Advocacy Works

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When journalist, author and political commentator Cokie Roberts helped dedicate the Betty Ford Women's Recovery Center in 2014 in Center City, Minn., she reflected on Mrs. Ford's enduring legacy as a recovery advocate and explained why advocacy matters. "It works. It absolutely works.", she said. "Change can happen almost overnight."

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Learn more about the latest advocacy events at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Advocacy Events

The latest advocacy events at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Read More >

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Why Addressing Pain is Essential to Treating Opioid Dependence

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Mrs. Betty Ford

Betty Ford, First Lady of Recovery Advocacy

For the recovery community, few have had more impact than former first lady Betty Ford. Her courage ... Read More >