Betty Ford Center to Open Outpatient Clinic in West Los Angeles

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA. (January 13, 2015) —The Betty Ford Center will open an outpatient addiction treatment clinic in West Los Angeles in early February.

"We want to provide people with the care they need, where they are and when they need it," said Jim Steinhagen, the Administrator of the Betty Ford Center.

"Our world-class residential treatment in Rancho Mirage will continue as the best option for those patients who need the highest level of care, but there is a huge demand for additional treatment options," continued Steinhagen. "This new site means we will be able to provide our high quality care near more people's homes, with convenient scheduling and community resources."

A ribbon-cutting and open house will be held at the new West Los Angeles facility on January 28. Renowned actor Louis Gossett, Jr. and Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz will appear at the special event. The ribbon-cutting will be held at 2 p.m. and is open to the media, and the public is invited to the open house and tour of the new facility at 3 p.m. The clinic is located at 10700 Santa Monica Blvd.

Mark Mishek, President and CEO of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the parent organization of the Betty Ford Center, pointed out that "health care reform is opening the doors to addiction treatment for many more people, primarily through outpatient care," and noted "this new clinic is a key part of our organization's strategy to expand outpatient services in California and nationally."

"The chronic disease of addiction demands multiple levels of care and accessible treatment that works," said Mishek, "and we look forward to serving the people of California and the Southwestern United States in a more comprehensive way, providing the right level of care to all who seek it."

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 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.

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