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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Sanford Behavioral Health is a residential and outpatient facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sanford offers excellence in evidence-based practice models in a home-like, restorative setting. Our clinicians, supported by our medical team, focus on resolving the underlying issues that often cause substance use, such as trauma, unhealthy relationships, co-occurring disorders and isolation. Programs include both in-person and telehealth: residential, day programs, intensive outpatient, outpatient, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), education and relapse prevention classes, one-on-one and family therapy, and alumni and family support groups. At Sanford, we want to inspire you to find your inner grit, rekindle your interests and engage your passion.