Addiction Treatment

You are not alone on this journey.

Addiction is a treatable, chronic medical condition involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. People with addiction use substances or engage in compulsive behaviors and often continue despite harmful consequences. Recovery from addiction is possible. Many people recover and lead fulfilling lives (roughly 22.3 million Americans).


A medical and psychiatric assessment is the first step to treatment. Then, each individual undergoes a thorough medical and psychiatric examination to confirm a diagnosis and develop an individualized treatment plan.

Assessments identify the location of care within Sanford Behavioral Health's campus. They also determine the appropriate level of care, current physical and mental health symptoms, life issues, medical and mental health treatment history, substance use history, family dynamics, trauma history, presence of risk to self or others, and more.

At Sanford Behavioral Health, our experts offer comprehensive, individualized treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions. We understand that addiction is a complex disease, and our integrated approach helps individuals make lasting changes to support long-term sobriety and overall wellbeing. For more information about our addiction treatment programs, contact our team at 616.202.3326. We can help you find a suitable program for you in one of our comfortable facilities.

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Addiction can strip away all the things that make a person who they are.

What Is Addiction?

The condition of addiction manifests in many ways, creating unhealthy functioning patterns. Missed appointments, social incidences, and broken promises are hallmarks of alcohol and drug dependence. Health and relationships are also negatively impacted. In addition, there are often legal issues or the threat of incarceration to deal with.

When you struggle with this disease, you can feel immense guilt, shame, or hopelessness about your substance use. At Sanford Behavioral Health, you and your family will learn about the disease of addiction and begin to heal together. You are not alone on this journey. Sanford Behavioral Health offers addiction and co-occurring disorder treatment at all levels of care, with medication-assisted treatment (MAT) available. This includes medically monitored detox, outpatient, and withdrawal management support to our patients with in-person and telehealth options.

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Comfortable, safe spaces - Sanford West SUD Co-Occurring bedroom

Why Choose Sanford Behavioral Health for Your Addiction Recovery?

Our treatment centers at Sanford Behavioral Health offer care that meets your needs, whether residential, outpatient, or partial hospitalization treatment. Our team of licensed and certified professionals includes psychiatrists, primary therapists, addiction counselors, and specialty therapists who offer individualized treatment plans to meet your goals for recovery.

Sanford Behavioral Health is uniquely positioned in Michigan and beyond to provide a full continuum of clinical, psychiatric, and medical services. Our modalities are based on neuroscience and guided by best practices and protocols established by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

Our addiction treatment programs and services include:

Our team of compassionate professionals is committed to helping individuals and families restore hope and regain control.

Comfortable and Safe Facilities

All our facilities are comfortable, non-bureaucratic, and beautiful. They do not look or feel like hospitals, although they provide high-level medical care. A calming environment can help reduce stress, encourage self-care, and aid healing. Our science-based programs also incorporate a 12-step methodology, whole-body wellness, and the family's vital role in its treatment approach.

Our Addiction Treatment Team


Psychiatrist-led medical services with 24-hour support for all residential patients. All levels of care include on-site supervision by medical doctors with specialties in psychiatry or addictionology, advanced practice providers, registered nurses, registered dietitians, and certified recreational therapists.


In addition, the Sanford clinical director leads our clinical teams. Teams comprise master’s level or higher licensed social workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists. In addition, registered dietitians support the clinical team with regular individual, group, and family support and education. And case managers are assigned to each patient, ensuring proper communication and transitions to other levels of care and ancillary services.


Upon admission to every Sanford program, we provide a complete physical examination and assessment. We also monitor vitals and physiological symptoms, recommend and treat co-occurring physiological and psychological symptoms associated with the primary diagnosis, and manage medication. In addition, an assessment will determine which location within the Sanford Campus an individual will be assigned.

Substance Addictions We Treat

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Drinking alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways. Alcohol use can lead to mood, behavior, thinking, memory, and coordination changes. The use of alcohol reduces the function of behavioral inhibitory centers in the cerebral cortex, which makes a person feel less inhibited.

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Opioids and Opiates

Commonly prescribed to treat pain, opioids include heroin and medications such as hydrocodone, Oxycontin, and Vicodin. These substances cause severe physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms that often require medically aided assistance to discontinue.

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Marijuana is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs. Problem users may rely on the substance to combat feelings of anxiety and depression.

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Sedatives dangerously slow breathing and heart rate when misused. They also interfere with memory and decision-making.

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Stimulant medications disrupt normal communication between brain cells. Stimulants flood the brain with dopamine, contributing to their highly addictive nature.

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Inhalants are those substances consumed through inhalation and momentarily slow brain activity. Household substances such as cleaning fluids and paint thinner are potential inhalants.

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Synthetic Drugs

Synthetic drugs contain fabricated materials and often contain ingredients unknown to users, and the results are often unpredictable.

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Hallucinogens are a wide-ranging group of drugs that alter a person’s awareness of their surroundings, thoughts, and feelings.

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Addiction Treatment Programs

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Sanford West Detox Center is the first step in our full continuum of care. We provide sub-acute detox treatment for our patients. This includes medically monitored detox for acute withdrawal, withdrawal management, and outpatient support for post-acute withdrawal symptoms. At the Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus, our detox treatment center is 12 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, MI.

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Sanford Outpatient Center is at our Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus. We offer flexible, innovative, and individualized recovery programs that work with your real life. Outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs allow for the continuation of day-to-day activities while integrating effective strategies to manage recovery. Programs are conducted in person and also via telehealth.

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Sanford House at John Street for Men is a treatment center designed specifically for men in recovery. The residential and day programs create an atmosphere of camaraderie and trust. Addiction treatment is unique to every patient, so clinicians tailor their approach based on each individual's strengths and preferences.

Sanford House at Cherry Street for Women offers residential and day programs to women overcoming addiction. It is in a historic home in the heart of Grand Rapids. Our clinical and medical staff offer specialized care and follow a program accentuating each woman's inherent values and strengths.

Sanford West gender-specific addiction treatment programs provide an integrated approach for higher acuity patients with co-occurring mental health conditions or those transitioning from detox or other programs on the campus.

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Medication Managed and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Many patients who struggle with addiction also have co-occurring psychiatric conditions. This means they may experience the effects of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and drug or alcohol addiction. Sanford Behavioral Health is a certified co-occurring disorder treatment center. Our MAT program also incorporates a 12-step methodology, therapy, whole-body wellness, and family in its approach. MAT helps patients comfortably detox, and it helps to reduce drug cravings.

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Family Programs

We are proud of our robust family program, created to include our patients' loved ones during treatment and beyond. Family involvement is one of the essential components of a healthy long-term recovery. Because of this, we provide these programs at no charge.

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Learn More About Addiction Treatment in Marne, Michigan (12 minutes from Grand Rapids) at Sanford Behavioral Health

Finding an addiction treatment program suitable for you can be daunting, but we strive to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible at Sanford Behavioral Health. If you or a loved one are seeking a recovery program in Marne, Michigan, contact us at 616.202.3326 to learn more about our detox center and how we can help individuals begin their journey toward recovery.


How Much Does Treatment Cost?

Addiction treatment is an expense most individuals have never planned or budgeted for, and there are many contributing factors. The question of treatment cost does not have a simple answer; insurance coverage, financial circumstances, and treatment programs are different for each person. Sanford works with most insurance companies to utilize the best possible coverage and benefits. 616.202.3326

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