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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 […]

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 […]

Mental Health Awareness Month – 7 Ways to Do Your Part

  As the Marketing Director for Sanford Behavioral Health, I am responsible for social media outreach. Likewise, I am responsible for answering questions or responding to engagement on our various social media profiles. It shocks me when I post something about a new initiative we are launching, and along with the likes and shares I […]

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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 […]

What’s in a Name? Announcing Sanford Behavioral Health

  Rae and David Green established Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers (Sanford House) in 2015 with a ten bed women’s facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their mission was to elevate the effectiveness and availability of treatment for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders. They also sought to provide science-based programs in a hospitable setting, restoring Grand […]

Announcing Blue Care Network! Sanford Now In-Network with BCN

  Sanford Behavioral Health is proud to announce that we are now in-network with Blue Care Network of Michigan (BCN) for addiction and co-occurring disorders treatment. Blue Care Network of Michigan, is a nonprofit health maintenance organization, owned by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Founded in 1998 BCN has more than 840,000 members And […]

What is Medical Detox? Anatomy of Addiction Podcast

  Today on the podcast we talk to Sanford Chief Operations Officer, Katie Vokes and Chief Clinical Officer, Jenny Selent. They define “medical detox” and talk about the criteria for entering a detox facility. Also, they give us a good idea of what it feels like to take the first step in the addiction treatment […]

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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 […]

ADHD and Substance Use Disorders in Young Adults

Young adults with ADHD have a high prevalence of alcohol and other SUDs. Targeted outreach and interventions for this extremely vulnerable population are warranted.  Findings from a Canadian Nationally Representative Survey, Fuller-Thomas, Lewis, Agbeyaka, et al.   A new study by lead author Esme Fuller-Thomas, PhD, a professor at University of Toronto, documents the connection […]

Prioritizing Nutrition in Recovery

  When an individual begins treatment for a substance use disorder, prioritizing nutrition is not at the top of their list. The importance of nutrition often gets lost in the process of attending counseling sessions, finding local meetings, adjusting to new environments, and doing the exhausting work of forming better habits in every area of […]

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