Why Eating Disorder Awareness Is Important

  An eating disorder can be difficult to spot but can profoundly affect a person’s physical and mental health. Knowing the types of eating disorders, getting help for yourself or someone you love, and being aware of available resources are essential for ensuring that those affected receive the proper treatment.   At Sanford Behavioral Health, […]

5 Mental Health Activities

  Mental health activities can help you to reconnect with yourself, build emotional resilience, and reduce stress. Your mental health is just as important to look after as your physical health. That’s why learning activities that help maintain your mental health and well-being are equally important. We understand the importance of mental health and treatment […]

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Residential Detox Timeline

  Residential detox treatment is an essential step in recovering from substance use. It helps individuals break their physical dependence on drugs or alcohol and start on a path of healing and wellness. The residential detox timeline can vary depending on factors like substance type, addiction severity, and underlying medical issues that may need to […]

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What Are the Long-Term Effects of Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders can significantly impact your long-term health and mental well-being, so it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. These conditions can negatively alter a person’s life, increasing their risk of serious medical complications and long-term mental health issues. If you are struggling with an eating disorder, consider contacting Sanford Behavioral Health for […]

6 Family Activities for the New Year

  The year is coming to a close, and it’s time to celebrate the arrival of a new year with family and friends. Whether you like to ring in the New Year with festive traditions or prefer quieter family activities, there are plenty of fun ways to celebrate this special occasion safely and inclusively. Are […]

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5 Signs of an Eating Disorder

An eating disorder is a serious mental health condition affecting millions of people in the United States and worldwide. Understanding the signs of an eating disorder is essential to help yourself or a loved one and access appropriate outpatient treatment options. Sanford Behavioral Health offers comprehensive outpatient treatment programs for eating disorders and can help […]

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8 Positive Affirmations for Eating Disorder Recovery

An eating disorder can be debilitating, making it difficult to recover and maintain healthy eating habits. If you are struggling with an eating disorder, some affirmations can help you on your journey to recovery. With affirmations for eating disorder recovery, you can focus on staying positive, maintaining a healthy mindset, and taking steps toward healing. […]

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How to Plan a Sober Vacation

Sober vacations can be a great way to relax and have fun without compromising your recovery from addiction. You have come a long way in your journey to sobriety, and taking time off from work or school to enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation can help you recharge your batteries and refuel your motivation to […]

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6 Strategies to Not Feel Self-Conscious

Feeling self-conscious is a common struggle, especially in social situations. It can be a feeling that is hard to shake and can sometimes be debilitating. And when you’re feeling self-conscious, it can be challenging to change your feelings. However, some strategies can help you not feel self-conscious. At Sanford Behavioral Health, we believe that self-confidence […]

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How Does Addiction Affect Family?

Addiction can significantly impact the entire family. It is important to understand how addiction affects family dynamics. Addiction can affect the family by increasing conflict and stress within the household, altering familial roles and responsibilities, and disrupting important relationships or communication between family members. Many addiction treatment programs offer family support and therapy services to […]

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