Medical Education Partnership (MEP)

Join your colleagues to gain profound personal and professional insight into addiction treatment and recovery.

First-Hand Experience

Realizing that addiction does not discriminate—that if affects people across all cultures, lifestyles, levels of education and economic classes—is one of the most eye-opening takeaways for participants of our Medical Education Partnership program.

This immersive program places you and your professional cohort side-by-side with our expert clinicians and addiction treatment clients to learn first-hand about the dynamics of addiction and recovery. Your time with us will include:
  • Classroom instruction
  • Clinical observation
  • Integration into patient life

Become an Agent of Change

As a caring professional, you and your cohorts will gain new tools, knowledge and insight about the disease of addiction—and how to most-effectively respond to it in your field of expertise. Medical Education Partnership program content is tailored to meet the needs and interests of your professional cohort. Typical lecture topics include:
  • Neurobiology of Addiction
  • Screening and Brief Intervention
  • Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change
  • The Disease of Addiction
  • Twelve Step Facilitation
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Spirituality of Recovery

Program Location

  • Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California

Continuing Education

We offer continuing education hours and a certificate of completion.

Program Cost

Fee varies based on program scope and number of participants from your organization.

For more information, contact:

Joseph Skrajewski, Executive Director of Medical and Professional Education
1-760-773-4375 or via email:

Addiction Curriculum for Medical Students

An innovative education curriculum to train medical school students about addiction is now available from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

Read More

Revolutionizing Addiction Education

On March 14, 2016, the American Board of Medical Specialties recognized Addiction Medicine as a new subspecialty in the field. Learn what this means for the future of addiction treatment.

Read More

Support the Medical Education Partnership Program with your donation