Addiction Treatment Basics – 217 Recovery Podcast

217 recovery podcast addiction treatment basics

Rae Green with the Grand Rapids skyline behind her – and the spire from Sanford House at John Street.


Sanford Founder and President, Rae Green, JD, LPC, CAADC, sat down with 217 Recovery Podcast host, Corey Winfield last week. They talked about the addiction treatment basics. What is addiction? And what happens to the brain when a person becomes dependent upon drugs/alcohol? They also talked about the fine art of starting “the dialogue”. Especially when talking about addiction feels like a social stumble.


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Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers

Sanford is a residential and outpatient facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, offering 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 telehealth and medication-assisted treatment.


Sanford Behavioral Health is licensed and accredited as an addiction, eating disorder, and co-occurring mental health treatment facility, serving all of Michigan and beyond. Each of Sanford’s facilities in Greater Grand Rapids is carefully and diligently crafted to create a welcoming and comforting environment. Sanford is led by a psychiatrist-led team of medical, clinical, and support personnel providing medication-assisted, evidenced-based treatment to residential, outpatient, and telehealth patients. For more information, visit