Family Recovery – Holiday Survival Guide 2020

Here we are, holidays 2020, and living through our second COVID-19 surge. Things are battening down again, and it remains challenging to find safe connection with others in recovery.  But there is no closing down for addictive disease progression. And there is no closure for the angst experienced by family members who love a person […]

Letting Go in Family Recovery (Happy Holidays!)

Once again it’s the holiday season with a tradition of gift giving to folks you care about!  At Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers, we care about our Excursions readers and we have one of those practical little gifts for you.   Gathering with people you love … We understand families managing substance use disorder (SUD) during […]

Addiction and Navigating the Holidays – eightWest Interview

Sanford Founder, Rae Green, sat down with eightWest host, Terri DeBoer, to talk about all things addiction, recovery and the holidays. Rae offered tips to welcome (not dread) the upcoming festivities, while maintaining recovery. Tips include establishing sober boundaries and planning ahead.   What is the most wonderful time of the year for most people […]

Dear Rae: Will Holiday Temptations Derail My Recovery?

Dear Rae: I am 92 days drug and alcohol free. How do I manage my recovery during the upcoming holiday season? There are so many temptations!  Emily Dear Emily: First, congratulations on 92 days. I am glad you’ve written to me and that you have a healthy respect for the challenges the holidays bring for […]

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