Surge in Overdose Deaths Increased by Pandemic

  Preliminary data released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  show the highest overdose death toll since the 1990s, when the opioid epidemic began. According to preliminary federal data, there was a 29 percent increase in deaths from overdoses during the period between October 2019 to September 2020, compared with […]

The Role of Nurses in Addiction Treatment – Limelight

  The residential houses and outpatient facility at Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers are homelike and non-institutional for a reason. Treatment begins in a particular place, and an aesthetically pleasing environment can contribute toward reducing stress, promoting self-care, and serve as a vehicle to healing.   Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) & Medical Management However, behind the peaceful […]

Opioid Overdoses in Michigan – Bridge Interview

Thank you to Bridge Michigan, and reporter, Robin Erb, for including Sanford in her informed article on the state of opioid overdoes 2020. The article provides state data and reports from county medical examiners, showing a rise in opioid-related overdoses and deaths in Michigan.   Why the Rise in Opioid-Related Overdoses? It is understandable that […]

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? The Opioid Epidemic 2020

As we all process the torrent of information about COVID-19 and its tangents, it seems there is a scarcity of information about the Opioid Epidemic 2020. And when things are out of sight, they tend to be out of mind in this fast-paced world.   But according to a new article in The New York […]

Join Us! Healthy Boundaries for Recovery – FAN Online Forum

Thank you to Washtenaw Families Against Narcotics (WFAN) for the opportunity to present the topic: “Establishing Healthy Boundaries for Recovery” via their Online Forum, May 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers Founder, Rae Green, and Clinical Therapist, Ellen Sork, will discuss the characteristics, myths and positives of setting boundaries with a loved one […]

Unmasking the Face of Addiction – WWMT3 News Interview

Thank you to WWMT3’s Alexis Berdine for this sensitive interview of Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers House Manager Shelby Wirth. At a time when everyone is anxious and worried about the future, it is nice to hear the good news about a heroin recovery success story. And Shelby not only works in the addiction treatment field, […]