Hazelden Betty Ford devotes each new day to helping people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. First and foremost, we treat each person who comes to us with dignity and respect, and we provide a safe, supportive environment for you to begin the healing process. Our thorough assessment and evaluation processes are designed to ensure the most effective treatment level and frequency of care for you. Our treatment philosophy is based on the recognition that addiction is a disease and recovery is a new way of living. We take a holistic approach to your recovery, providing care for mind, body and spirit. Learn more by reading answers to frequently asked questions below. Have questions on insurance and treatment costs? Read our insurance FAQs and learn what to look for in choosing an addiction treatment center. Drug and Alcohol Rehab Program and Services FAQs Is Hazelden Betty Ford just a Twelve Step program? What is treatment like at Hazelden Betty Ford? Can't I just go to Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings? Does Hazelden Betty Ford provide detoxification program or other medical services? How long does inpatient or outpatient treatment last? Why do some people stay in rehab longer than others? How does Hazelden Betty Ford view addiction treatment for men and women? What kind of rehab programs do you offer? Do you treat anything besides drug and alcohol addiction? Can my family call me while I'm in treatment? Can I get mail? Email? I like to work out. Can I do that while I’m in treatment at Hazelden Betty Ford? What is an intervention? Are Hazelden Betty Ford staff members licensed and are the programs accredited? Does Hazelden Betty Ford have medical and nursing staff on-site? What do I tell my employer? Does rehab at Hazelden Betty Ford include treatment for co-occurring disorders, such as mental health complications? Will I get individual sessions with an addiction counselor? Can I smoke at Hazelden Betty Ford treatment locations? Admissions FAQs What's the process for getting into addiction treatment? What can I bring, and not bring, to treatment? How do I admit myself to inpatient treatment at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation? Do I need a physician referral? After Treatment FAQs What happens after drug or alcohol treatment? What is the Hazelden Betty Ford alumni community? Do I have to keep going to AA or other Twelve Step group meetings? Programs and Services FAQs Is Hazelden Betty Ford just a Twelve Step program? Twelve Step principles and practices have always been a cornerstone of our programs and services at Hazelden Betty Ford, but our treatment model also involves: Evidence-based therapies and clinical best practices A multidisciplinary care team consisting of addiction counselors, physicians and nurses, psychologists and psychiatrists, family specialists, spiritual care professionals, nutritionists and wellness specialists A holistic approach to health and well-being, providing care for the body, mind and spirit A treatment plan tailored to address your individual situation and challenges Recovery support services, tools and resources What is treatment like at Hazelden Betty Ford? Whether you come to us for inpatient rehab or an outpatient program, your core treatment activities will include: Group therapy Individual therapy Educational presentations and workshops Special-focus groups Mental health services Mindfulness and relaxation practices Our facilities are warm and welcoming, designed with your safety, comfort and serenity in mind. Can't I just go to Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings? Many people are able to successfully address and manage the disease of addiction through participation in Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or other Twelve Step support groups. For others, however, the disease may have progressed to a point where the added structure, support and clinical services provided in a more formal inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment program are needed. Does Hazelden Betty Ford provide detoxification or other medical services? Hazelden Betty Ford inpatient addiction treatment centers in Minnesota, California and Oregon, provide comprehensive, medically supervised detoxification. All new patients at these centers spend the first 24-48 hours on a medical unit before being assigned to a treatment unit. Our fully staffed medical units provide 24/7 monitoring during the detoxification process. If you are a prospective patient or family member, feel free to ask for details about our policies and procedures regarding the detoxification process. How long does inpatient or outpatient treatment last? Addiction treatment programs and services at Hazelden Betty Ford are not defined by a number of days, but rather by the individual patient's needs. Our phased approach allows patients to advance through treatment at a pace based on their specific situation and clinical milestones. Why do some people stay in rehab longer than others? Addiction is a multifaceted disease that impacts physical, emotional and psychological health and well-being. Patients with more complex recovery issues may require more time in treatment to address: Mental health complications Special issues and concerns Relapse prevention Sober living skills Return to work planning How does Hazelden Betty Ford view addiction treatment for men and women? There are times when men and women can benefit from participating in treatment programming together, but there also times when gender-specific addiction treatment can benefit recovery. Hazelden Betty Ford offers gender-specific addiction treatment in our inpatient programs and in some of our outpatient programs. Our alumni tell us that they felt more comfortable discussing highly sensitive and personal issues in gender-specific treatment groups. What kind of rehab programs do you offer? Hazelden Betty Ford offers a full range of alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs and services for teens, adults and families, including specialized services for opioid addiction, older adults, teens and young adults, first responders and other professionals. In addition, our treatment experts are skilled at addressing co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and trauma. Recovery support services exclusive to Hazelden Betty Ford include: Web-based recovery support through our MORE (My Ongoing Recovery Experience) program Recovery coaching through our Connection services for patients and family members Recovery retreats and workshops through our Dan Anderson Renewal Center Our welcoming, worldwide alumni community Do you treat anything besides drug and alcohol addiction? Many people who come to Hazelden Betty Ford seeking treatment for drug or alcohol addiction also struggle with mental health issues such as depression, grief, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. This combination of addiction and mental health conditions, known as "co-occurring disorders," is quite common. Hazelden Betty Ford's medical staff, psychologists, psychiatrists and counselors are skilled at addressing the complexities of co-occurring disorders. Learn more about how we treat addiction. In addition to rehab services, our outpatient treatment centers offer mental health assessment and counseling services to the general public. These outpatient services include behavioral health assessments, crisis intervention, individual and group therapy, medication management, family and couples therapy as well as adolescent screening and early intervention services. Can my family call me while I'm in residential treatment at Hazelden Betty Ford? Can I use my cell phone or laptop? Can I get mail? Email? Following admission to Hazelden Betty Ford, you can contact your family to provide them with the phone number and times when you can be reached. Kiosks are set up for patients to access email, make bill payments, etc., but online time is limited. Laptops, cell phones or tablets that have video or email capabilities are not allowed while in residential treatment. Admissions counselors can help you with more information about contacting your family while in treatment. Both our outpatient and inpatient programs allow visitors. Although patients may not use cell phones or laptops while residing in our inpatient facilities, cell phones are allowed after transferring into our Day Treatment program. I like to work out. Can I do that while I'm in treatment at Hazelden Betty Ford? Absolutely. Physical health and fitness are important aspects of Hazelden Betty Ford treatment programs. Workout and fitness facilities vary by location and may include gyms, weight rooms, pools, walking trails and other resources. At our teen and young adult program in Plymouth, MN, patients participate in both on-site and off-site recreational outings. In our adult inpatient programs, patients have many opportunities to engage in fitness activities. What is an intervention? An intervention is a deliberate process by which change is introduced into peoples' thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The overall objective of an intervention is to confront a person in a non-threatening way that allows them to see their self-destructive behavior and how it affects themselves, family and friends. While the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation does not have interventionists on staff, we can provide you with information and contacts for professional intervention services. Learn more about addiction interventions and if it’s something you or a loved one should consider. Are Hazelden Betty Ford staff members licensed and are the programs accredited? Yes. Hazelden Betty Ford treatment center staff are experienced professionals who hold licenses in substance abuse counseling or the professional discipline they represent, such as medicine, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, marriage and family therapy, social work and more. Our programs are also licensed by the states in which they are located. All Hazelden Betty Ford locations are accredited by The Joint Commission. Learn more about Hazelden Betty Ford and our expertise. Does Hazelden Betty Ford have medical and nursing staff on-site? All Hazelden Betty Ford inpatient treatment centers in Minnesota, Oregon and California have a physician on site during regular admission hours. Upon admission to our inpatient treatment programs, patients stay first on the medical unit where a comprehensive medical history and screening are conducted. These units are staffed around the clock by experienced addiction treatment nurses. When urgent, emergency medical or psychiatric care is needed, we refer residential patients to local providers such as acute care hospitals, specialty physicians and psychiatrists. Most Hazelden Betty Ford locations have on-site mental health professionals. What do I tell my employer? Every patient needs to evaluate for themselves what, if any, information they will share with their employer. Federal law does not require you to provide details to your employer. However, state laws vary. Some employers offer a confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which can be extremely helpful in this regard. You should know there may be automatic employer notification for actions such as filing a claim for state or private disability insurance. For example, if you reside in California and file for state disability (EDD), EDD automatically notifies your employer that you have filed a claim in order to verify information about employment, wages, etc. Employers can require a note from your physician indicating your need to be off work and length of time away as well as documentation you are fit for duty prior to returning to work. You may want to apply for leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Does rehab at Hazelden Betty Ford include treatment for co-occurring disorders, such as mental health complications? Yes, Hazelden Betty Ford provides services for co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring disorders, also known as dual diagnosis or co-morbid conditions, refers to the presence of both a substance use disorder and other mental illness. Determining dual diagnosis in substance abusers is difficult as drug abuse itself often induces psychiatric symptoms. It is necessary to distinguish between substance-induced and pre-existing mental illness. Drug abuse, including alcohol and prescription drugs, can induce symptomatology that resembles mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. Frequently, anxiety and depression are induced by continuous alcohol or other drug abuse which, in most cases, subsides with prolonged abstinence. Hazelden Betty Ford treatment centers are integrated care providers for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Most of our patients struggle with addiction and other mental health disorders. Our staff includes psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists and other mental health professionals who have expertise in helping individuals with substance abuse and co-occurring conditions. Will I get individual sessions with an addiction counselor? Most of your counseling sessions will be conducted in a group therapy setting. Individual sessions do occur regularly with your counselor and/or various members of the interdisciplinary treatment team, depending on your initial and ongoing assessment by all treatment team members. Can I smoke at Hazelden Betty Ford treatment locations? Our adolescent and young adult addiction treatment center in Plymouth, Minnesota is a nicotine-free campus. All other locations allow for the use of tobacco, including chewing tobacco, but only at designated times in designated areas. The use of e-cigarettes or vapor nicotine distribution systems is prohibited. Admissions FAQs What's the process for getting into drug and alcohol rehab? Hazelden Betty Ford is focused first and foremost on making sure we have the best solution to address your specific treatment needs. The admissions process begins when you call our recovery experts to discuss your situation. That initial process will help us identify the most-effective clinical options available to you. Our recovery experts are committed to providing help as quickly as possible. Learn about our assessment and evaluations, or call us any day, any time to ask questions or to begin the admissions process at 1-866-831-5700. What can I bring, and not bring, to treatment? Each treatment location follows particular guidelines on what is allowed and what you cannot bring to treatment. Once you have scheduled an admission date with us, we will email or fax you a confirmation packet that contains information on what to bring and what to leave at home. When packing, please remember to bring a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver's license or passport) and, if you have health insurance, your insurance card. Find more information about preparing to be a patient as well as directions and more, by searching the location-specific links below: Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA Hazelden Betty Ford in Naples, FL Hazelden Betty Ford in Chicago, IL Hazelden Betty Ford in Center City, MN Hazelden Betty Ford in Plymouth, MN Hazelden Betty Ford in Newberg, OR If a location is not listed, or you still have questions, call us today at 1-866-831-5700. How do I admit myself to inpatient treatment at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation? The first step toward admission is to call our Admissions Department. Admissions counselors can complete a confidential assessment with you over the phone to help determine the appropriate level of care to meet your needs. Call today at 1-866-831-5700. Do I need a physician referral? No, a physician referral is not required for admission. After Addiction Treatment FAQs What happens after drug or alcohol treatment? Recovery from addiction involves daily commitment and practice, and some of those days will be challenging—especially early on. That's why our help and support won't end when you complete treatment with us. Our recovery programs, services and tools promote the gains you made during treatment, reinforce healthy habits, and help you stay connected with your recovery community, including: Web-based Recovery Support—After treatment, you will have access to our exclusive My Ongoing Recovery Experience (MORE) program, providing you with tailored, web-based recovery support and activities as well as online access to an addiction counselor. Recovery Coaching—Our Connection Recovery Coaching and Connection Coaching for Families services offer an intensive level of personalized recovery coaching for you and your family along with accountability and monitoring. These services are designed to strengthen your recovery skills and reduce your risk factors for relapse. What is the Hazelden Betty Ford alumni community? Alumni of Hazelden Betty Ford number in the tens of thousands and live in all parts of the country and world—forming a remarkable, supportive community where you can connect, serve and belong. When you are engaged and involved with others in this alumni community, you strengthen your own recovery from addiction while also supporting others who share the journey. Our alumni chapters, events, reunions, newsletters, bookstore discounts, activities and speaker events are designed to keep you connected with your alumni community. Explore the Alumni information for more details. Do I have to keep going to AA or other Twelve Step group meetings? These mutual support, self-help groups provide wonderful fellowship and help people hold a steady course after addiction treatment, particularly by building connections within their home communities. Recovery from addiction is a lifelong journey and treatment is only the first step. Working a Twelve Step program and attending meetings is proven to help people sustain and thrive in recovery.