It’s the Simple Things in Life…

orange bike

 

This summer, it seems like everywhere we look there are reminders of a simpler time. And isn’t it great to round a corner with a group of women, laughing and talking and come upon a monument to bygone days? An old-fashioned bicycle leaned against a tree (as if its owner just went into the corner drugstore for an ice cream sundae or a soda fountain Coca-Cola). A blackboard on a cobblestone walkway touting “Fresh Flowers” for sale…

 

flower sign

 

It is the sign of a thriving city – those small surprises nestled beneath a window ledge. Those nostalgic memories of childhood in the arc of a building or a vine covered wall. Grand Rapids city-walks, with the women of Sanford House, are ideal for reminiscing, exploring, communing with new friends  and dreaming…

 

bridal

 

The juxtaposition of old and new is also a reminder that it is often best to leave the past where it belongs – in the past. Because as much as we appreciate the place from whence we’ve come, our real hope is in a new fashioned future…

 

 

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Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers 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 Addiction Treatment Centers, we want to inspire you to find your inner grit, rekindle your interests and engage your passion.