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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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Drug Users Welcomed For First Time at Global AIDS Confab

After being shut out of of the AIDS conference for decades, intravenous drug users finally had their own booth.

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New Study Identifies Triggers In Cocaine Relapse

A connection between endogenous amino acids and opioid receptors may offer a clue as to why people relapse.

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World Health Organization Suggests Decriminalizing Personal Drug Use

Following the WHO's suggestion could lead to a drastic drop in the rate of drug abuse, as shown by Portugal.

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Kesha Displays New Outlook After Rehab For Eating Disorder

The 'Tik Tok' singer has found a new lease on life following a stint in rehab to combat anorexia and bulimia.

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Number of Drug Users In United Kingdom Jumps To 2.7 Million

A new survey has revealed a significant rise in the use of various illicit drugs despite an overall drop in recent years.

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Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
What's Up, Doc?

I took my addicted self from private health insurance to MediCal—it wasn't that bad, until I visited the psychiatrist.

The Rehab Review
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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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