What are the Signs and Symptoms of Addiction?
We get phone calls all the time from people who are confused by a complicated behavioral health system; they need answers to their questions. Does my loved one need treatment? Do I need treatment? How do we determine the level of care that is appropriate? What are the signs and symptoms of addiction? How […]
Drive Right In – How to Navigate Your Eating Disorder at Family Gatherings with Dr. Anna Flores
Family gatherings can be challenging to those in eating disorder recovery. Especially during the holidays. Today on the Anatomy of Addiction podcast, we interview Dr. Anna Flores. Dr. Flores is a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition on staff at Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders. She gives us valuable tips on managing eating disorder recovery […]
Focus: First Responders – New Podcast for Sanford
How do first responders manage the stress of the job? In a new podcast, Focus: First Responders, host Matthew VanLiere explores the mental health issues associated with being first on the scene to face challenging, dangerous, and exhausting situations. Matt comes by the subject naturally, as a 29-year veteran of the Ottaway County, Michigan […]
Can Exercise and Healthy Eating Go Too Far?
Today on the podcast we talk to Sanford Behavioral Health’s Gail Hall, LMSW, DCSW, CEDS-S about orthorexia and other eating disorders. Gail, who has been treating eating disorders for over 30 years, says exercise and healthy eating can present a problem when the individual becomes obsessed with eating clean. Also, the compulsion to exercise […]
Together 4 Mental Health – KIPU Health Interview
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is #together4mentalhealth. It’s a great theme for us, because at Sanford we value our business relationships. We also value the mental health of our patients and staff. And we know that one of the key components in mental wellness is community involvement. Together […]
Soul Hunger, Eating Disorders and a Historic ED Treatment Center
Residential Eating Disorders Multidisciplinary Team On the Anatomy of Addiction Podcast, I had the opportunity to interview two members of the residential eating disorder team. Dr. Anna Flores and Erin Carrigan, MA, LLPC, LPCC, are both transplants to Michigan. They moved here to help build the residential eating disorder treatment center at Sanford. Sanford […]
Partnerships in Behavioral Health! The Kipu Health Interview
Today on the Anatomy of Addiction podcast, Alec Green, Sanford Managing Director is the guest host. He interviews Lester Toledo, VP Client Success, Kipu Health at Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus. Kipu provides cloud-based solutions from electronic health records to patient engagement and billing for addiction and behavioral health treatment facilities. It was […]
What to Expect When You Call a Treatment Center – Anatomy of Addiction Podcast
Have you ever wondered what happens when you call an addiction, eating disorder or mental health treatment center to ask for help? Who answers the phone? What questions do they ask you? What should you have available? Do you have the telephone jitters, but just want to talk to someone about entering a mental […]
Anatomy of Addiction Podcast – What is Recovery?
“Recovery” is a word we hear a lot in the mental health field. Recovery is what all those with mental health and substance use disorders strive for. But what is recovery? And how has the definition of recovery changed over the years? What is Recovery? Recovery is a process of change through which […]
Demi Lovato, Diet Culture & Eating Disorders
Demi Lovato spoke out recently on social media about eating disorders. They have long been open about their personal struggles. Demi said it could be dangerous to comment on a person’s weight, even as a compliment. In the fast-paced world of Instagram stories, the post has likely disappeared from Demi’s feed. But at Sanford, […]