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Meet the World's Most Famous Interventionist

By Sacha Z. Scoblic

In her seven years on Intervention, Candy Finnigan has seen it all. In this exclusive interview, she explains how her own intervention brought her to where she is today. MORE  

Betty and Gerald Ford's Son Shares His Own Recovery

By McCarton Ackerman

Steven Ford tells his own story of alcoholism and sobriety, drawing on his mother's strength. MORE  

Founder's Death Triggers New Betty Ford Center Turf-War

By Will Godfrey

An ongoing clash of ideas leaves plenty of blood on Betty Ford's boardroom floor. MORE  

Testimonials to Betty Ford

By Dirk Hanson

In the wake of Mrs. Ford’s death, celebrities and politicians tell their personal stories about her work in raising awareness of addiction and recovery. MORE  

Betty Ford, Addiction Pioneer and Patron Saint of Modern Recovery Movement, Dies at 93

By Dirk Hanson

The first lady took her addiction to pills and alcohol public in an era when doing so required considerable courage. MORE  

Betty Ford's Problem Child

By Dirk Hanson

 Following in the footsteps of his famous mother, Betty Ford's youngest son was hiding a few sad secrets of his own. MORE  

Betty Ford Center

Rancho Mirage, Calif.

3 stars

Opened in 1982, Betty Ford Center is a fabled California desert rehab facility still considered by many to be the grand dame of rehabs—although it's a bit old-school in its approach. MORE  

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