What is the Butler Center for Research? Through clinical and institutional research, scientists and other staff members at the Butler Center for Research ask the questions that lead to increasingly effective methods of addressing addiction, from prevention to treatment to lifelong recovery. As the field of substance abuse treatment shifts more focus toward the importance of patient outcomes and evidence-based practices, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation relies on our very own Butler Center for Research to ensure our treatment programs are data-driven and effective. Additionally, the Butler Center for Research engages in research studies that drive the field of addiction treatment forward. These studies identify possible trends and patterns that may contribute to future best practices for clinical professionals both within and external to the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. The presence of an internal scientific research department is something that is very unique to the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and the critical role of the Butler Center for Research critical often generates questions: What is the Butler Center for Research? What kind of research is conducted? Who leads the research efforts?