Welcome to the second issue of Together magazine, a place where we chronicle and celebrate the collective wisdom and strength of recovery.

As you—our alumni, donors, friends and colleagues—know well, we don’t stand much of a chance against addiction if we go it alone. But together? That's how we find our way. By telling our stories, sharing what works, pushing for answers and reaching out in support and understanding, we bring each other closer to the hope and healing of recovery.

In this issue of Together, we're pleased to introduce you to friends and fellow travelers. You will meet Will S., a songwriter/performer turned global "road warrior" for prevention (page 6). You will follow Mary S., who discovered the power of trust and acceptance in living her truth at age 50 (page 12). And you will journey with Kim K. as she—in her words—turned her "mess" into her "message" (page 22). Alums Michelle C., Ermanno D.F.O. and Maggie O. offer words of recovery insight and inspiration, too (page 20).

We're also proud to bring you news from across the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, including updates on our school-based prevention initiatives, expanded outpatient treatment capabilities, and Dream On gala festivities.

Most of all, thank you for reading, caring, supporting and sharing—for being a part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation family. Together celebrates you.

Mark G. Mishek
President and CEO, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

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FCD Prevention Works

Leveraging the truth about adolescent drinking & drug use See More>

A Journeyman for Prevention

FCD Prevention Works specialist inspires students around the world See More>

Follow the Leader

Elementary kids listen when teens teach facts about alcohol use See More>

The Field of His Dreams

Graduate school alum finds his calling in outpatient care See More>

Winning Ways

NFL player-turned-addiction counselor Bob Newton inspires prep at... See More>

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Mary S. with her bike

Living Her Truth

Drinking to fit in became drinking to check out Read More >

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Young adults standing in a row in front of a mural

Leading with Respect and Dignity

LGBTQ programs and services rooted in Twelve Step basics Read More >

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Outpatient Evolution

Building on the best ways to be there for patients Read More >

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Kim K. and her parents

The Hope We Share

Alumna Kim K. puts her gratitude into action Read More >

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Wood letters

Sticks, Stones AND Words May Harm Us

William Moyers takes another look at the words and phrases we use to describe addiction, treatment a... Read More >

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I Was Alive But I Was Dying

Strength + Courage Read More >

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