. He shares his story in ways that are motivating for our clients. Sometimes our stories can be part of someone else’s survival guide.   Rae Green, JD, LPC, CAADC


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At Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers, we want to inspire you to find your inner grit, rekindle your interests and engage your passion. Our guiding principles include a homelike environment, individualized treatment, medication-assisted and integrated therapies, robust excursions and family involvement. The treatment programs at Sanford House at Cherry Street for Women and Sanford House at John Street for Men are gender specific to foster safety, honesty and community. People in different stages of recovery need different levels of care - Sanford Outpatient Center provides connection, education and all levels of group therapy to those who are inspired to embrace sobriety in a real life environment. Sanford Virtual Addiction Treatment provides the same evidence-based practices in the comfort and safety of home.