“I chose the graduate school because it is known as a world leader in the field of treatment and addiction. I wanted to incorporate my clinical experience with my coursework.” -Rannon A. "The professors are approachable and seem invested in the success of each student, and I love that my class is about five-to-six individuals and we are really close. The fact that we can experience working on the units and then bring back that information and lessons learned firsthand to the classroom is very positive." -Dr. Hedstrom "It's been exciting for me to see the treatment field evolve over the years, bringing together the best of science and Twelve Step practices to help more people. The Graduate School continues to set the highest standard, preparing students to effectively address all aspects of addiction." —Al S., a loyal donor Dianne Segar from the MN Department of Corrections explains why she values and hires graduates from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addition Studies. Roy, a graduate student, shares his perspective on selecting addiction counseling as a career and how the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies blends academics and clinical practice within programs. Rannon, a 2015 graduate of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, had a lot of anxiety before attending our open house. Once he did attend and felt the positive energy of staff, faculty and students, his anxiety about the program and the "unknowns" subsided. He felt he was in a good place to make his decision to come to the Graduate School. Graduate student, Ashita, shares her perspective on what the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies has to offer and what sets the graduate school apart from other programs and schools.