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Betty Ford Center

Betty Ford Center
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
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Geography
Location Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Coordinates

33°45′47″N 116°24′05″W / 33.7630802°N 116.4013637°W / 33.7630802; -116.4013637Coordinates: 33°45′47″N 116°24′05″W / 33.7630802°N 116.4013637°W / 33.7630802; -116.4013637{{#coordinates:33.7630802|-116.4013637|type:landmark_region:US-CA|||||| |primary |name=

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Services
History
Founded October 4, 1982 (1982-10-04)
Links
Website www.bettyfordcenter.org
Lists Hospitals in California

The Betty Ford Center (BFC) is a non-profit, separately[clarification needed] licensed residential chemical dependency recovery in Rancho Mirage, California. It offers inpatient, outpatient, and residential day treatment for alcohol and other drug addictions, as well as prevention and education programs for family and children. Template:Citation needed span The Betty Ford Center opened on October 4, 1982.[1]

In 2015, the Betty Ford Center opened an outpatient addiction treatment clinic in West Los Angeles. [2]

History

The Center was co-founded by former U.S. First Lady Betty Ford, Leonard Firestone and Dr. James West in 1982.[3] West also served as the Betty Ford Center's first medical director from 1982 until 1989.[3] He left that position to become the Betty Ford Center's director of outpatient services.[3]

Betty Ford's decision to undertake such a project followed on the heels of her own battle with alcohol dependence and diazepam addiction[4] and release from the Long Beach Naval Hospital.[5]

Betty Ford Center merged with Hazelden Foundation on February 10, 2014, to create the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

References

  1. ^ Nelson, Valerie J. (2011-08-04). "Pioneer in surgery, addiction treatment". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  2. ^ Pelham, Victoria (2015-01-18). "Betty Ford Center to open new L.A. outpatient clinic". The Desert Sun. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  3. ^ a b c Brambila, Nicole C. (2011-08-01). "Kidney transplant pioneer James West dies in Palm Desert". The Desert Sun. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  4. ^ "Betty Ford Reflects on Center's 20 Years". ABC News. October 20, 2002. Retrieved 2014-11-28.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  5. ^ "Betty Ford Biography". Ann Arbor, Michigan: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum. April 2, 2012. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 

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