Raising the Bar on Behavioral Health – MiBiz Interview

  Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus Thanks to Mark Sanchez and MiBiz magazine for the coverage of the newest addition to Sanford Behavioral Health’s services in Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus is raising the bar on behavioral health in the state and beyond. The campus contains a Detox Center, and a […]

Binge Eating Disorder and Diet Culture

  Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is characterized by the consumption of a large amount of food in a discrete period of time. It is the most common eating disorder in the United States, and it affects people of all racial and ethnic groups. About 1.25% of adult women and 0.42% of adult men have binge […]

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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 […]

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Tour

  The purpose of residential eating disorder treatment is to provide structure, safety and accountability with 24/7 nursing and clinical support. This degree of support reduces the harmful effects of eating disorders efficiently and starts individuals on their recovery path. We understand that the needs of each person seeking treatment are unique, and we work […]

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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Expanding Outpatient Services – Meeting Community Needs

  With growth comes change, and at Sanford Behavioral Health we have experienced quiet, steady growth since 2015 by listening to the needs of the community we serve. In fact, we are ready for change with flexible physical spaces and expanding outpatient and telehealth programs for eating disorder (ED), substance use disorder (SUD), and mental […]

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Studies Show 75% of Individuals With Addiction Recover

  In a world of doom and gloom news, addiction from drugs and alcohol gets its share of bad press. The CDC reported more than 100,000 overdose deaths from April 2020 to April 2021. This is the single highest death toll recorded in a 12-month period. We also hear about the tsunami of increased alcohol […]

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The Importance of Human Connection. Pandemic’s Silver Lining?

  There is no argument – 2021 has been a tough year on our mental health. We have been challenged by the seemingly never-ending COVID pandemic. And in the behavioral health field the increase in overdoses, caused by multiple factors linked with the pandemic, resulted in more than 100,000 deaths.   Is Connection the Pandemic’s […]

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Dear Rae: No Alcohol for the Holidays? I’m Mad!

Dear Rae: I just got an email from my aunt saying our cousin (we’ll call him Bill) is in early recovery from addiction and to support him, she is not allowing any alcohol in her house for the holidays. I have to admit it makes me mad! My aunt is always the center of our […]

Working from Home – A Mental Health Battlefield

  It’s almost always an uncomfortable experience to be at the whim of something out of our control. It leaves us feeling vulnerable, hopeful, and stressed all at once. Like most others, I had anticipated this COVID-19 situation would last a few months, maybe more. As we approach the year-mark since the first few cases […]