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Body Acceptance & Diet Culture – A Parent’s Guide

  In October, we celebrate Body Acceptance Week (National Eating Disorders Association) and at Sanford Behavioral Health we support NEDA. In fact, eating disorder programming has shaped the way the entire organization looks at body acceptance and meals. We know that body dissatisfaction is a risk factor in the development of an eating disorder. But […]

Team Approach to Eating Disorders – Limelight Interview

  Only two weeks ago, we announced Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders and our partnership with Gail Hall, LMSW, DCSW, CEDS-S and her talented team at CTED. In that time, we have joined forces, and given the high incidence of eating disorders co-occurring with substance use disorders, it was a natural pairing.    Providing […]

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World Mental Health – A New Survey on Wellbeing

  A new survey by Sapien Labs and The Mental Health Million Project, shows a comparison of the mental wellbeing profiles of eight countries. It also highlights differences across age and gender groups, and addresses lifestyle factors that drive mental wellbeing. The survey also includes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on worldwide mental health. […]

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Announcing! Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders

  Announcing Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders! Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers has taken the next logical step in expanding treatment services in West Michigan by partnering with Gail Hall, LMSW, DCSW, CEDS-S, and her talented team at Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders (CTED).   When somebody is ready to engage in treatment and get […]

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Announcing Anatomy of Addiction Podcast!

  It seems like everyone is creating a podcast these days. But that’s because podcasting is a wonderful way to provide information, education, and entertainment while folks are on the go. At Sanford, we take educating the community about mental health seriously. In fact, Founder, Rae Green, and other Sanford staff members are often “on […]

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Reduce your Risk of Cancer? Stop Drinking Alcohol

  By now, we have all read or heard that the pandemic has caused a surge in alcohol sales. We also know or intuit that misuse of alcohol can result in a substance use disorder. And after an overindulgence, we might begin to understand that alcohol touches and can damage every system in the body. […]

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Older Adults’ Addiction Treatment – Rae Green at U of M

  It was my pleasure to speak to the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan last week. The topic was “Alcohol and Other Substance Use Treatment and Monitoring” for a class addressing “Interpersonal Practice with Older Adults”. Higher education continues via zoom during the pandemic. And I can say that I have […]

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Age, Mental Health & Alcohol Use During COVID-19

  Two new surveys by Preventive Medicine (Volume 145, April 2021, 106422), “aimed to examine whether age modified the association of anxiety and depressive symptoms with alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic”. Almost six-thousand people in the U.S. responded to their online questionnaires.   Age, Mental Health and Alcohol Use 29% of respondents said they […]

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Eating & Substance Use Disorders – Why They Coexist

  Did you know that 50% of individuals who struggle with eating disorders also misuse alcohol or other drugs? This is a rate 5 times higher than the general population.  Similarly, 35% of individuals who misused or were dependent on alcohol or drugs have also had eating disorders – a rate 11 times higher than […]

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Mrs. D- From New Zealand with Love

  One of the positives from the 2020 social distancing mandates was the development of new technology for making connections. Video conferencing tools made it possible to commune with far flung loved ones. And in the case of Sanford and Lotta Dann (known to many as Mrs. D), Zoom made it possible to “meet in […]

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