About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Learn more about the mission, vision and values of our foundation, and how our passion for helping individuals, families, and communities struggling with addiction has changed so many lives.

Our Mission

We are a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

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Our Vision

Together, we will overcome addiction.

Hope Has Brought Us Together

For those affected by addiction, the merging of Hazelden and the Betty Ford Center symbolizes a commitment to bring hope, healing and health to all those affected by this disease. Watch this video of Mark Mishek, President and CEO, and learn more about why we joined forces in the fight for addiction recovery.

History of the Betty Ford Center

The history of the Betty Ford Center is part of the life story of its founder, former First Lady Betty Ford.

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History of Hazelden

Founded in 1949 at a Minnesota lakeside farmhouse, Hazelden grew into one of the world's largest and most respected private not-for-profit alcohol and drug addiction treatment providers, paving the way for its 2014 merger with the Betty Ford Center.

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Your gift can change people's lives.

Patient Health Records

Get forms to help you obtain copies of your medical records or to allow us to release your health information.

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Download our Annual Report

Read the annual report of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

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Impact Report

Your donations make a life-changing impact on the lives of those who turn to us for addiction help.


The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Community Benefit Report

Take a closer look at the variety of ways we demonstrate our “be of service” value.


Visit Our Newsroom 

Keep up with the latest media coverage on our activities and on addiction treatment issues.

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Signs of addiction

7 Ways to Tell If Your Loved One Has an Addiction

Identifying an addiction in a loved one & talking about it with them. Read More >

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Ask your treatment provider important questions before signing an authorization for treatment

12 Questions to Ask Every Treatment Provider

A checklist for each alcohol and drug treatment program. Read More >