CENTER CITY, Minn., Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Haven at College, which offers on-campus addiction treatment and recovery support services at premiere universities across the U.S., will join the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s innovative new Patient Care Network.

The nation's largest nonprofit treatment organization. (PRNewsFoto/Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation)

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation launched its Patient Care Network—the first of its kind in the addiction treatment industry— last month, with the highly respected Avera Health system of South Dakota as its first member.

“We know that longer-term engagement with recovery services and opportunities to learn and build life skills are keys to successful recovery from addiction to opioids, alcohol and other drugs,” said Bob Poznanovich, executive director of business development for the national nonprofit addiction treatment provider Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. “The Haven at College shares our strong commitment to addressing the addiction crisis, and our new clinical collaboration will help provide the critical combination of care and education to many more young people across this country.”

“The Haven at College has deeply valued the collaboration we’ve had with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in the past in developing innovative solutions to address substance use disorders on college campuses” said Sharon Weber, co-founder of The Haven at College. “We are honored to be part of this leading-edge network of healthcare providers who are as passionate as we are about helping individuals reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction.”

Members of the Hazelden Betty Ford Patient Care Network like The Haven at College gain access to tools, resources and collaborative consultation for their organization’s leadership, staff, patients, families and communities. This is especially timely as the nation’s opioid crisis places added pressures on young people and their families. To learn more, visit

“This collaboration is all about helping more young people succeed and extending our experience and expertise to each other,” said Poznanovich. “A key part of our aim with the Patient Care Network is to share knowledge with and among our like-minded network members, and to foster strategic collaboration opportunities that broaden our clinical expertise and improve patient care. We are grateful to work with The Haven on providing recovery support in educational environments.”

About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation’s leading nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 17 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children’s program, and is the nation’s leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery. Learn more at and on Twitter@hazldnbettyford.

About The Haven at College
The Haven at College is the leading national provider of on-campus addiction treatment and recovery support services at premiere universities across the U.S., including University of Southern California, University of San Francisco, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Redlands, Drexel University and Miami University of Ohio. The Haven at College’s continuum of innovative programs – from Haven Recovery Residences to Haven Outpatient Centers to the Haven Mentoring and Monitoring Programs – meet   students struggling with substance use issues exactly where they are. Haven at College communities are all-inclusive and you do not have to be an enrolled student at these respective universities to be admitted to Haven programs. The Haven at College welcomes any college–bound young adult dealing with substance use issues to participate through full- or part-time enrollment, visiting student opportunities, local community college programs or online classes. Learn more at    

“The Haven at College” Joins Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Innovative Patient Care Network

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