Betty Ford Center to open new outpatient facility in San Diego

San Diego, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2016)—The Betty Ford Center has signed a lease to open a new outpatient addiction treatment facility in the San Diego area.

San Diego Addiction TreatmentThe treatment center, in Del Mar Heights, will start taking patients mid-December. The Betty Ford Center is part of the renowned national nonprofit Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, which will now have 17 sites across the country.

"This expansion will enable us to provide people with the world-class care they need, right where they are, and when they need it," said Janelle Wesloh, who is serving as Interim Executive Director of the new facility. She noted the new facility will offer a full continuum of outpatient substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health services, including a teens/young adults program and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Comprehensive Opioid Response with Twelve Steps (COR-12™) protocol.

"This beautiful new location overlooking the Torrey Pines area is a wonderful addition to the Foundation's family of services," added Wesloh, who is also Executive Director of Recovery Management for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and has been with the organization for 23 years. "We will be able to help even more people access the care they need—close to home and with convenient scheduling and a strong network of community resources."

The Betty Ford Center, which has an acclaimed residential treatment facility in Rancho Mirage, now will have two outpatient facilities in Southern California. The other, in West Los Angeles, opened last year. As with all locations in the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's national system of care, insurance options are available, and financial case managers will work to ensure that individuals and families seeking treatment are able to leverage their insurance benefits.

"Our new San Diego facility will offer our state-of-the-art treatment and resources for individuals and families, and will serve as a neighborhood hub for recovery support and community education," said Wesloh, who said the new location will host a public open house on Jan. 11.

"The chronic disease of addiction demands multiple levels of care and accessible treatment that works. While our world-class, residential treatment will continue as the best option for those patients who need the highest level of care, there is a pressing demand for additional treatment options that encompass the full continuum of care. We are excited to offer proven, high-quality treatment services to the residents of San Diego and surrounding communities."

About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 17 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children's program, and is the nation's leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery. Learn more at and on Twitter @hazldnbettyford.


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