Hazelden Betty Ford Addiction and Mental Health Treatment in Minnesota

15251 Pleasant Valley Road Center City, MN 55012
America's best addiction treatment centers in 2023 based on Newsweek and Statista

Welcome to the renowned Hazelden Betty Ford treatment center where your care is rooted in empathy, expertise and a treatment plan built to meet your specific needs.

In 1949, at a lakeside retreat near Center City, MN, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's earliest clinicians developed the addiction treatment approach now used worldwide. Originally known as the Minnesota Model, the substance abuse treatment approach combined expert clinical care with then-emerging Twelve Step mutual support practices. Above all, alcohol and drug addiction treatment at the pioneering Hazelden Betty Ford facility was provided with empathy and respect.

Today, our flagship drug rehab center continues to lead the behavioral health field with innovative, evidence-based treatment practices, mental health services and research-informed approaches. From our earliest days, we've understood what it takes to get your life back from substance abuse disorders and related mental health conditions. And we're here to provide you with the diagnosis, treatment plan, mental health services and recovery support you need and can trust.

Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

When enrolled in our inpatient alcohol and drug rehab program, also known as a residential treatment facility, you will receive care and participate in treatment programming while living at one of our on-campus housing units. Inpatient treatment involves 24/7 clinical support, your personalized treatment plan, and holistic care including:

  • Medical stabilization and drug detoxification
  • Medical and mental health assessments
  • Education about the disease of addiction
  • An introduction to recovery principles
  • Gender-informed and all-gender programming
  • Group counseling and therapy
  • Individual counseling and therapy
  • Medical services
  • Integrated mental health services for dual-diagnosis (co-occurring mental health disorders*)
  • Special-focus groups
  • Twelve Step Facilitation therapy
  • Wellness activities
  • Spiritual care services

As you advance through rehab, our clinicians might recommend that you transition to less structured outpatient programming..

*Hazelden Betty Ford in Center City is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services as a co-occurring disorder treatment provider for those with substance use and mental health disorders.

Specialized Residential Rehab and Recovery Programs

Opioid Use Disorder Program (medication-assisted treatment options) 
Developed by a team of clinicians at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, COR12® (Comprehensive Opioid Response with the Twelve Steps) is an evidence-based treatment program designed to help patients diagnosed with opioid addiction manage the discomfort of opioid withdrawal and reduce craving.

This inpatient program at our Center City, MN, treatment center typically involves an extensive level of recovery support and follow-up care. Our ultimate goal is to discontinue medication use and help patients live free from chemical dependence and drug abuse.. 

Professionals Program 
Problem solving, caretaking, perfectionism—the very strengths many professionals possess can be stumbling blocks in addiction recovery. Peer support, shame reduction and return-to-practice readiness are key focus areas of our specialized drug treatment program for professionals.

This inpatient program also includes group sessions with other professionals as well as individual sessions with a counselor to address career restoration, licensing and/or monitoring matters, and professional practice and reputation.

Outpatient Rehab

While outpatient alcohol and drug rehab at Hazelden Betty Ford varies in frequency and intensity, all programs are built on evidence- and abstinence-based, Twelve Step practices. 

Day Treatment
Whether you are admitted directly into our day treatment program or you are stepping down from a higher level of care, this intensive rehab option (also known as partial hospitalization) provides you with more support and guidance than a standard outpatient treatment program. Programming is five hours a day, five days a week, and treatment duration is based on your individual clinical needs.

Our day treatment program incorporates substance use and mental health treatment, individual, group and gender-informed therapy, educational workshops, Twelve Step facilitation and relapse prevention. All patients live on campus.

Specialized programming is available for patients with an opioid use disorder, including options incorporating medication-assisted therapy. 

Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
With morning sessions or evening sessions offered, our virtual intensive outpatient program makes treatment possible if in-person participation isn’t feasible for you. Programming usually starts at three hours a day, four days a week, then decreases in frequency as you progress through treatment. Our IOP level of treatment is rooted in Twelve Step facilitation, other evidence-based practices and mental health services. We also offer special-focus groups for patients who identify as LGBTQIA+, for patients with an opioid use disorder, and for patients who are male-identifying or female-identifying. If you identify as transgender or nonbinary, you are welcome to participate in the groups that best fit your needs.

Take a Virtual Tour 

Tour our Center City campus and learn more about the flagship Hazelden Betty Ford treatment center.

Virtual Outpatient Mental Health Services

Our treatment center's outpatient mental health services are available to the general community via telehealth technology. The most common mental health conditions we address are anxiety disorders, depression, grief and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Specialized groups as well as family and couples therapy are available.

Help and Healing for Families Affected by Addiction

Through our Family Program, support groups and family counseling, you and your loved ones can learn how to work through the difficulties you are experiencing. You will understand how to set healthy boundaries and begin to rebuild trusting relationships.

Many of our family services are free and available to anyone. In addition, many are provided virtually so you can access support from anywhere.

Hazelden Betty Ford offers two mental health support groups specifically for families:

  • Families Affected by Addiction - This group provides connection, understanding and a confidential place to share the experiences and challenges of having a significant other who has an alcohol or drug problem.
  • Recovery Relationships - These sessions bring loved ones together to learn about the impact of addiction on relationships and discuss how to repair or improve relationships and build healthy communication.

Teen Intervene

Hazelden Betty Ford's Teen Intervene screening and brief intervention program is designed to help young people identify the reasons, effects and potential consequences of their alcohol or other drug use. This research-based program provides teens with a personalized course of action for making healthier choices, and offers parents the education, support and guidance they need to understand what's going on and what's at stake.

Recovery Management

Establishing, strengthening and thriving in recovery from drug addiction is a process that takes patience and practice. You are essentially learning to live your life differently in order to manage the symptoms of a chronic disease. 

Our post-treatment recovery services and resources support and inform your efforts long-term. You can count on Hazelden Betty Ford for expert and accessible online, in-person and digital recovery support services, including, but not limited to:

  • Mobile apps
  • Twelve Step retreats
  • Web/phone-based recovery coaching

How to Get Here

  • Please schedule your flight to arrive by Noon Central

  • From MSP International Airport Terminal 1: Hazelden transportation will pick you up at Baggage Claim Carousel 13-14

  • From MSP International Airport Terminal 2 (Icelandair, Air Tran, Southwest and Sun Country): our driver will meet you at the terminal

  • If flying into a regional airport/private charter, Hazelden transportation will meet you at the gate

  • It may be up to a 2 hour wait for pick up if you choose to use Hazelden transportation

  • Please plan to arrive on campus as early as possible, preferably before 1 p.m. Central

  • Once here, follow signs for admissions and park in one of the designated parking spots for patients and families

  • Enter through the main entrance and feel free to bring your luggage in with you. Please notify our front receptionist if you would like assistance with your luggage

Service animals are permitted in Hazelden Betty Ford facilities and we afford individuals who require the assistance of a service animal with equal opportunity to access the organization. Per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a "service animal" is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.

Per the ADA, dogs or other animals whose sole function is to provide comfort, emotional support or companionship do not qualify as service animals. Emotional support, therapy animals and pets are not permitted on Hazelden Betty Ford's facilities, leased spaces or on campus grounds.

Visiting and Communicating with Your Loved One

The privacy, respect and safety of your loved one and all of our patients is of the utmost importance and is to be respected. Here's what you need to know about visiting our treatment center or communicating with your loved one:

To protect the health and wellbeing of our community during spikes in COVID-19 rates and changing area policies, visitation restrictions may be in place. Please check with staff to determine current visitation policies at this location. Thank you, and be well.

1-7 p.m. Open Visiting, all units.

Sundays and Holidays:
1-5 p.m. Open Visiting, all units.

  • Respect confidentiality of all patients.
  • Check in and register each time you visit at our Visiting Desk located in the Cork Center.
  • Park in designated parking lots only.
  • Wear your visitor name badge at all times while on campus.
  • Do not bring any over-the-counter medications to anyone on the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation property. No vitamins, dietary supplements, over-the-counter medications, herbal remedies or energy drinks are allowed. No medication in baggies.
  • Pets are not permitted on campus. This guideline does not apply to service animals such as seeing-eye dogs. Proof of current vaccinations should be readily available.
  • The use of cameras and video recorders (including those on cell phones) is not allowed on Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation property.
  • Patients may bring their visitor(s) to their Unit.
  • Patients may escort their visitor(s) to the playground area, outside walking trails (only during the designated visiting hours).
  • Hazelden Betty Ford does not offer cafeteria services, but there are vending machines and coffee available in the Cork Center.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, roller skates/blades or battery operated/remote control vehicles are not allowed on our campus.
  • Please do not arrive prior to the designated visiting time. Please leave promptly when the designated visiting time is over.
  • Patients are not allowed in the parking lots, visitor vehicles, or to be taken off campus during visiting hours.

There are several accommodations available at local hotels and bed and breakfasts. Ask for Hazelden preferred rates when making reservations.

Mail your cards, letters or have flowers delivered to:

Hazelden Betty Ford
Unit Name – Patient Name
P.O. Box 11
Center City, MN 55012

To ensure the safety of our treatment community, all items will be searched prior to being delivered to patients.

Hazelden Betty Ford Named a Center of Excellence among Top Insurers

Hazelden Betty Ford is proud to be recognized by several insurance providers for our leadership, best practices, research, support and training in the addiction treatment field. Special recognition by insurers of our Hazelden Betty Ford treatment center in Center City, MN includes: