Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Plymouth Minnesota

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.


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.


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 Best-rehabs.com, the medical director is triple-board certified in general and adolescent psychiatry and addiction medicine.


Per Minnesota state licensing data, Plymouth Hazelden has a total capacity for 107 clients, including six in detox, 67 residents ages 16 to 25, and 34 residents ages 12 to 15.

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.


The six former clients polled by Best-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 Best-rehabs.com, including four who noted that the program was geared toward younger clients (teens, not residents in their 20’s).[1]


Of the 14 loved ones polled by Best-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.


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.[2] A representative Indeed reviewer described coworkers and clients as “wonderful” to work with, but staff as overworked.[3]


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 Best-rehabs.com moderately approved of the facility’s cost.

Affordability: 32./5

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Hazelden-Betty-Ford-Plymouth-Reviews-EIIE11407.0,19IL.20,28_IC1162329.htm
[3] https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Hazelden-Betty-Ford-Foundation/reviews?fcountry=US&floc=Plymouth%2C+MN

Reviews about Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

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  • Outstanding and understanding staff. Treatment and support lasts for a lifetime! Hazelden Beaverton, if it had been around a few years ago, would have saved by brother's life! He died of an overdose. : (
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  • Hazeldon has many treatment plans offered. For my boyfriend he had a special one to go along with his dire prognosis of his degree of heroin addiction they also offered special help for Doctors. They do sexual and gambling and computer addiction treatment. They are highly respectful and professional. they also offer holistic choices. I have been around many facilities and this one impressed me highly.