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October 03rd 2014:What An Inpatient Treatment Facility Is, and Isn't - With the Betty Ford Center

In this episode I will be talking with Betsy Farver-Smith, the executive director of treatment services from the Betty Ford Center about what a drug and alcohol inpatient treatment facility is and isn't. The way we view addiction and the current problem has changed dramatically since the Betty Ford Center has opened its doors in 1982. Because of old stereotypes, there are many misconceptions and stigma's attached to inpatient treatment facilities which hold people back from getting the help they need. We need to change this! Topics for discussion will include how treatment has changed over

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Betsy Farver-Smith, MAAC

Betsy Farver-Smith, MAAC, holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Southern California and a Masters of Art in Addiction Counseling from the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies. A 1997 alumnus of the Center, Betsy served as a member of the BFC Alumni Board of Directors before accepting a counselor position there in 2002. In 2004, she transitioned to the Betty Ford Center Foundation and returned to campus in 2012 to become one of the Center’s first Patient Advocates. She became Executive Director, Treatment Services in September 2013. During her time with the Betty Ford Foundation, Betsy had the privilege of getting to know Mrs. Ford on a personal level. This was during
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