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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

11505 36th Avenue North, Plymouth, Minnesota, 55441
Hazelden helps restore hope, healing, and health to people affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. All who seek recovery will find it, and the stigma of addiction will be overcome. Treat the whole person as well as the illness. Treat every person with dignity and respect. Continue a commitment to the Twelve Step fellowship. Be of service. Remain open to innovation.

Facility Highlights

  • Outpatient Addiction Treatment
  • Assessments
  • Parent Recovery Group

Specialization

  • Residential Addiction Treatment

    Hazelden's addiction treatment programs are based on years of research and study. Our philosophy is to treat each person who comes to us with respect and dignity while providing a safe and comfortable place in which to heal. Our programs include integrated mental health services for co-occurring mental health issues. Each patient's length of stay is truly individualized and based on the client's needs. Males and females are provided care on separate gender-specific units. Because of its intensive nature, the course of residential treatment may range from 2-26 weeks based on individual clinical needs.
  • College Bound Track

    We know that completing treatment is only the beginning of getting well. By addressing the problems that arise at the crossroads between college living and recovery, Hazelden's College Bound track gives young adults the best chance of achieving academic success while working a recovery program.

Facility Settings

  • Wilderness

Meet the Staff

  • Mark Sheets
    Mark SheetsExecutive Director at Plymouth and the Youth Continuum
    Mark Sheets is the Executive Director of the Hazelden youth treatment facility in Plymouth, Minn. and the Youth Continuum at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. He has worked at the foundation for 31 years as a counselor, unit supervisor, manager and director of Clinical Services, executive director of the Adult Continuum in Center City, and executive director of Regional Recovery services. He received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, is a graduate of Hazelden's Counselor Training Program and received his master's degree in Human Development from St. Mary's University. Sheets is the author of the booklet, Quitting Meth, Hazelden Publishing.
  • Joseph Lee, MD
    Joseph Lee, MDMedical Director of the Youth Continuum
    Dr. Joe Lee serves as the medical director for Hazelden's Youth Continuum, and is the author of the new book, Recovering My Kid: Parenting Young Adults in Treatment and Beyond. Dr. Lee is Hazelden's thought leader on matters related to youth, addiction, families, and mental health. A triple boarded physician, he completed his Adult Psychiatry residency at Duke University Hospital and his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Substance Abuse Committee. Given his degree of specialization and powerful messaging, Dr. Lee has been featured in media venues including CNN, the Dr. Oz Show, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal. Dr.

Financial Details

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mom
    My daughter was reluctant to go into treatment from the beginning. She felt she wasn't through and had not reached rock bottom. She enter Hazelden Betty Ford Plymouth and stayed for 60 days. The professionals there worked with us to ensure her treatment was individualized to her needs. She is in her early 20's, intelligent, charismatic and presents as very mature. A critical part in treatment is a therapeutic relationship; one of trust and honesty. Her counselor was knowledgeable and had the ability to develop this type of relationship with our daughter. The other counselors were also versed in their ability to listen, validate and help her see how active addiction impacted her perception. They understood that some of her helping behaviors were actually avoidance behaviors. I attended the family program and found it to useful in helping me assess my role and how to support our daughter in a consistent way that allowed her to take ownership of managing her disease and allowing us to grow in our relationship. While in treatment she she received, medical, psychological, and nursing service.I do think the advertisement for services is someone inflated. There was not individual therapy on a weekly/regular basis but there was group therapy sessions facilitated by master level practitioners. I was under the impression the facility offered EMDR therapy and trauma informed treatment/care but they did not. Their focus is treating addiction and other co existing condition but there expertise is in addiction. I also agree that they follow the AA 12 step program and did not offer NA meetings. Meeting are tricky because they are run by participants and when participants are in treatment it is difficult to follow the process in a productive manner without someone guiding the process. The treatment team including the doctor and psychologist who both contacted me in regards to treatment options as our daughter progressed. She went into a sober living home in St. Paul Minnesota and attended the Intensive outpatient Program at Hazelden St Paul. for 6 weeks at which time she relapsed. The IOP program staff were again amazing. They understood the nature of the disease and worked with her to to manage her disease and hold her accountable for her actions. Our daughter choose to leave the program and two days later she made the decision on her own to back into treatment. She is currently back in treatment at Hazelden. In working with the treatment team and our daughter the decision was made for her to go back into residential treatment but at another location that worked with adults and not adolescence. She attended Hazeldon Center City Residential Care and was more ready to be honest with herself and accept treatment. Overall I would highly recommend both Plymouth for adolescent treatment and St Paul's IOP program; knowing the person will need outside services and supports. The biggest challenge is finding the right fit for the person who needs treatment. Each campus/facility has a different vibe.
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    This place is horrible! $1,200/day and my daughter did 1 step in 30 days! And she shouldn’t have even gotten the first step because she’s still blaming me for “putting her in there.” The only chance of family involvement was if you committed to being there sun-wed for 8 hours a day. How are we supposed to pay for this place when we need to miss 3 days of work just to be involved. They won’t work you either on those hours! I’m beside myself on how much money they are taking for being a “babysitter.”
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    They will lie to get you into ther facilities. They they you everything is covered by insurance. Come to find out later after a week or two of doing nothing for you that you will be billed for your stay. If don’t pay it they kick you out and send you to collections! Worst place ever!! They don’t care about you only the money they can collect from you at your worst! I bet they remove this post for telling the truth!
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    The accommodations, food and most of the staff were all great. My only complaint is that Hazelden only offers 12-Step-based treatment. The intake counselor my family and I spoke with on the phone lied, telling us that they were incorporating the latest techniques and were less 12-Step focused than in the past. This was absolutely false. I have nothing against the 12 Steps - far from it. They have helped millions of people. I’ve seen them work miracles on people I was tempted to dismiss as beyond saving. They can work for anyone. And don’t worry if you’re not that into God. Hazelden constantly reminds people that their “higher power” doesn’t have to be God. My problem isn’t with the 12 Steps, it’s that this is the only approach Hazelden utilizes. . If you question the idea that only the 12 Steps can get you sober at Hazelden, you are in for tough time. You will be told that you will relapse. You will be told that your only future is jail, institutionalization or death from your addiction. You will be described as “terminally unique.” Your way thinking will be labeled “grandiose.” And all those people who got sober without the 12 Steps? According to Hazelden, they are simply “dry drunks.” If you can’t or won’t follow the 12 Steps, Hazelden will not help you. Most nights at Hazelden, residents attend a lecture from previous patients who achieved sobriety through their program. One fellow I saw speak had been through Hazelden SEVEN times. Between his first and last visit, he lost everything - his job, his house and his family. You might think that after the third or fourth time, they would consider suggesting a different type of treatment for him. Apparently they never did, they took his money every time. I’m glad that this man is now sober, but I can’t help but wonder if, had he chosen a different approach, would he have had to pay such a steep price? If you had a different illness that was also potentially life-threatening, what kind of doctor would you seek out? Would you go to a doctor that only offers one treatment and prescribes it to everyone regardless of their symptoms? Or would you want someone that was aware of all of the possible treatments and would prescribe the one that will work best for you? A more appropriate question might be, would you seek treatment at a spiritual center? Hazelden is really a spiritual program. I don’t have a problem with that, but please realize that most of the staff are not doctors or psychologists. Their counselors typically have less training than chiropractors. One thing to be aware of with Hazelden, and this is true for a lot of other residential programs as well, is that they do not allow patients ta take certain medications, even when prescribed by a physician. In my case, I was denied access to my ADHD medicine which meant I felt physically terrible for the entire 28 days. If you take any medications, double-check that you will be allowed to have them in the program that you choose. If a person is desperate to reclaim their life from addiction and are willing to do whatever they are told, Hazelden is a great option. . If you are interested in a treatment that’s based on psychology and/or medicine, or at least would like to be offered science-based options, I would look elsewhere. If money is an issue, or you’re on the fence about residential treatment, I can sum up what Hazelden teaches with this: For the rest of your life: 1. Go to AA/NA meetings 2. Get an AA/NA sponsor 3. Work the 12 Steps In any case, know that millions of people have overcome their addictions. There is hope! God speed to you and your family.