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Betty Ford

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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Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

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What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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