Together Magazine

A magazine for alumni, donors, friends, and colleagues of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Living out loud in recovery

Talking with a fellow traveler at a recent advocacy event reminded me that we each have a light to shine on recovery—within our own circles of influence and beyond.

As she suggested, many of us don't think of ourselves as recovery advocates, but every time we take an opportunity to let a neighbor, colleague, acquaintance or even a stranger know we're living in recovery, we are extending the light of hope.

That's what living out loud in recovery means to me—helping to put hope within sight and within reach for others. And that's what all of the folks you'll meet in this issue of Together are doing, each in their own brilliant way:

  • Corporate strategist and new mom Bethany O.
  • Actress and filmmaker C Joy
  • Clinical social worker Kay C.
  • Grateful fellow travelers AJ D., Lauren B., and John R.
  • Businessman and philanthropist Hutch S.

We're also bringing you news from across the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, including a Q&A with our director of Medical and Professional Education, Joseph Skrajewski; research on animal-assisted therapy (along with profiles of our three program dogs); a photo round-up of Foundation happenings and gatherings; and a preview of our Beamer Awards gala honoring the one-and-only Jerry Moe of our Children's Program.

Just as addiction knows no limits, neither should the promise and possibility of recovery. Thank you for everything you do to help more people see a way forward.

Together, we keep the light of recovery shining brightly.
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Mark G. Mishek
President and CEO, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Together – Living Out Loud in Recovery

Betsy Farver Smith, vice president of philanthropy and alumni relations invites you to enjoy the inspiring stories about Living Out Loud in Recovery featured in the 2016 fall edition of the alumni and donor magazine, Together.

Fall 2016 Articles Featured in Together Magazine and in the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation blog

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Embracing Recovery

Life can be beautiful when you get out of your way See More>

Agent of Change

Helping others find their strength See More>

Educating Hearts & Minds

Program offers an insider's view of addiction and treatment See More>

Nuzzling Up to Healing & Hope

Research supports the positive effects of animal-assisted therapy See More>

The Power of We

Walking the path of recovery, together See More>

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Grace The Movie by C Joy

Waves of Grace.

Spiritual awakening, living with passion & the lifesaving women of Grace. Read More >

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Hutch

Giving Back and Looking Ahead

Alumnus Hutch S. puts his gratitude into action Read More >

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Surviving the holidays sober

Self-Care Tools to Survive the Not-So-Merry Holidays

You say "Happy Holidays," when really you want to vomit up fruitcake. Read More >

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