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Betty Ford Center Children's Program, Irving, TX

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3 Day Program

1320 Greenway Drive, Suite 100
Irving,  TX  75038

Welcome to the Betty Ford Five Star Kids Program

Children are usually the first hurt and the last helped in the midst of the disease of addiction. Including parents and guardians in the recovery process for their children creates the best possible opportunity for healing for the whole family. With this in mind, the Five Star Kids program was launched in Texas in 1998 with the support of a group of loyal Betty Ford Center alumni.

The program has been offered throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in both community and school settings. Home base for Five Star Kids is Irving, Texas (Las Colinas) where the majority of programs are held in our offices. We believe in strong partnerships and work with numerous treatment programs, agencies and professional organizations to help create a network of support for children who love someone addicted to alcohol or other drugs.

Know a child affected by addiction? Call us today at 1-972-751-0363.

The Betty Ford Center Children's Program teams with local drug courts to unify families

For many families affected by the misuse of alcohol and other drugs, a final solution comes through the court system. A family integrated treatment (FIT) court, or family drug court, provides families with hope for recovery and a chance at healthy family life. Watch a short video on how the Betty Ford Center Children's Program works in tandem with drug courts to rebuild families.

Betty Ford Center Children's Program helps Jeremiah G's family learn to trust and live again

As a paramedic and firefighter for over a decade, Jeremiah G. was the one doing the rescuing. However, an opioid addiction swapped his role from lifesaver to patient. Learn more about Jeremiah and his family's story and the role the Betty Ford Center Children's Program played in their recovery.

Denver-Area Youth Overcomes a Parent's Addictions and Follows NFL Dreams

Kids growing up in homes where addiction has been a problem often walk on egg shells. But after attending the Betty Ford Center Children's Program, children learn they don’t have to hide in the shadows. Here is the story of one Denver-area teen who overcame a parent's addiction and is now following big NFL dreams.

Children learn how to overcome the negative impact of addiction in the family

Addiction not only haunts those caught in its trap but the family as well—especially when kids are involved. This video illustrates not only how children are impacted by this disease but also how they can overcome its negative repercussions with this effective program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Alcoholism and drug addiction are family diseases, so we treat the whole family, including the kids.


Program Dates

We help 7 to 12-year-old children from families hurt by addiction.



No child is turned away for lack of funds.

Registration Info

Where to Stay in Irving

A brief list of hotels can be provided by contacting us.
Texas Children’s Program
1320 Greenway, Dr. Suite 100
Irving, TX 75038
1-972-753-0552 or 1-972-751-0363
Metro Line Toll Free 1-888-828-8682

Program Dates and Locations

For program dates and locations,
please call us at
1-972-751-0363 or
toll-free at 1-888-828-8682.

What Comes Next?

A continuing care plan is provided after completion of the program. Other follow-up activities include correspondence, e-mails, telephone calls, a quarterly newsletter called Five Star Flash, the Beamer Series and an annual Reunion Roundup. The Five Star Kids staff is available as an ongoing resource to parents/caregivers who may need additional referrals and guidance.

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