Hazelden Foundation, Center City, Minnesota

minneapolis, minnesota
15251 Pleasant Valley Rd
Center City, MN, 55012

Hazelden Foundation Overview

The Hazelden Foundation was first formed in Center City, Minnesota as a small farmhouse. This non-profit rehabilitation organization grew bigger and bigger, spreading all across the United States and now has rehabilitation centers in New York, Florida, Oregon, Chicago, and many other American states. In February 2014, the Hazelden Foundation merged with the Betty Ford Foundation and created the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation with its headquarters located in Minnesota.

The Hazelden Foundation serves as a non-profit rehabilitation center that offers help to alcohol and drug addicts. When it was first formed, the Hazelden Foundation offered help only to male alcoholics. As the Hazelden Foundation’s success grew bigger, they started accepting female patients as well and changed their politic to helping alcohol and drug addicts as well. Now, the Hazelden Foundation successfully helps millions of addicts all around the United States and serves as the biggest non-profit rehabilitation center in the United States. But rehabilitation to drug and alcohol addicts is not all that the Hazelden Foundation offers. By the wing of the Hazelden Foundation, there is also a publishing house, addiction research center, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, medical and educational programs and much more!

Housing at Hazelden Foundation

Patients describe the Hazelden Foundation as more of a college than as a rehabilitation center. When the Hazelden Foundation built, the idea was to offer a safe place for all of its patients, thinking how both young adolescent and older adult patients are accepted at the Hazelden Foundation. The unique campus style of the Hazelden Foundation seems to bring more joy to the patients than the usual resort-like treatment facilities. Most rooms at the Hazelden Foundation are shared with 2-3 roommates, but there are also private rooms available for patients who are considered to be fit to live alone at the campus during their treatment at the Hazelden Foundation. All of the food is freshly cooked by the staff at the Hazelden Foundation, offering meal options for everyone’s taste.

Treatment options at Hazelden Foundation

Treatment options provided by La Hacienda Treatment Center are as follows:

Residential Treatment

Inpatient treatment, also known as the residential treatment, is among the most popular treatment options at the Hazelden Foundation. During their stay, the residential patients work through their treatment by visiting both individual and group therapy and taking part in activities such as yoga, going to lectures, playing sports, and meditating.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is also available at the Hazelden Foundation. This is a perfect option for those of you who are motivated enough to quit doing drugs and/or drinking alcohol but are unable to keep your work or continue with your studies at college if you take some part away to stay at the Foundation. However, the outpatient treatment is only recommended for those of you with a mild addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Patients with severe addiction are highly advised to join the residential treatment.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Patients who are suffering from drug/alcohol addiction and a mental problem at the same time are also accepted at the Hazelden Foundation. The Hazelden Foundation has special programs and trained staff for patients who are in need of a dual diagnosis treatment.


The staff at the Hazelden Foundation pays close attention to the detoxification process which is mandatory for each and every new patient at their arrival in the center. Only after all of the waste material, toxins and drugs have been removed from the patient’s body can the treatment begin.


The Hazelden Foundation focuses on treating patients addicted to:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs – opioids, marijuana, heroin.

Payment Options at Hazelden Foundation

Unfortunately, there is no information available about the payment options at the Hazelden Foundation on their official website. We recommend contacting the staff in person using the phone number provided in this review.


Unfortunately, no information about the provided licenses at the Hazelden Foundation is to be found on their official website. We recommend contacting the official staff about this question.

Extras at Hazelden Foundation

Apart from offering 24/7 medical care, the staff at the Hazelden Foundation has a lot more to offer as well. A pool, fitness center, café, lounge areas, and even stores are to be found on the grounds of the Hazelden Foundation. The Hazelden Foundation is created as to look more like a college than as a rehabilitation center. Because the staff at the Hazelden Foundation understands the need for regular physical activity, fun activities and free time, they guarantee you a pleasant stay at their center with the help of these and many other interesting amenities.
The Hazelden Foundation, located in beautiful Minnesota with its headquarters, is the best American non-profit rehabilitation center that you can find. Offering its help to the best and worst cases of alcohol and drug addictions, the Hazelden Foundation has helped and continued to help millions of patients all around the United States. We warmly recommend you to consider the Hazelden Foundation when in doubt of choosing the right rehabilitation center for you or for a loved one of yours.


The Hazelden Foundation has gathered a great group of medical staff available to its patients at all times. From the usual nursing staff, doctors, and specialists to addiction guides, psychologists and psychiatrists – all of the required medical staff and much more is to be found on the premises of the Hazelden Foundation. And do not worry – they are trained to be warm, supportive and helpful at all times, for each and every patient no matter their age, race, sex or religion.

Marvin D. Seppala, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Marvin D. Seppala is a national expert on pharmacological treatments and addiction treatment. In addition to his position as Chief Medical Officer at the foundation, he is also employed at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies as an adjunct assistant professor.

Leslie Adair, PhD, LP, LMFT

National Executive Director of Mental Health

Dr. Leslie Adair has a Master’s Degree in counseling psychotherapy, as well as a Master’s Degree and Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology. She received her degrees from the Alfred Adler Institute of Minnesota and the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.

Joseph Lee, MD

Medical Director of the Youth Continuum

International experience in the treatment of addictions among the youth. Joseph is certified by three psychiatry boards. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. Joseph is also a diplomat at the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

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