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Children's Program

Children's Program

Betty Ford Center

Educational program to helps kids learn about addiction through age-appropriate activities.

Services Offered

Family Support • Children • Substance Use • Substance Use Education


The children's program is a four day intensive program that helps kids learn about addiction through age-appropriate activities so they realize that the disease is not their fault, they are not alone, and they are not to blame. Children talk openly in a safe, supportive environment and are encouraged to express their feelings about this cunning, baffling disease. The Children’s Program is a nurturing haven of help, hope and healing. All Children's Programs are open to the public. Parents do not have to be patients at the Betty Ford Center in order for their children to participate in the Children's Program. Sessions run every two weeks, usually Thursday - Sunday.


39000 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 33.7629019 -116.40063

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • For children 7-12 years old affected by alcohol and substance abuse.
  • View information regarding accepted insurance.
  • No child is turned away for inability to pay. Financial assistance and scholarships are available for those that qualify.
  • Fee: $625 per child (which includes the cost of registration and 4-day session).


  • Children accepted

How to Apply

Individuals may call 1-866-831-5700 to begin the registration process for their child. See scheduled dates for program activities.