The world-renowned Betty Ford Center, specializing in treatment programs for addiction to alcohol and other drugs, is located in the resort community of Rancho Mirage, California, just 20 minutes south of Palm Springs.
Established in 1982 by former First Lady and outspoken addiction recovery advocate Betty Ford, the iconic rehab center sits on a private, 20-acre campus, adjacent to the Eisenhower Medical Center. In establishing the Rancho Mirage addiction treatment center, Betty Ford and the facility’s co-founders patterned the drug and alcohol rehab approach after the Hazelden Foundation’s holistic Minnesota Model of care. The addiction treatment approach combines multidisciplinary care for the body, mind and spirit with Twelve Step practices of mutual support. In 2014, the Betty Ford Center and Hazelden merged, forming the nation’s leading nonprofit drug addiction treatment center, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
In recognition of addiction to alcohol and other drugs as a chronic disease—and recovery as a new way of living—our rehab programs are individualized, collaborative and incorporate varying levels and frequencies of care, as needed.
Rehab programs and services available at the Betty Ford Center campus include bio-psycho-social assessments, medical detox as well as ongoing medical care, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment, integrated mental health services, nearby sober living homes, animal-assisted programming, education and support for families and children, and post-rehab continuing care treatment groups to strengthen long-term recovery.