Medical and Professional Education

Get an insider's view of addiction treatment and recovery through life-changing learning opportunities at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Learn about addiction recovery at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation—and be a part of the solution.

Our on-site and online Medical and Professional Education programs equip you as a physician, mental health professional, social worker, school counselor, criminal justice professional, medical student or other caring professional to recognize and respond to the challenges of alcohol and other drug addiction.

Addiction doesn't discriminate

Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

20 Million

Addiction strikes more than 20 Million Americans

1 in every 10

Addiction strikes one in ten people over age 12

3 Million

Only 3 Million receive the treatment they need

Wondering which program is right for you, or have other questions? Call and speak with one of our program administrators:


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Research Updates

Read articles about addiction science from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Butler Center for Research

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Annual Report

See how the Medical and Professional Education Program has made a difference

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Teen Intervene prevention and education program

Early Alcohol and Drug Use Among Teens and Youth

Examining factors impacting early use of alcohol & other drugs Read More >

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Substance Use in the Workplace

Substance Use in the Workplace

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Scientific data now supports the concept that addiction is a treatable medical condition

The Brain Disease Model of Addiction

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