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Betty Ford

Father Martin's Ashley celebrates 30 years

Father Martin's Ashley, the non-profit alcoholism and drug addiction treatment center co-founded by Father Joseph C. Martin and Mae Abraham, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Ashley's opened its doors to the first five patients in 1983, and since then, more than 35,000 patients have been treated and services have been provided to thousands of family and community members. Today, Ashley is an 85-bed facility and treats patients from around the world.

Since Ashley's early days, new programs and individualized treatment tracks have been added. In 1986, Ashley implemented the first Relapse Treatment Program, and shortly after, a family program and the Rainbow of Hope children and...