Hazelden Foundation
Industry rehabilitation
Founded 1949
Headquarters Center City, Minnesota
Number of locations Minnesota (Center City, Chaska, Plymouth, Maple Grove, and Saint Paul); Beaverton, Oregon; Newberg, Oregon; Chicago, Illinois; Naples, Florida and New York City, New York
Key people Dan Anderson
Ellen Breyer
Mark G. Mishek

The Hazelden Foundation is a non-profit organization based in [1]

According to their mission statement, Hazelden "helps restore hope, healing, and health to people affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs."

Hazelden began publishing in 1954 with the book Twenty-Four Hours a Day. Current authors include Melody Beattie, William G. Borchert, Karen Casey, Drew Pinsky, Dan Olweus, and William C. Moyers.

The Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Center City, Minn., offers a Master of Arts degree in addiction counseling.


Hazelden began in 1949 as a simple farmhouse retreat called the Old Lodge. It was limited to male alcoholics. The original program designed by Lynne Carroll was based on Alcoholics Anonymous principles, especially the Twelve Steps. In the first 18 months 156 men were helped. In 1953, the Fellowship Club was established as a halfway house to provide additional help for patients after attending the Center City program. The Dellwood site was later moved to the Center City campus.

Dan Anderson was vice president of Hazelden from 1961 and president between 1971 and 1986. Mark G. Mishek was named Hazelden President and CEO in August 2008, succeeding Ellen Breyer. Mishek came to Hazelden from Allina Hospitals & Clinics, where he had been President of United Hospital of St. Paul.

1999 saw the opening of the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Center City.


External links

  • Official website
  • The Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies
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