Farver-Smith is vice president of philanthropy and alumni relations for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, which has 17 sites nationwide, including Betty Ford Center locations in San Diego, Los Angeles and Rancho Mirage.
And, after years of trying and failing to get Ray to quit drinking — as Lisa Napoli writes in her book “Ray & Joan” — Joan turned her eyes and fortune instead to helping others.
Indeed, Betty Ford and Joan Kroc eventually worked together to help thousands of lives and families affected by alcohol and other drugs.
Less well-known is how she was quietly buoyed by the incredible generosity of many people over the decades, few as influential as Joan Kroc.
Alec Baldwin talks about past battle with alcoholism and drug addiction
according to He added, “there was really, really a lot of pain in there, a lot of pain.”
Actor Alec Baldwin opened up about his past battle with alcoholism and drug addiction in an interview with “Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos, admitting that it was a “tough time” full of “a lot of pain.”
Watch Baldwin’s full interview with George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” Monday at 7 am ET.
Baldwin writes candidly about his struggles with substance abuse and getting sober in his new memoir, “Nevertheless,” to be released April 4.
“I got sober when I was just about to turn 27,” Baldwin said.
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