Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

4.3 (13 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
867 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610
8772316719 Visit Website
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  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
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Treating addiction. Transforming lives. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has been saving lives and restoring families from substance abuse and addiction for more than 60 years. We offer every patient the best chance of lifelong recovery.

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.

Reviews at a Glance

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Facility has a long standing reputation for it's outpatient programs. Affiliation with Betty Ford has necessitated alignment with 12-step program. Honestly, many of the principles are archaic. Some qu...


Don't bring a service dog that's certified as a comfort dog even if you have PSD, I was told to send it home.


Exercise equipment was new. Chicago area was a downfall. Convenient.


Staff is knowledgable. It is very expensive. It has been successful for me.


Staff is very helpful. Rooms are to small. Facility is very well maintained.


Strengths: Qualified, education and sober staff and counselors Resources on site. Very beautiful facility in a very high class area of Chicago.


Effective treatment but congested area. The treatment plans are effective and valuable.


Group discussions were a strength of the facility.


The coordinated treatments were beneficial. The staff was not always cheerful. This facilities treatment plan was challenging but effective.


This was the best decision I have ever made. It saved my life. They treated me with the highest level of respect and were extremely knowledgable.


Hazelden provided a comprehensive approach to rehab that allowed me to build a new life without alcohol. I replaced my alcohol addiction with productive use of time. I emerged a better person. Stren...


It was a wonderful facility with great staff. It saved my life. The only weakness was the lectures given.


It was an awful place!! It was a jail facility.

Areas of Focus
Individual Therapy

This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Key Staff Members
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    Ramsen Kasha - Executive Director for Hazelden in Chicago

    Ramsen Kasha, MBA, MS, CADC, LCPC, has been in the field of addiction treatment and mental health for over 15 years and with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation since 2005. During his tenure, Ramsen has worked as a counselor in the structured recovery housing, supervised the intake department, and served as the clinical director. In 2013, he assumed his current role as executive director. Ramsen is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor in the state of Illinois. He holds dual undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology and has a master in human services counseling with professional graduate certificates in addictions counseling and employee assistance counseling from National Louis University. He also obtained an MBA in Healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix. Ramsen has presented at conferences and in the media on a wide variety of topics, including: Motivational Interviewing; Differences Between the Coaching Model and Counseling; The Growth of Opioid Use in America; and Trends in Drug Use and Addictions Treatment.

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    Robert Carty - Director Clinical Services, Chicago

    Robert Carty, LCSW, CADC, CCJP, for more than 35 years, has served in the addictions treatment profession in various roles - counselor, supervisor, trainer, author, mentor, board member and administrator. This included more than a decade of coordinating an accredited training program in Chicago to prepare individuals to become addictions counselors. During this time, he co-wrote a book with William White and others entitled The Training Life. From 1998 to 2003, he worked as a Deputy Director of Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities, designing and implementing programs to help parolees from the Illinois Department of Corrections sustain drug-free and crime-free lives in their communities across the state. Later, Bob developed Partnerships in Clinical Training and Consultation (PCTC), providing consulting services to recovery-based programs spanning the country from New England to Alaska. The key focus of this technical assistance was on Recovery Management principles, such as peer-based, recovery support and recovery-oriented systems of care. In 2011, the Illinois Certification Board named him the "Professional of the Year" for his service to this field. Following his PCTC years, he was the Program Coordinator of Harborview Recovery Center, a hospital-based treatment program. In August, 2015, he was extremely pleased to join the team at the Chicago facility of Hazelden Betty Ford as its Director of Clinical Services. Throughout his career, Bob has sought to help clients to initiate sustainable recovery and to help clinicians to provide high-quality services.