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May 15, 2018, 14:07 ET Brother Ali to headline HazelFest 2018

Hip hop star Brother Ali will headline an expanded lineup at this year's HazelFest, the one-of-a-kind sober music festival that has grown to become...


Oct 17, 2017, 09:30 ET Survey: college administrators see problems as more students view marijuana as safe

A majority of college administrators in a new survey say that more students believe marijuana to be "safe," drawing concern that changing attitudes...


Oct 13, 2017, 11:47 ET College administrators speak out on student marijuana use in first national survey of its kind

The first-ever national survey of college administrators on their perceptions related to student marijuana use will be released at a forum Tuesday,...


Sep 28, 2017, 09:30 ET Collegiate Recovery Movement Gains Strength in Midst of Addiction Crisis

As the nation looks for solutions to the complex addiction crisis underlying its staggering overdose epidemic, one idea gaining strength is to...


Sep 13, 2017, 13:51 ET "The Haven at College" Joins Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Innovative Patient Care Network

The Haven at College, which offers on-campus addiction treatment and recovery support services at premiere universities across the U.S., will join...


Aug 14, 2017, 12:34 ET Recommendations from National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being Applauded by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Calling it a "groundbreaking and lifesaving report," the head of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's legal professionals program...


Aug 02, 2017, 11:30 ET Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Launches Patient Care Network, Announces First Member is Avera Health of South Dakota

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation announced today the launch of its new Patient Care Network—the first of its kind in the addiction treatment...


Jul 31, 2017, 14:58 ET Is one solution to the opioid epidemic to force those in danger of overdosing into treatment?

As the death toll from the opioid epidemic continues to rise, more families, advocates and health care providers are looking at the option of...


Jul 06, 2017, 15:39 ET America's Opioid Crisis: A National Town Hall

How can people who narrowly survive a drug overdose put their lives in danger again by immediately returning to substance use? And what...


Jun 27, 2017, 10:00 ET Opioid Crisis About Much More Than Opioids

People who experience problems using prescription painkillers, heroin and other opioids tend to have other substance use issues as well, a...


May 24, 2017, 12:05 ET Beyond Binging: "High-Intensity Drinking"

A substantial proportion of young adults are engaging in levels of alcohol consumption beyond the "binge" threshold, sparking new concerns among...


Apr 18, 2017, 10:15 ET Marijuana is getting more powerful

New research raises concerns about the ever-increasing potency of marijuana and the new ways it is being used. That according to the first edition...


Apr 13, 2017, 10:15 ET Lizzo, Har Mar Superstar to headline Hazelfest's 5th anniversary event

For its fifth anniversary, HazelFest has booked rising star Lizzo to headline what has become a one-of-a-kind highlight in Minnesota's summer...


Apr 04, 2017, 10:15 ET Surviving the Trauma of Addiction Begins in Elementary School

The Betty Ford Center Children's Program, which educates and supports girls and boys ages 7-12 to be healthy and safe when a family member has a...


Mar 30, 2017, 10:57 ET Dr. John B. King, Jr., Secretary of Education under President Obama, To Present Keynote Address at Educator Conference in Minnesota

The nationally-renowned BARR Center will welcome Dr. John B. King, Jr., Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama and President and CEO...


Feb 15, 2017, 10:15 ET Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week brings needed attention to the most vulnerable victims of addiction, says Betty Ford Center Children's Program

The world-renowned Betty Ford Center Children's Program kicked off Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week by holding its 18th annual Reunion Roundup...


Jan 05, 2017, 10:04 ET Denver Family Drug Courts and the Betty Ford Center Children's Program Reunify Families Broken by Addiction

For many families with an addiction to alcohol and other drugs, a promising solution comes through the court system. Family integrated treatment...


Oct 20, 2016, 08:58 ET Denver-Area Paramedic/Firefighter Recovers from Opioid/Heroin Addiction

For 12 years, Jeremiah G. has been the one giving accident victims and others with life-threatening injuries a chance at life. As a paramedic, he...


Sep 27, 2016, 09:08 ET Denver-Area Youth Overcomes a Parent's Addictions and Follows a Dream

Kids growing up in homes where addiction has been a problem often walk on egg shells. They blame themselves and stumble through a fog of self-doubt...


Aug 17, 2016, 11:54 ET The Most Vulnerable Victims of Addiction Tell Their Story

They experience much pain but are often forgotten during recovery. Children and younger siblings of those caught in an addiction trap are...


Jul 27, 2016, 11:21 ET Betty Ford Center introduces state-of-the-art protocol to treat opioid addiction

The national nonprofit Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation announced today it is building on the successful implementation of its leading edge opioid...


Jun 16, 2016, 10:47 ET Summer Celebrations Can Turn Deadly for Children of Families Touched by Addiction

Summer provides us with many reasons to celebrate, which oftentimes means consumption of liquor and other inebriating substances. For children of...


Jun 08, 2016, 11:03 ET Global Bullying Prevention Meetings Highlight the OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program continues to take center stage in the worldwide effort to prevent bullying. Preparation is underway for an...


Feb 03, 2016, 09:00 ET ABA, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation release first national study on attorney substance use, mental health concerns

 A new, landmark study conducted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance...


Oct 02, 2015, 16:02 ET Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation To Host Workshop For Montana Professionals

 The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider, will host a series of professional workshops,...