A Closer Look at What's Involved in Addiction Treatment Addiction doesn't happen overnight. It's a gradual progression—and so is the treatment and recovery process. In recognizing addiction as a chronic disease and recovery as a new way of living, treatment at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is individualized, collaborative and occurs over the long term through a continuum of care and support. Our treatment goals and expectations are designed to ensure you have the best opportunity to learn, change and heal. Detox and Withdrawal Because heavy and sustained alcohol or other drug use takes an enormous toll on physical and emotional health, a detox period might be needed before you will be able to benefit from rehab. If you are admitted to any of our inpatient rehab programs, your care will begin with a 24-hour medically supervised detoxification period, sometimes longer depending on your situation. Learn more about drug and alcohol detox. In order to be admitted to our outpatient rehab programs, you must be medically stable. Our outpatient programs do not have medical units. Assessment and Evaluations When you first arrive at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, you will meet with a clinician to review and discuss: Your physical and mental health Types of substances used Family history Other variables related to the disease of addiction Understanding all aspects of your health and wellbeing helps us develop the best possible rehab plan for you.