Betty Ford, First Lady of Recovery Advocacy

For the recovery community, few have had more impact than former First Lady Betty Ford.

Betty Ford's courage and candor about her personal struggle and recovery from the disease of addiction continue to be a source of inspiration for many. She was one of the country's first prominent advocates for recovery, and her legacy serves as the foundation of the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy.

Today, her legacy continues to grow and make an impression on so many, including fellow advocates and recovery organizations around the country. This video, created by our friends at ManyFaces1Voice, gives a more detailed look at Mrs. Ford, her recovery and the doors she opened for others like her. Watch to learn more about our history and one of the recovery community's biggest champions.

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