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How Betty Ford's Surprising Progressivism Inspired Millions

Despite being thrust into the role of first lady with no warning, Betty Ford will be remembered as one of the most independent first ladies we've ever had

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 93

This is the grave of Gerald and Betty Ford. Gerald Ford was a conservative Midwestern Christian. This defined him and it defined his politics. We don’t really remember Ford as a strong conservative these days. That’s for a few reasons–Reagan ran to his right in 1980, he was a pretty genial guy, and Chevy Chase’s […]

The Law's Drinking Problem Isn't Limited to Lawyers

The legal profession has a drinking problem. More than one in five attorneys is a problem drinker, according to a study by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and rates of alcoholism are much higher in attorneys than in the general public. But attorneys aren't the only legal professionals with......

"Since the Easter Egg Roll was revived under Betty Ford, most of the first ladies who have hosted the event wore suits, or at least jackets, suggesting it was a professional commitment."

"Hillary Clinton displayed her penchant for rainbow-colored pantsuits when she was host, resplendent one year in buttercup yellow, another in grass green. When the Obamas were in the White House, they significantly relaxed the rules, the president often going without a tie or jacket, and Michelle Obama most often in pants with a J. Show More Summary

Melania Trump isn't comparing herself to Jackie Kennedy

8 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Almost two decades ago, Melania Trump (then-Melania Knauss) told The New York Times she'd like to have a traditional role "like Betty Ford or Jackie Kennedy" if she ever lived in the White House. At the time, her boyfriend Donald Trump — whom she married in 2005 — considered running for president. Show More Summary

Healing the Health Professional

8 months agoHealth : Well

An addiction counselor at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation says her job allows for creativity and spontaneity.

Stocks Are Sky-High – Here’s How to Profit from the Big Fall

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, which ought to know a thing or two about behavioral disorders, once defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result." The post Stocks Are Sky-High – Here’s How to Profit from the Big Fall was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Study Indicates Lawyers Struggling With Substance Use and Other Mental Health Issues

Shutterstock The American Bar Association (ABA) has partnered with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundationto study the rates of substance use and other mental health concerns among lawyers, and its findings were reported in the Journal of Addiction Medicine. (See the full study here.) A sample of 12,825 licensed, employed attorneys completed surveys, assessing [...]

Simon & Schuster to Distribute Betty Ford Foundation Books

Simon & Schuster has formed a sales and distribution agreement with Hazelden Publishing, a division of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

This 1952 Buick land-speed record holder can be yours for $195,000

This 1952 Buick raw steel-finished beauty has a lot of titles, from its formal model name — the Super Riviera — to six-time land-speed world record holder. You can just call her "Bombshell Betty." SEE ALSO: Ford gave its $450,000 GTShow More Summary

Gerald Ford’s son, Steve Ford, says film about his father’s legacy is just in time

Before there was a Malia Obama or a Chelsea Clinton, there was Steve Ford. The third son of President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford, Steve Ford was 18 when his father took office following the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974. He spent his post-White House life far from politics — he was an actor for […]

Lawyers Are a Bunch of Drunks

A recent study funded by the Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association found a significantly higher rate of alcohol abuse among lawyers than among the general population.

Why Is The Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act So Important?

I remember the silence well. In the early 1990s I attended a congressional hearing where former First Ladies Rosalynn Carter and Betty Ford shared their personal experiences with mental illness and addiction. Besides a few gasps, you could have heard a pin drop. Show More Summary

Why Is The Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act So Important?

I remember the silence well. In the early 1990s I attended a congressional hearing where former First Ladies Rosalynn Carter and Betty Ford shared their personal experiences with mental illness and addiction. Besides a few gasps, you could have heard a pin drop. Show More Summary

’50 Shades Of Black’ Starts Shooting; iQiYi To Distribute ‘Talking To Hollywood With Betty Zhou’- Global Briefs

Stuart Ford’s IM Global has started production on Marlon Wayans’ spoof 50 Shades Of Black. The film is financed by IM Global's Octane division. Wayans, who stars as mysterious entrepreneur Christian Black, is a producer and writer on the project, alongside regular partner Rick Alvarez. Show More Summary

'I Am Cait' engenders genuine illumination and thought

In one of my more twisted yet comforting interpretations of the universe, President Nixon flagrantly violated our Constitution so Gerald Ford could become president, bringing with him his amazing wife, Betty, who, by going public with her breast cancer and alcoholism, helped save millions of lives...

Gary Stromberg Reflects on Celebrities and Addiction at The Betty Ford Center

2 years agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Stromberg talked about his new book The Harder They Fall: Celebrities and Addiction co-wrote with Jane Merrill.

Boiler Room Turns 5 Today With Dunk Tank, "Betty" Raffle, Tattoos

Boiler Room is celebrating its birthday with a PBR Dunk Tank, Jameson tattoos, $5 drafts and the chance to win the famed "Betty" Ford Pick-Up Truck. [ more › ]

Inside Addiction Treatment With Dr. Marvin Seppala

2 years agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The Fix Q&A with Marvin Seppala, chief medical officer of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and author of Clinician's Guide to the Twelve Step Principles.

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