• Saturday, April 8, 2017



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Awareness Hour

Rancho Mirage, CA

Saturday Morning Recovery Series

Free series. Pre-registration not required.

Welcome to the Betty Ford Center's 41st season of Awareness Hour, celebrating a legacy of recovery wisdom and strength. Our Saturday morning sessions share the hope of addiction recovery through perspectives and voices that open the way to new insights, understanding, and healing.

Come and join friends, family, and fellow travelers. You will find information and inspiration for your journey.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences
Eisenhower Medical Center

39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

9-9:30 a.m.   Registration and Refreshments
9:30-10:30 a.m.   Presentation followed by Q&A

March 11
Safe and Sound: Healing from Trauma and Addiction


Martha Susan Horton, PhD

Martha Susan Horton, PhD, is director of the Amate
Institute, dedicated to helping adolescents and adults achieve emotional maturity/ sobriety through the Amate Growth Work Method she developed. Dr. Horton is the author of Growing Up in Adulthood: The Journey to Emotional Maturity.
Martha Susan Horton
  Johanna O'Flaherty, PhD Johanna O'Flaherty, PhD, has dedicated her life's
work to focusing on the correlation between ancestral trauma, addiction, and healing. Dr. O'Flaherty helps patients recognize and address how their addiction and recovery difficulties might be related to current or past upheaval.
Johanna OFlaherty

April 8
Celebrity and Recovery: Can I Still Be Creative If I'm Sober?


Mystery Celebrity Guest Speakers

The myth that sobriety negatively affects a person's ability to be creative will be shattered by artists who discovered their abilities and achievements are greater than ever in recovery. Guest speakers will share the challenges and rewards of their personal recovery journeys in this special session, followed by time for audience questions.

Meet Our Moderator


Jerry McDonald

We are honored to welcome Jerry McDonald as emcee of our Saturday morning recovery series. A long-time counselor and interventionist, Jerry has been associated with the Betty Ford Center for many years. Jerry McDonald

Questions? Please contact Robin Costello by email or at 760-636-5985.


Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA


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