Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Philosophy
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.
Areas of 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.
Meet the Staff
Executive 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
Medical 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.
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ABOUT HAZELDEN BETTY FORD FOUNDATION – PLYMOUTH
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation campus in Plymouth, Minn. offers residential and outpatient treatment for young people ages 12 to 25 who are struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Medically assisted detox, opioid treatment, and family support services are also available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Residential clients at Hazelden Betty Ford in Plymouth begin with a comprehensive assessment process, lasting up to five days, during which clinicians establish an individualized treatment plan, which is typically completed in one to three months.
The core of Hazelden’s residential treatment is an evidence-based, 12-step abstinence program. Treatment is highly structured and includes group therapy, educational sessions, dual diagnosis treatment, and various holistic activities such as animal-assisted therapy and mindfulness exercises.
Known as COR-12, Hazelden’s specialized opiate treatment program incorporates 12-step concepts with medication-assisted treatment. One-on-one therapy is available, along with a four-day family program.
Both intensive outpatient programs (IOP) and partial hospitalization programming (PHP) involve the same principles and practices as residential treatment. Groups meet as many as 24 hours per week. Recommended aftercare through the Hazelden network includes digital and in-person sessions.
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Plymouth employs a 24-hour nursing staff, licensed alcohol and drug counselors, and master’s-level therapists. According to information provided by the facility to Rehabs.com, the medical director is triple-board certified in general and adolescent psychiatry and addiction medicine.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Residents sleep four to a room in gender-specific units with privacy structures for each individual. In addition to art and music rooms, residents have access to an on-site gym, a rock climbing wall, and weights. Clients eat in a cafeteria-style dining hall and are expected to participate in chores. The facility coordinates with each teen's home school to provide on-site schooling.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The six former clients polled by Rehabs.com to date provided overall favorable feedback for Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Plymouth facility. Limitations on treatment approaches were the most commonly cited weakness, with alumni characterizing the program as too focused on the 12-Steps or inadequate for dual diagnosis treatment.
Counseling Options: 3.3/5
Holistic Offerings: 2.8/5
Three of the four asked about the staff’s level of training and experience were positive and comments represented staff as friendly and supportive. Two alumni complimented Plymouth’s food while all alumni approved of the facility's cleanliness. Several reviewers cited the facility’s family program as a strength.
Family Participation: 4.8/5
Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4/5
On Google, 16 individuals contributed to an average rating for Hazelden Plymouth of 3.5 out of five stars. Reviews tended to echo those on Rehabs.com, including four who noted that the program was geared toward younger clients (teens, not residents in their 20’s).
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Of the 14 loved ones polled by Rehabs.com, 11 provided positive feedback for Hazelden Plymouth and three were critical. Twelve were polled more extensively, with results mostly in line with alumni. One exception was a lower average rating for family programming (4.8 stars from alumni and 3.9 from loved ones).
About one-quarter characterized the treatment overall as too inflexible, not individualized. Most reported that the cost was high, but worth it.
Counseling Options: 3.6/5
Dual Diagnosis Treatment: 3.6/5
The staff and facility’s maintenance received the most compliments, although more than one reviewer expressed concerns in each area. A single loved one cited a good ratio of staff to clients as a strength, echoing one alum.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.2/5
Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.1/5
Both parents who reviewed Plymouth on Google offered positive feedback.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Both Indeed and Glassdoor had six staff reviews apiece for Hazelden Plymouth at the time of this writing. They tended to agree that the “frontline” staff were committed to supporting clients’ recovery. Nevertheless, two reported inadequate training and one Glassdoor reviewer concurred with alumni and parent perspectives on the facility’s unpreparedness to treat co-occurring mental health disorders. A representative Indeed reviewer described coworkers and clients as “wonderful” to work with, but staff as overworked.
Hazelden does not publish its fees online. Some financial aid is available to those who qualify, and Hazelden is in-network with an extensive list of insurance companies, according to its website. The 16 individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com moderately approved of the facility's cost.
Published on August 2018
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