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Continued: Health reform law drove Hazelden-Betty Ford merger

  • Article by: JIM SPENCER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 23, 2014 - 8:54 PM

Cain, whose company works treating addicts in poor communities and prisons, hopes the Hazelden-Betty Ford commitment to outpatient treatment will make the new foundation more inclusive of all kinds of substance abusers than the individual institutions were.

He is especially interested in having the two biggest names in treatment more involved in defining addicts as people who are sick, not as criminals.

“There’s been a sea change in re-criminalizing addiction,” he said. “I would welcome Hazelden and Betty Ford at the table for that debate.”

 

Jim Spencer • 202-383-6123

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