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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 […]

Families Recovering Together Against Addiction

The family program at Sanford Behavioral Health was created to include our patients and their loved ones in the treatment process and beyond. At Sanford Behavioral Health, family involvement is crucial to a healthy, long-term recovery. And during this time, we are offering our family programs on virtual platforms. Our recovering together program is focused […]

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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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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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Art Therapy: It’s Not What You Think

Art therapy has always been a part of Sanford Behavioral Health’s programming. One of the tenants of art therapists is to ask a group to “show me.” Of course, when asking someone to “show” something, they are asking them to show themselves. Sanford embraces creative expression as a viable and effective framework for treatment.  Because […]

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10 Tips for a Sober Holiday

My family has a legend we talk about from my non-sober holidays past. It’s about the time “Mom,” with a bottle of chardonnay coursing through her system, put hot stuffing into a Pyrex bowl. And while the rest of the Thanksgiving meal was sliced, mashed, and dolloped into serving dishes, I attempted to keep the […]

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What’s the Connection of ADHD and Substance Use?

Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to use substances as a way to cope with their symptoms, such as impulsivity and hyperactivity. There is also some evidence that ADHD medications may reduce the risk of developing problematic substance use behaviors, making ADHD treatment a critical part of preventing or managing substance use in […]

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5 Benefits of Residential Detox Treatment

There can be many benefits of residential detox treatment, including increased comfort and safety, specialized medical care and support, and the opportunity to focus solely on recovery without the distractions or temptations of everyday life. Residential detox treatment provides a supportive environment where you can focus on healing from your substance use disorder while also […]

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