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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

15251 Pleasant Valley Road, Center City, Minnesota, 55012
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.

Facility Highlights

  • Each patient is assigned a highly-trained, multidisciplinary treatment team
  • We provide 18 months of FREE support to patients once they complete treatment
  • Our patients recommend us to others


  • Addiction treatment for attorneys, judges and other legal professionals

    At Hazelden, you will find the personalized care, unparalleled expertise, and peer support you need to rebuild your life and preserve your legal career. Get your life back from addiction at Hazelden.
  • Specialized integrated treatment for addiction and trauma

    At Hazelden's Springbrook campus, men and women coping with the pain of unresolved trauma benefit from more than 60 years of addiction treatment expertise along with highly-specialized, fully-integrated clinical care for co-occurring trauma disorders. This innovative approach has given Hazelden unmatched experience in leading men, women, youth, and families through the chaos, fear, and isolation of addiction and trauma--and into new life in recovery.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Mark G. Mishek
    Mark G. MishekPresident and CEO
    Mark G. Mishek is a Minnesota native with extensive executive-level experience in health care. Mishek was named President and CEO of Hazelden in August 2008 by the Hazelden Board of Trustees and officially assumed this role in November 2008. With the merger of Hazelden and the Betty Ford Center in February 2014, Mishek became President and CEO of the newly-formed Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Mishek's career in health care spans 30+ years. He came to the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation from the Allina Hospitals & Clinics system, where he held various senior positions, including President of United Hospital of St. Paul, Executive Vice President for Law & Public Affairs and General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. "The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is an outstanding organization with a rich legacy and a bright future," said Mishek. "I am honored and grateful each day to lead such a highly respected, mission-driven company. Our organization truly is an international leader in helping people sustain lifelong recovery to addiction to alcohol and other drugs. I'm excited to continue to build upon our strong foundation, started over 60 years ago, to assure that the message of hope and recovery reaches the broadest possible audience." Mishek earned a B.A. degree with high honors from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. degree with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School. He is the former chair of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a past board member of Portico Healthnet, Capital City Partnership and ClearWay Minnesota. He lives with his family in St. Paul and is in long-term recovery from the disease of addiction.
  • John Driscoll
    John Driscoll Executive Director of Adult Services at Hazelden's Center City
    John Driscoll has worked in the treatment field since 1991 and at Hazelden since 1999. He has been a counselor, manager, and director in Recovery Services and is now the Executive Director of Adult Services at Hazelden's Center City, MN facility. Prior to his employment at Hazelden, Driscoll started and directed a long term treatment program for women and their children in Chicago. Driscoll is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Northern Michigan University, and attended the clinical psychology graduate program at Marquette University in Milwaukee where he completed all but his thesis for his MA in clinical psychology. In 2009 he earned an MBA from Hamline University.

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One of multiple treatment facilities in the U.S.operated by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation facility of Center City, Minn. offers residential and outpatient treatment to adults struggling with substance abuse disorder and co-occurring disorders. The rehab is one of 21 facilities in Minnesota (just 5.9 percent of all non-hospital facilities in the state) to offer medical detoxification services on-site.


Upon admission, clients participate in a comprehensive assessment to help clinicians form an individualized treatment plan. Hazelden’s programming blends evidence-based treatment with 12-step immersions and integrated mental health services, including medication management if needed.

During residential treatment, clients participate in individual and group counseling, addiction education lectures, and various life skills and relapse prevention workshops. There's also a specialized program for professionals.

Clients battling opioid addiction can take advantage of the reahb's medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services. In 2017, 6,440 individuals were receiving MAT in California, making up about 1.6 percent of individuals receiving MAT at a national level.

Outpatient options include a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which is a modality available in just 12.6 percent of treatment facilities in the state.


Hazelden’s multidisciplinary staff is comprised of medical doctors, psychiatrists, and psychologists, as well as licensed alcohol and drug counselors, licensed social workers, licensed professional clinical counselors, and marriage and family therapists.


Images sourced from the facility’s website indicate that the sprawling Center City campus features amenities such as an indoor pool, café, hiking trails, and a lecture hall. To date, the more than two dozen alumni polled by Rehabs.com gave the facility high ratings for its cleanliness and extracurricular activities.

Facily Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.3/5
Exercise and Leisure Activities: 4.2/5


At the time of this writing, the more than two dozen alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com gave the Center City facility mixed feedback. Most indicated that they would recommend the rehab to others, and noted that staff were knowledgeable and experienced. "Wonderful experience with friendly, respectful, and helpful staff that are willing to work with you and meet your needs," wrote B.J.H. in a representative review.

Staff Experience and Training: 4.6/5
Likelihood to Recommend: 4.4/5

However, lower though overall positive ratings were awarded to the rehab for its counseling options and holistic offerings.

Counseling Options: 3.7/5
Holistic Offerings: 3.4/5

Numerous former clients complained that the program provided cookie cutter treatment programming, including T who wrote: "I did not receive any individual treatment from them at all. Only after you have been there for more than 30 days do they even pay attention to you."

The City Center facility fared well on Google, where it earned an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars based on 43 reviews.[1] "Amazing place with amazing accommodations," Abby wrote in a representative review.


To date, the more than two dozen loved ones polled by Rehabs.com gave the facility mixed reviews. Family members indicated that they were given ample opportunity to participate in treatment and good communication with their loved ones. "Most important for me was the family program where I was able to separate my own life and happiness from her addiction," noted Ann in a representative review.

Family Participation: 4.4/5
Connectivity/Visitor Policy: 4.3/5

However, many reviewers complained about the high price tag, and reported that the facility offered little in the way of follow-up care. In a representative review, Pam, whose son attended the facility, wrote: "They did little to help him find continuing help. I am very disappointed and upset with what I was told was the best."

Affordability: 3.6/5


The three staff members polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing reported no concerns regarding the quality of care. All three noted that the treatment was effective and that they would highly recommend the rehab to others. “Our research proves the treatment we provide can work,” employee T.J. wrote in a representative review.


According to the facility's website, the rehab is in-network with most major insurance plans.

[1] GoogleReviews

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