Alcohol and Drug Treatment in California

39407 Vista Del Sol Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

How At-Risk Are You?

Wondering if your alcohol or drug use is becoming a problem? Here’s a quick self-assessment you can take to get a better idea of your situation.

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Accepted Health Insurance

Figuring out your insurance coverage and benefits for substance use treatment can be challenging. Our experienced staff is skilled at working with all types of insurance plans and can guide you in accessing the maximum benefits available.

Accepted Health Insurance

Betty Ford Center

Treatment Options

Outpatient and Inpatient Drug Rehab

Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Addiction is a complex condition, and the most-effective care—whether residential or outpatient treatment—centers on a comprehensive approach. Our multidisciplinary teams synchronize therapies and treatment for all aspects of substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, so you receive complete care for all issues and complexities.

Unlike most other inpatient drug rehabs in California, the Betty Ford Center has psychiatrists, medical staff, therapists and counselors on site, providing you with continuous care and addressing needs and concerns as they arise.

One year after treatment, 74 percent of our patients report being sober

Do I Even Need Treatment?

Are the consequences of substance use catching up with you? Hurting your relationships? Causing negative situations? Impacting your physical health?

Learn about the most common signs and symptoms that you (or someone you love) could be at risk of developing alcohol or other drug addiction. And learn how the Betty Ford Center's care navigators can expertly assess your situation and determine the most helpful next steps for you today.

What's Involved in Detox?

Withdrawal from alcohol, opioids or other drugs is typically the first stage in treatment for a substance use disorder. Detox refers to the process of safely and comfortably flushing those substances from your body.

Withdrawal can be unpredictable and complex—depending on your specific use history, general health and other factors. That's why detox care at the Betty Ford Center is provided by highly trained medical staff who know how to safely and comfortably monitor, manage and ease withdrawal symptoms and relieve cravings. 

Why Are Opioids So Addictive?

Whether unregulated, prescription or illicit, all opioids have serious potential for misuse and addiction. There are complex physical and psychological processes involved, and dependence on opioids can be so incremental that it's not recognized as addiction until you're in crisis.

The strength of heroin, fentanyl and other unregulated or illicit opioids can unpredictable because other substances are sometimes added to increase volume or enhance potency. Learn about the symptoms of opioid addiction and the most-effective treatment approaches. At the Betty Ford Center, our specialized treatment for opioid use disorder is designed to ease the discomfort of withdrawal, reduce cravings, and help you engage successfully in treatment. 

Does telehealth work for addiction treatment?

Thanks to advances in virtual healthcare technologies, the Betty Ford Center's outpatient addiction treatment programs and mental health services are more accessible than ever. For many of our patients, online addiction treatment options have resulted in better participation rates because the need to travel is eliminated—making regular attendance more convenient and likely. Virtual sessions are an ideal option if you have mobility/accessibility challenges or if you're not located near our Rancho Mirage campus.

Learn more about how our online addiction treatment programs incorporate the same evidence-based practices as our in-person services.

Outpatient Care

Mental Health Services

Depression. Anxiety. Trauma. Whether you've already been diagnosed with a mental health condition or you're looking for help to cope with challenges or difficulties, our mental health professionals are here for you.

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Specialized Care for Co-occurring Disorders

Substance use issues and other mental health challenges often show up together—as one complex condition. The interplay of symptoms can make diagnosis and treatment challenging. For example, the symptoms of anxiety, depression or PTSD can become more severe with drug use. Likewise, substance use issues can intensify as anxiety, depression or PTSD symptoms worsen.

Clinicians at the Betty Ford Center specialize in dual diagnosis and treatment of co-occurring disorders. Our services are provided by addiction psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, therapists and addiction counselors who center your care on an individualized approach and evidence-based therapies.

Outpatient and Online Services

Virtual and in-person mental health services at the Betty Ford Center are available to the general public on an outpatient basis.

Our psychiatrists, psychologists and other licensed mental health professionals provide:

  • Mental health assessments
  • Individual counseling
  • Special-focus group therapy
  • Couples and family counseling
  • Medication coordination

In-Person and Virtual Services

Help and Healing for Families

Addiction can severely harm our relationships—especially the relationships that matter most. That's why our uniquely designed family programs, support groups and counseling services provide education and support to everyone in the family.

Many of our family offerings are free, and most are available virtually so you and your family can access help and support from anywhere in California.


  • Family workshop (education and support)
  • Children's education and support program
  • Phone and web-based family coaching
  • Spanish-language family session
  • Native American family session
  • Weekly family support groups
  • Healthy relationship series
  • Individual, couples and family therapy
  • Mental health assessments
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Helpful Links and Resources

Service Animal Policy

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.

Getting Here

To hold your reservation, we request confirmation and travel details 24 hours prior to your admission.

We suggest purchasing an open-ended airline ticket that permits date changes in the event you decide to extend your stay. Palm Springs International airport is the closest airport to Betty Ford Center (approximately 10 miles).


Select hotels on this list offer discounted rates to visitors of the Betty Ford Center. Please be sure to mention that you will be visiting the Betty Ford Center in order to secure your special rate.

Visiting and Contacting Patients

Visiting Hours

Family and supportive friends are welcome to visit Betty Ford Center inpatient residents weekly. Visitation is from 12:30-2 p.m. on Sundays.

Can my pets also come visit?

No, please be sure to let your family members know to leave all pets at home. Pets are not allowed on site, and in this area the heat makes it unsafe to leave pets in cars. If this guideline is not followed, staff reserve the right to ask a visitor and their pet to leave campus.

Patient Communication

Here's what you need to know about calls and mail.

Phone Calls

Patients may use their cellphones in their room, when not in programming. To reduce distractions and protect the confidentiality of the treatment community, patients are not allowed to keep their phones on their person. Phones must be kept and used in patients' rooms only unless other arrangements have been made with staff.

In the event of a true emergency where you must reach staff or your loved one immediately, please call your patient's counselor during working hours, or the Medical Services Unit at 1-760-423-6700 after hours.

Gifts and Packages Policy

Loved ones may mail or bring the following items to patients:

  • Flowers
  • Clothes
  • Alcohol-free toiletries and hygiene products
  • Books
  • Cards
  • Bedding and towels that are new in packaging
  • Arts and crafting supplies
  • Medications
  • Cigarettes/chewing tobacco

We do not allow the following items:

  • Alcohol-based toiletries and hygiene products
  • Aerosol products
  • Kombucha, energy drinks, vaping devices, e-cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, herbal cigarettes, items containing CBD
  • Homemade food
  • Bedding, towels, or stuffed animals from home
  • Weapons
  • Small appliances
  • Candles or items that may pose a fire hazard
  • Sporting equipment such as golf clubs, skateboards,  rollerblades/roller skates, bicycles, baseball bats, jump ropes

To ensure the safety of our treatment community, all items must be given directly to staff and will be searched prior to being delivered to patients. Items brought to campus may be delivered Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm and should be dropped off in the Reception Building. When dropping off items, you will not be allowed to visit with a patient unless explicit arrangements have been made with staff prior to arrival on campus.

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39407 Vista Del Sol
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


The following establishments are located close to the Betty Ford Center and so may be convenient:

  • Holiday Inn Express, 760-340-5516, 2.2 miles
  • Omni Rancho Las Palmas Hotel, 760-568-2727, 2.1 miles
  • J.W. Marriott Desert Springs, 760-341-2211, 3.0 miles
  • Airbnb: Many comfortable Rooms to Rent in Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert