How a Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder Happens

By Sanford Behavioral Health | June 19, 2024
man with glasses holds his head while he listens to his therapist explain substance-induced anxiety disorder

Substance-induced anxiety disorder is a mental health condition characterized by symptoms of anxiety directly caused by the misuse of drugs, alcohol, or medication. Understanding the intricate relationship between substance use and the development of anxiety disorders is paramount for effective treatment and recovery. At Sanford Behavioral Health in Michigan, we specialize in providing comprehensive mental […]

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Alcohol Use Disorder

By Sanford Behavioral Health | June 12, 2024
a woman patient sits on a couch and talks to her therapist sitting across from her about the benefits of mat for alcohol use disorder

If you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol use disorder (AUD), it’s important to know you’re not alone. Millions of people worldwide struggle with this condition. The good news is that effective treatments, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT), are available. MAT for alcohol use disorder involves using medications in combination with therapy and support […]

The Link Between Depression and Eating Disorders

By Sanford Behavioral Health | June 5, 2024
a woman sits in a chair and looks out the window thinking about the connection between depression and eating disorders

Note to reader: This blog contains discussions about suicide, which might be disturbing or triggering for some readers. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, we urge you to seek professional help immediately or contact a crisis hotline in your area. Depression can be a debilitating mental health condition that affects […]

8 Positive Affirmations for Eating Disorder Recovery

By Sanford Behavioral Health | May 22, 2024
a woman smiles while standing outside in the sun after she did her daily eating disorder affirmations

Eating disorder affirmations can be a powerful tool in the journey to recovery. These positive statements can help reframe negative thoughts and promote self-love and acceptance. Sanford Behavioral Health understands the importance of affirmations of eating disorders in your everyday routine. Our patients in our eating disorder treatment in Michigan learn how to incorporate affirmations […]

Isolation and Addiction: 3 Big Reasons Folks with SUDs Isolate

By Sanford Behavioral Health | May 17, 2024
a person stands on a rock near water during sunset and thinks about the connection between loneliness and addiction

The increasing issue of feeling lonely despite numerous ways to stay connected to society can often lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as turning to alcohol to alleviate loneliness. This doesn’t just worsen the issue but also increases the risk of addiction. Loneliness is a complex emotion that can lead to a variety of negative consequences. […]

Is Suboxone Buprenorphine?

By Sanford Behavioral Health | May 15, 2024
a patient and her therapist sit on a couch as the patient asks is suboxone buprenorphine and the doctor takes notes and answers her question

The opioid crisis continues to be a significant public health challenge across the world, with a marked increase in opioid misuse and related overdoses over the past decades. In response, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) has emerged as a critical component in the fight against opioid addiction, offering a scientifically backed avenue for those seeking recovery. MAT […]

How to Help a Depressed Partner

By Sanford Behavioral Health | May 8, 2024
two women sit on a couch together and are discussing how to help a depressed partner

Are you wondering how to help a depressed partner? It can be challenging to know what to do when someone you love is struggling with depression. Depression is a serious mental health condition that affects millions of people around the world. Recognizing the signs of depression and how to support a depressed partner, you can […]

Is Anorexia a Mental Health Disorder?

By Sanford Behavioral Health | May 1, 2024
a woman and a therapist sit together on a couch and the woman patient asks is anorexia a mental health disorder

If you have asked, “Is anorexia a mental health disorder?” The answer is yes. Anorexia nervosa represents one of the most challenging mental health conditions. This condition is characterized by an obsessive fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image, leading to severe dietary restrictions and weight loss. Addressing the question of whether anorexia […]

What Are the Physical Signs of Not Eating Enough?

By Sanford Behavioral Health | April 17, 2024
woman with glasses and short hair sits on a couch and asks what are the physical signs of not eating enough when talking to a person sitting across from her

Nutrition plays a pivotal role in maintaining not only the physical well-being of an individual but also their mental and emotional health. Adequate intake of nutrients is essential for the body to function optimally, sustaining growth, repair, and overall vitality. A crucial question that can often emerge is, “What are the physical signs of not […]

How Are Lanugo and Anorexia Linked?

By Sanford Behavioral Health | April 10, 2024
a man sits on a couch and asks the medical professional about how lanugo and anorexia are linked

Anorexia nervosa, often referred to simply as anorexia, is a complex and potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image, leading to severe food restriction and excessive weight loss. Among the many physical manifestations of this condition, the development of lanugo—fine, soft hair on the face […]