Betty Ford Center (BFC) is a non-profit, separately[clarification
needed] licensed residential chemical dependency recovery in Rancho
Mirage, California. It offers inpatient, outpatient, and residential
day treatment for alcohol and other drug addictions, as well as
prevention and education programs for family and children.[citation
Betty Ford Center, which is adjacent to Eisenhower Medical
Center, has 100 inpatient beds available on their campus and
additional lodging for 84 clients in the Residential Day Treatment
Betty Ford Center opened on October 4, 1982.
In 2015, the
Betty Ford Center opened an outpatient addiction
treatment clinic in West Los Angeles. 
The Center was co-founded by former U.S. First Lady Betty Ford,
Leonard Firestone and Dr. James West in 1982. West also served as
Betty Ford Center's first medical director from 1982 until
1989. He left that position to become the
Betty Ford Center's
director of outpatient services.
Betty Ford's decision to undertake such a project followed on the
heels of her own battle with alcohol dependence and diazepam
addiction and release from the Long Beach Naval Hospital.
Betty Ford Center merged with
Hazelden Foundation on February 10,
2014, to create the Hazelden
Betty Ford Foundation.
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www.hazeldenbettyford.org - official website
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Betty Ford