Recovery Summit 2022 – Limelight Interview

  It is National Recovery Month, and what better time to interview representatives from St. Claire County Community Mental Health (SCCCMH). They are an organization that exemplifies the best in community mental health support and partnership. We sat down with Executive Director, Debra Johnson, and Karen Zultak, CCBHC Project Director, to talk about their 3rd […]

Recommended Reading 2022 – Dr. Flores’s Library

  One of the joys of a Michigan autumn (after shuffling through leaves and looking at color) is to settle in with a lap blanket and a good book. For those in recovery, reading can be a distraction, an escape, and even a stress and anxiety reliever. Reading a good book about another person’s experience […]

What is Recovery Awareness?

  September is Recovery Awareness Month, and at Sanford Behavioral Health, recovery is a word we hear all the time. One of the tenets of our mission is to support and educate those who are in recovery, their families and communities, but what does recovery awareness mean? The dictionary defines recovery as a return to a […]

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Establishing Boundaries in Addiction Recovery

  As the Family Program facilitator at Sanford Behavioral Health, I spend a lot of time helping loved ones with establishing boundaries. In this article we will look at how to establish healthy boundaries in family recovery. Establishing boundaries is essential to becoming effective in working with a loved one with a substance use disorder […]

Admissions to Mental Health Treatment: Limelight Interview

One of the most daunting parts of entering mental health treatment is picking up the phone to ask for help. Often, when people call, they are overwhelmed, contacting us on what might be a very bad day. But every person who calls Sanford Behavioral Health will know they are no longer alone. The Admissions team […]

Tackling 10 Relapse Triggers in Addiction Recovery

  Addiction recovery presents challenges and obstacles, especially in the early days. In fact, anyone who is trying to make a significant life change may experience relapse triggers that arise unexpectedly. A trigger is an emotional, environmental, or social situation that evokes memories of past drug or alcohol use, threatening to weaken one’s resolve. Triggers […]

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Do Alcohol Delivery Apps Feed Isolation & Addiction?

  For someone in recovery from an alcohol use disorder, there are a few simple tenets. Be careful of the people, places, and things that might cause emotional triggers. Take things one day at a time. And the one that has become a sticky wicket in the past three years: do not isolate. Isolation and alcohol […]

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Avoiding Clinician Burnout With Self-Care

  When I was a newly graduated counselor, over thirty years ago, I took my first job in an outpatient alcohol and drug treatment center. I didn’t know about clinician burnout, but I remember my feelings of anxiety upon seeing my first clients. At the time, I wondered, “What treatment modality should I apply?” I […]

The Safety Team are Sanford Ambassadors – Limelight Interview

  Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus is the newest treatment facility under the Sanford Behavioral Health umbrella. After a yearlong renovation, Sanford West is open for business! Located 12 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, in Marne, Michigan, and situated on 18 acres, Sanford West enhances and compliments the existing services at Sanford Behavioral Health. The […]

Fox 17 Interview – Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus

  Thank you to Fox 17 and reporter Marisa Oberle for taking the time to visit Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus. Sanford West, the newest addition to Sanford Behavioral Health’s facilities, is well positioned to treat high acuity patients with an integrated approach to addiction, eating disorders, mental health and medical conditions. All of Sanford’s programs are backed by a multidisciplinary team of medical and […]