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Expanding Outpatient Services – Meeting Community Needs

  With growth comes change, and at Sanford Behavioral Health we have experienced quiet, steady growth since 2015 by listening to the needs of the community we serve. In fact, we are ready for change with flexible physical spaces and expanding outpatient and telehealth programs for eating disorder (ED), substance use disorder (SUD), and mental […]

The Rise of Orthorexia – Healthy Eating on Steroids

  Orthorexia is a variation of anorexia nervosa which presents as an obsessional desire to eat only “healthy” or “clean” foods and a preoccupation with exercise. Although the initial presentation may be different from traditional anorexia, the core issue – an unhealthy fear of weight gain – is the same.   “Adolescents are a nutritionally […]

Announcing Sanford In-Network with BCBS and BCN for Detox Treatment

  [Grand Rapids, Michigan 06/09/22] – As part of its full continuum of care, Sanford Behavioral Health provides medical detox treatment for our patients. We are proud to announce we are now in-network with BCBS and BCN for detox services. According to the Milliman Research Report (August 13, 2020), 23% of adults 18 or over […]

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Filling the Gaps in Eating Disorder Treatment – Limelight Interview

  Since March 2020, the National Eating Disorders Association helpline has had a 40% increase in overall call volume. And contrary to popular belief, eating disorders can occur in individuals of all ages, genders, and body types. Because of the prevalence or eating disorders, there is a scarcity of treatment options available. At Sanford Comprehensive […]

Steven Tyler Long-Term Recovery Relapse – Why Does it Happen?

  In a series of articles, we heard last week that rock band Aerosmith have cancelled the first two months of their Los Vegas residency. The reason cited is that front-man, Steven Tyler, checked himself into rehab after more than a decade of sobriety. The star is said to have relapsed after taking pain medication […]

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 […]

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Addiction Treatment for Men – Privacy, Comfort, Healing

  Beds Available Now! Sanford House at John Street is a residential addiction treatment facility for adult men in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Its massive stone walls and a river rock foundation exemplify strength; the home itself is a metaphor to the life-changing work taking place within its walls. Further, the bedrooms at John Street have […]

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Studies Show 75% of Individuals With Addiction Recover

  In a world of doom and gloom news, addiction from drugs and alcohol gets its share of bad press. The CDC reported more than 100,000 overdose deaths from April 2020 to April 2021. This is the single highest death toll recorded in a 12-month period. We also hear about the tsunami of increased alcohol […]

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Mindfulness in Recovery – I’m a Believer!

  Mindfulness seems to be “the latest and the greatest” self-help tool in the mental health toolbox. I am reminded of my past take on exercise and physical health. When both concepts, exercise and mindfulness, were first introduced as recovery tools, I was skeptical! Now, I’m a huge believer in the strength of both these […]

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Understanding Relapse: Virtual FAN Forum

  Understanding Relapse: A New Perspective and Guide Monday, December 13, 2021 7PM (EST) FAN Virtual Forum ZOOM Webinar Like any other chronic condition, substance use disorder (SUD) or addiction, is a relapsing disease. Just as those with diabetes may have a relapse of their symptoms, people in recovery may also return to using drugs […]