Sanford’s Rae Green in MiBiz Article on Michigan’s Opioid Crisis

Thanks to Andy Balaskovitz and MiBiz for this insightful article on the state of Michigan’s opioid crisis. At Sanford we are actively reaching out to individuals and organizations across Michigan, providing education, prevention, treatment and reintegration plans to employers who seek to proactively address addiction in the workplace and beyond.


The Red Project and Sanford House both serve on the front lines of the opioid epidemic, treating a growing number of individuals grappling with what Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has called the “greatest health crisis of our lifetime,” and which President Trump has declared a public health emergency… Sources for this MiBiz Deep Dive reporting series say one of the under-reported aspects of the crisis is how broadly opioids’ tentacles reach into society and the economy. Experts say employers can no longer afford simply to avoid the issue. Andy Balaskovitz


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Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers President Rae Green stands in the entryway of the organization’s men’s substance use treatment center in Grand Rapids’ Heritage Hill neighborhood. In recent years, the center has served a growing number of people battling opioid addiction.PHOTO: KATY BATDORFF

Michigan’s opioid crisis: How we got here and what’s at stake

BY Sunday, October 27, 2019 03:00 pm


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