Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

3.6 (35 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
11505 36th Avenue North
Plymouth, MN 55441
8662613734 Visit Website
Paying for Treatment
  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

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.

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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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 profe...


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 ...


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 st...


Facility was clean.


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 l...


I thought the program was excellent!! Very positve and supportive, great counselors! I'm grateful that my son was able to have the experience and the opportunity to go to Hazelden. I really enjoyed th...


Pretty facility. Cookie-cutter one program fits all. Facility caters to the self-pay wealthy client. They get your money up front and leave you to battle for any insurance monies. Do not go here unle...


Our son was at Hazelden for 8 days before he was seen by a psychiatrist. In 24 days, he had spent less than 75 minutes with the psychologist. We were never contacted by Family Services to participate ...


strengths: staff to patient ratio, excellent food, excellent mental health services, family program, and helpful groups. weaknesses: a couple unmotivated/rude techs, expensive And my biggest compla...


Employees were good. Costly. Clean and well maintained


Very clean and organized, staff are well-trained and very accommodating. They have to improve on their admission and check out process. This facility is quite good. Treatment programs depends on your ...


Experienced staff. Price was high.


Strengths: Staff/patient ratio, experience. Very good program to include parents/loved ones in process, explaining how they can help (or hurt!)


Well run, tight ship. However, didn't quite solve all my friend's issues. Need to treat the inside of a person, not just the addiction.


Very helpful. My brother went here. It was okay.


Accommodation were great but there was an inability to work with dual disorders. Excellent accommodations, well respected, family support.


Excellent facility.


Not enough room, need to turn clients away. Excellent facility.


Staff was very friendly and supportive. However, staff enjoyed putting words in patients mouths to make them feel a certain way causing a sort of distrust. Out patient program was particularly ineffe...


An overall great facility but needs improved counseling options.


My boyfriend, age 19, went to this location. He had no complaints about the accommodations, amenities, meals, or nutrition. But if your loved one is truly suffering from an addiction, his was heroin, ...


The providers seemed caring and helpful. They were very patient and worked hard to make sure treatment was successful. However, it was not very clean.


The treatment worked for my loved one but I have never been to the facility and only know about it from my loved one and by reputation. I am only aware that they have an excellent reputation and that ...


Do NOT recommend this facility to anyone over the age of 19. I found it extremely hard and nearly impossible to relate or connect with anyone there (I was 21 when I went there). ... They need to use a...


Strengths include: Co-occurring disorders, young people, family programming, food. The best facility that my family could have sent me to. Staff was helpful, supportive, and comforting during the enti...


... I felt that it was also horribly expensive and when I contacted them years later for help they wanted more money to treat my son.


Gave me and my family the education and spiritual foundation to heal during my stay and to set me up for success outside of treatment. Strengths included: aftercare recommendations, family involvement...


Was my parents choice to go here. Helped me get clean.


It works when addict is there. Once they get out, it starts all over again. Not effective.


I do think the fee was a bit high otherwise would recommend this place. Offered parents seminar for 3 full days.


I've been to better facilities, many patients did not want help.


(My child) has stopped abusing addictive substances, engaging in harmful behavior, has a (renewed) motivation and attitude to want to change...is more self aware and confident, makes better choices an...

Areas of Focus
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.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Mark Sheets
    Mark Sheets - 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.

  • Photo of Joseph Lee, MD
    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.