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Betty Ford Center Drug Rehab in Rancho Mirage, California

The world-renowned Betty Ford Center, specializing in treatment programs for addiction to alcohol and other drugs, is located in the resort community of Rancho Mirage, California, just 20 minutes south of Palm Springs.

Established in 1982 by former First Lady and outspoken addiction recovery advocate Betty Ford, the iconic rehab center sits on a private, 20-acre campus, adjacent to the Eisenhower Medical Center. In establishing the Rancho Mirage addiction treatment center, Betty Ford and the facility’s co-founders patterned the drug and alcohol rehab approach after the Hazelden Foundation’s holistic Minnesota Model of care. The addiction treatment approach combines multidisciplinary care for the body, mind and spirit with Twelve Step practices of mutual support. In 2014, the Betty Ford Center and Hazelden merged, forming the nation’s leading nonprofit drug addiction treatment center, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

In recognition of addiction to alcohol and other drugs as a chronic disease—and recovery as a new way of living—our rehab programs are individualized, collaborative and incorporate varying levels and frequencies of care, as needed.

Rehab programs and services available at the Betty Ford Center campus include bio-psycho-social assessments, medical detox as well as ongoing medical care, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment, integrated mental health services, nearby sober living homes, animal-assisted programming, education and support for families and children, and post-rehab continuing care treatment groups to strengthen long-term recovery.

If you or a loved one are struggling with substance abuse, contact us or call 1-877-675-2152 today, to speak with a recovery expert

Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab
Often referred to as residential treatment, inpatient drug abuse programs at the Betty Ford Center are gender-specific and tailored to meet the specific need of each individual in our care. As a patient, your treatment plan will be developed by a team of clinicians and influenced by a number of factors related to your alcohol or drug use, including:

  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Gender
  • Family history
  • Types of substances used
  • Potential for relapse
  • Medical necessity

Inpatient drug rehab typically begins with medical stabilization and detox, followed by a phased approach to care where the patient advances through addiction treatment programming at an individualized pace based on reaching clinical milestones. Core treatment components of our inpatient rehab program include:

  • Assessment/evaluation
  • Group therapy
  • Educational lectures
  • Integrated mental health services for co-occurring disorders
  • Special-focus groups for pain, grief and LGBTQ+
  • Twelve Step Facilitation therapy
  • Wellness activities (fitness, yoga, Qi Gong)
  • Spiritual care services
  • Individual therapy
  • Animal-assisted programming with Malcolm, an Australian Labradoodle

Patients who have more complex addiction issues may require more time in treatment to address:

  • Co-occurring mental health complications
  • Relapse prevention
  • Sober living skills
  • Special issues and concerns

Listen to the Let’s Talk podcast about what to expect in treatment.

Tour Betty Ford Center’s Main Campus
Take a tour of our Rancho Mirage facility, meet our animal-assisted therapy dogs and watch more videos about Hazelden Betty Ford.

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