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For Professionals Who Work With Kids

Betty Ford Center provides insight and information on various topics related to addiction, treatment and recovery.

Doctor's Office

Insight on aspects of the disease of addiction from the Betty Ford Center medical staff.

“Growing Up In An Alcoholic Family”
April 17th, 2012 - Betty Ford Center

Lost Childhood : Growing Up In An Alcoholic Family is a half-hour program told in three...

Kids’ Bill of Rights
April 17th, 2012 - Betty Ford Center

You have the right to be yourself. You have the right to ask for help. You have a...


The Betty Ford Center currently provides seven programs tailored to the needs of alcoholics, addicts and their families.

You Are Not Alone, Part I
April 26th, 2012 - Betty Ford Center

For many of the interested parents who sign up for our program, there may be a lot of fear...

Continuing Care Unique to Each Program, Uniformly Valuable
April 17th, 2012 - Betty Ford Center

Continuing care is an essential ingredient to the recovery process for alcoholics, addicts and...

Recovery News

Current activities and events of interest at the Betty Ford Center.

Colorado Local News
September 13th, 2012 - Betty Ford Center

This past July, the Betty Ford Colorado Children’s Program moved to a new location.  Our...

California Local News
September 13th, 2012 - Betty Ford Center

The Children’s staff at the Betty Ford Center care deeply about the wellbeing of the children...

Book Review: The ACOA Trauma Syndrome: The Impact of Childhood Pain on Adult Relationships
September 13th, 2012 - Betty Ford Center

Dr. Tian Dayton is a dynamic therapist, psychodramatist, and prolific author in the recovery...

Dallas Local News
September 12th, 2012 - Betty Ford Center

Five Star Kids has long partnered with several other organizations, including St. Andrew’s...

BFC Insights

Features on aspects of alcoholism and addiction.

A Meal to not Remember
April 25th, 2013 - Jerry Moe

The Betty Ford Children’s Program serves such a richly diverse group of families hurt by...

Helping Children Through Loss and Grief
April 25th, 2013 - Lindsey Chadwick

Thomas, an 8-year-old boy with a big heart and a wonderful smile, lost his father to addiction...

Kids Feel It, Too: Decreasing Shame and Stigma
April 25th, 2013 - Peggy McGillicuddy

The Children’s Program provides healing, hope and support to the youngest family members...

The Challenges and Benefits of Group Work with both Addicted and Non-Addicted Parents
September 13th, 2012 - Elizabeth Devine

The program’s primary focus is to offer support and guidance to kids who love someone with...

It is About Having Fun! Easing Into Group
September 13th, 2012 - Peggy McGillicuddy

I am always nervous, apprehensive and a little scared on the first morning of a program. No...

Before A Rule Is Broken: Proactive Behavior Management
April 26th, 2012 - Betty Ford Center

In the last issue of Planting Seeds, I wrote about creating safety with rules and...

Help is available. So is hope.

Call our Admissions Counselors and allow our team to discuss options and walk you through the process.

(800) 434-7365