Families in Recovery: Susan Ford on Her Mother’s Legacy and the Founding of the Betty Ford Center

Episode Six of the SVG|Hazelden Betty Ford “Families in Recovery” series features a very special guest: Susan Ford, Betty Ford’s daughter, and former chair of the board of the Betty Ford Center.

When First Lady Betty Ford opened the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, it began a new era in addiction treatment and recovery, and Susan discusses her mother’s efforts to ensure that women have equal access to treatment options, why it’s important that addiction is viewed as a family disease, and how alumni activities from HBF can make a difference in maintaining long-term sobriety, and more.

The episode, hosted by Bryan Fenley, Fox Sports Radio national anchor, features Ms. Ford as well as Jerry Moe, who for 23 years was Executive Director of the Betty Ford National Children’s Program. Moe is also an advisor for “Sesame Street,” where he helps shape the show’s discussions around addiction and mental health.

Whether it’s education videos, lectures, meditative exercises, or peer support, resources are available at https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/. The HBF team has created world class services as an essential resource in its continuum of care. Learn more about support and treatment options, how you and your family can benefit, and how HBF has found and utilized a globally-recognized approach which can offer amazing results.

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