Betty Ford: A Pioneer Who Redefined the Role of First Lady

More than 34 years ago, Betty Ford left the White House, checked into rehab and later announced to the world she was struggling with alcohol dependence. "Today I am a very grateful recovering alcoholic and I know firsthand that treatment does work," she said afterwards. An outspoken advocate for women's health, in 1982 Ford founded and raised money for the non-profit addiction treatment clinic in the California desert that now bears her name. The center's goal: treatment without...Full Story
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