Summer at Sanford House…

gardening therapy

Yellow day lilies…

 

The flowers are blooming at Sanford House! We brought in some beautiful blossoms for the summer and with the help of our women residents, they are flourishing. There is something about getting your hands in the earth that revitalizes… Every morning, someone goes out to tend the garden. The cool, early hours and bright, energetic colors are therapeutic.

 

We planted kitchen herbs, tomato and squash and they will be excellent additions to our delicious meals (talk about farm-to-fork freshness…). Recovery is all about growth, developing new interests and rekindling those pastimes that have become dormant over the long, cold “winter”. Gardening is the perfect metaphor for rebirth and recovery, so dig in

 

 

gardening therapy

Cherry tomatoes for the salad…

 

 

summer addiction recovery

Summer growth in recovery…

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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.