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LiLo Switches Rehabs After "Drug Outbreak"

By Valerie Tejeda

Lindsay Lohan will spend the rest of her rehab sentence at a new facility after reportedly fearing relapse at Betty Ford. MORE  

Lindsay Lohan Lands at Betty Ford

By McCarton Ackerman

After a cross-country rehab tour, LiLo finally settles on an acceptable locale for her mandated 90 days. MORE  

Betty Ford's Legacy to Addicted Women Lives On

By Chelsea Carmona

An important event highlights the need for gender-specific addiction treatment. 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  

The Truth About Suboxone

By Maia Szalavitz

Studies show that maintenance therapy is the most effective treatment for opiate addiction. So why are abstinence fundamentalists so bitterly against it? 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 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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Despite a decade-long battle with crippling heroin addiction, Afghanistan remains reluctant in its desire to treat addicts.

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A new oxycodone painkiller called Tarqiniq ER will feature a naloxone inhibitor when tablet is crushed.

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Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing.

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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