Professionals in Residence (PIR) Program

medical professionals

Insight and Understanding for Your Practice

Get an insider's view into the process of evidence-based, Twelve Step addiction treatment and recovery through our intensive, five-day Professionals in Residence (PIR) program.

When you join us on campus, you will learn about the disease of addiction alongside clinical staff and patients. In the process, you will gain tools, knowledge and insight to recognize the signs of risky substance use and promote healthy change. Your week will include:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Clinical observation
  • Integration into patient life

Empowering You to Help

Whether you are a health care provider, mental health clinician, social worker, criminal justice professional, school counselor or other caring professional, Professionals in Residence empowers you to become an effective advocate for those who need help. Typical lecture topics include:

Program Locations

Professionals can choose either the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, or Hazelden Betty Ford in Center City, Minnesota, to complete the program.

Continuing Education

We offer continuing education hours and a certificate of completion.

Program Cost

Fees vary based on program scope.

How to Register

Email our PIR program specialists for more information or register today for an upcoming session.

What Participants Have to Say


Caring for the Whole Person – Meet Karen Antwiler, MD

Understanding What It Takes – Meet Jeremiah Fairbanks, DO