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“My counselor was absolutely amazing.  I don't know that I would have been able to open up as much as I did with anyone else.  She was firm when necessary and also caring and compassionate with tremendous insight."

Adults 18 years of age and older come to the Betty Ford Center for treatment because their life under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs has become unmanageable. Our Inpatient Program provides a thorough clinical and medical assessment, detoxification, and primary treatment services. Patients live in gender-specific residence halls on a private, safe and secure 20-acre campus, located in Rancho Mirage, California. Inpatient Treatment may be recommended for individuals who may require a prolonged detoxification; and/or individuals who may require stabilization. Once stabilized, patients may be transferred to Day Treatment to continue primary care.

After stabilization, each patient is assigned a treatment team, which includes a physician, nurse, psychologist, primary counselor, case manager, spiritual care counselor, family counselor, dietician, fitness trainer, and chemical dependency technician. This team is responsible for assessing and working with each patient to establish an individualized plan of care and post-treatment recommendations designed to support ongoing recovery. Upon completion of treatment, patients will possess a better understanding of the disease of addiction, and recognize the necessity and importance of 12-Step involvement.

After patients are stabilized, each day consists of a full schedule of treatment activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, individual therapy, specialty groups, fitness, educational lectures, and group therapy, which is the core of treatment at the Betty Ford Center.

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During their stay, all patients develop a foundation in 12-Step recovery and are presented with the necessary tools to enhance the progress made during treatment. Additionally, family and/or loved ones are encouraged to participate in the Center's Family Program and Children's Program.

The end of treatment in Rancho Mirage marks the beginning of a partnership with Betty Ford Center alumni. Chapters and individuals around the world continue to support patients, their family and friends in their new lives of sobriety.

Betty Ford Center recognizes long-term treatment as the "Gold Standard" for care. Because of the many benefits associated with long-term treatment, 90 days or longer is the optimal length of stay.  Some patients may decide to extend their stay beyond 30 days at Betty Ford Center as an additional step in the continuum of care.

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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