Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to Sponsor 5th "Recovery 2.0" Global Online Event

CENTER CITY, MINN. (June 2, 2015) —The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider, is sponsoring the free "Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction" online conference June 12-18.

The web-based event will present one-on-one, in-depth conversations between yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert Tommy Rosen and a wide variety of wellness and recovery specialists, including several Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation leaders.

"We are pleased to continue our important partnership with Tommy Rosen, one of the most energetic and thoughtful advocates for smashing stigma and embracing lifelong recovery and holistic health," said Nick Motu, vice president of the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy. "As America focuses on addressing the opioid epidemic, we are especially grateful to have some of our medical experts lend their expertise to the upcoming conference on the innovative Recovery 2.0 platform."

This will be the fifth Recovery 2.0 conference. The presenters focus primarily on the Twelve Steps; yoga; meditation; healthy relationships with people, food and money; and the identification of one's purpose and mission in life. The conference will feature four video interviews per day and is available for free to anyone in the world.

Among those Rosen interviewed for the conference are:

  • Dr. Andy Mendenhall, medical director at Hazelden in Beaverton, Ore.
  • Patrick Krill, director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Legal Professionals Program
  • Dr. Laura Moss, medical director at Hazelden in Springbrook, Ore.
  • Dr. Peter Przekop, director of the Pain Management Program at the Betty Ford Center
  • Tracey Cleantis, author of The Next Happy from Hazelden Publishing
  • Dr. Gabor Maté, renowned speaker and bestselling author
  • and many more!

"Partnering with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a huge thing for me and the entire Recovery 2.0 team and movement," said Rosen, Recovery 2.0's founder and host. "Their unparalleled experience and leading voice on treatment, education and advocacy adds great value for our thousands of conference attendees, and their support demonstrates a commitment to front-line ideas, innovation and holistic continuing care. I'm thrilled about our powerful ongoing alliance."

About Recovery 2.0
Recovery 2.0 is pioneering a holistic approach to recovery and helping to change lives by providing deeply moving talks that inspire people to approach their own recovery path in a more comprehensive manner. No other conference offers so many varying perspectives and approaches to recovery and delivers them to people online across the globe. Learn more.

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 16 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 for youth and adults.

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