Professionals In Residence
The Betty Ford Institute is committed to providing education for people interested in addiction treatment. Professionals from many different fields come to learn including physicians, corporate executives, police officers, lawyers, psychologists, marriage and family counselors, probation officers, clergy and school administrators, to name a few.
Our objectives, when you come for PIR include:
You will see how multidisciplinary teams evaluate progress of patients on their treatment plans.
- You will experience how supplemental resources, including pain management, trauma groups, young adult track, cognitive-behavior groups, anger management and licensed professionals groups strengthen what we provide for individualized addiction treatment.
- You will be exposed to summaries of the latest research about addiction as a chronic relapsing brain disease and the spiritual solution offered by the 12 Step programs.
- You will observe how family members from the youngest to the oldest get drawn into the addiction disease so that 'the family is the patient'; and how treatment of the family improves the prognosis of each individual member of it.
- You will learn the basic tools for early recovery of addicts and family members.
At your request, and depending on availability of resources at the time you would like to come, you will be placed in the Inpatient or the Family Program for five days. Out-of-town professionals in the PIR program typically stay at a local motel that serves Betty Ford programs. The cost of the five-day program, including lodging and morning meal plus midday meal at the Center, is $2000. Financial assistance is available.