ABOUT SANFORD HOUSE
Sanford House at Cherry Street provides a residential and outpatient treatment for adult women struggling with substance use disorder. It's among the 46.5 percent of treatment facilities in Michigan to offer specialized treatment for women. The organization also operates the nearby Sanford House at John Street, a residential facility for men.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Sanford House begins with a comprehensive medical and personal assessment. Residential programming typically lasts 30 days and includes individual, group and family therapy, as well as relapse prevention, educational sessions, and recreational activities.
Clients will also participate in 12-step meetings, in addition to holistic activities such as yoga, art therapy, and acupuncture, the latter of which is offered by only 14 percent of treatment facilities in the state.
Prior to leaving treatment, clients will have a personalized aftercare plan that includes sponsorship, meetings, and referrals. Following treatment, women may be directed to Sanford House’s standard or intensive outpatient program (IOP). In 2017, 36.8 percent of outpatient facilities in Michigan offered treatment at an IOP level.
The treatment team includes licensed professional counselors, certified addictions counselors, and licensed social workers, as well as a medical director, a nurse practitioner, and a consulting psychiatrist.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
No more than 10 clients reside at Sanford House at one time. The colonial-style house includes oak floors, a library, a living and dining room, and a full kitchen. Residents share rooms with spa-style bathrooms, and can enjoy movie nights and nearby parks during their stay. They have access to fitness options through swimming, weight training, hiking, and rock climbing.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, the two alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave Sanford House positive feedback, praising the program for its personalized and intimate nature, as well as its comfort and range of counseling options. "They have a variety of types of group therapy and take your preferences into consideration for the weekly schedule for which meetings and activities to do," Star wrote in a representative review.
Alum Allison, who rated specific metrics, awarding perfect five-star ratings for the facility's cleanliness, the staff's experience and training, and the likelihood they'd recommend the facility to others. "Very small groups and a lot of personal attention," Allison wrote.
The facility also fared well on secondary sites, where it earned an average rating of five out of five stars based on 16 Google reviews , and five out of five-star rating based on the opinions of 20 individuals on Facebook. Across both sites, former clients described the rehab as an effective and peaceful environment for recovery. "Sanford House delivers a solid treatment program in a beautiful venue. The staff is very devoted and everyone cares about your treatment experience and recovery," Judith wrote in a representative review.
Sanford House accepts some insurance plans, including Aetna, BlueCross Blue Shield, Cigna, and United Healhcare. Private pay options are also available.
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