a person stands on a rock near water during sunset and thinks about the connection between loneliness and addiction

Isolation and Addiction: 3 Big Reasons Folks with SUDs Isolate

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. […]

How Growing Up with Alcoholic Parents Affects Children

Alcohol is a widely accessible and accepted substance. Sports events, restaurants, theatres, and even grocery stores offer this drink, and, in many circles, you may be considered weird if you decide not to drink. However, alcohol has a hidden cost: some people can begin to misuse alcohol or become addicted to it. Unfortunately, alcohol addiction […]

an adult son is hugged by his father after discussing the effects of an alcoholic parents on children

How to Help an Alcoholic Family Member

Alcohol is a widely accessible and accepted substance. Sports events, restaurants, theatres, and even grocery stores offer this drink, and, in many circles, you may be considered weird if you decide not to drink. However, alcohol has a hidden cost: some people can begin to misuse alcohol or become addicted to it. Unfortunately, alcohol addiction […]

a woman hugs her alcoholic family member while they are both outside

10 Family Therapy Activities for the Summer

At Sanford Behavioral Health, we believe that family therapy is an integral part of addiction recovery. Fortunately, summer is a great time to begin addiction treatment in general and family therapy specifically. There is a wide array of family therapy activities that are suited for the summer at our family therapy and counseling program. Many […]

a family of three goes on a bike ride on trail in the forest enjoying one of many family therapy activities

What Are the Benefits of Outpatient Detox?

  In an ideal world, when a person has an addiction to drugs or alcohol, they could take a few weeks off from their responsibilities. They could then enroll in an inpatient detox center and begin the process of recovery away from life’s temptations and triggers. However, life rarely resembles an ideal world. In most […]

a man sits and talks with group members who are listening to him talk about the benefits of outpatient detox