Living in Recovery

Re-integrating into work, your family and profession.

Health care professionals often benefit from continuing care after completing initial, inpatient treatment.

It's your time to consolidate and sustain gains made in treatment and prepare for the transition back to home life and practice.

Continuing care typically runs for 60 days, but can be shorter or longer as clinically indicated.

The end of your Hazelden Betty Ford stay may include time at the Dan Anderson Renewal Center's Lodge Program, where recovery principles and practices are reinforced and strengthened.
The vast majority of health care professionals who complete treatment at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation are able to successfully restore their careers.

As you near discharge, a practice assessment will be conducted to identify opportunities to improve the safety and success of your return to your practice. You will also receive a continuing care plan with recommendations such as ongoing therapy, support groups, and--where available--recovery support services specifically for health care professionals.

Ongoing Recovery Support

Addiction recovery is a lifelong journey sustained by a daily re-commitment to sober living. Whether you are in your first month of recovery or have just achieved your first decade or beyond, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation provides a multitude of post-treatment resources and services to help you maintain your freedom from alcohol and other drugs:

  • Connection:  This intensive 18-month recovery management program involves coaching for you and your loved ones, accountability verification reports, and drug testing.

  • Mobile Apps:  We offer a variety of recovery support apps for your mobile devices to meet your particular interests or situation. You'll have the instant motivation you need to strengthen and inspire your recovery, no matter where you are or when you need it.

  • Specialized Recovery Retreats:  "Healing for the Healer" is the theme of two annual recovery retreats for health care professionals offered by the Dan Anderson Renewal Center—the Twelve Step Retreat for Health Care Professionals and the Recovery for Nurses retreat.