Saturday, April 27, 2013

Y&R Alum Steve Ford To Speak At Burlington Substance-Abuse Benefit

Y&R alum Steve Ford
Steve Ford, son of former President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford, will share stories from the White House and personal experiences with addiction at an upcoming event in Burlington.

Ford will be the featured speaker at Treatment Services of Alamance’s annual banquet May 8 in Burlington, North Carolina. Residential Treatment Services provides programs and housing for treatment of alcoholism and addiction as well as for those with mental illness.

Betty Ford publicly revealed her own alcoholism and founded the Betty Ford Center in 1982 — acts that opened discussion of substance abuse and addiction.

An actor by trade, Steve Ford has been on screens small and large for 30 years, starring as Andy Richards in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS from 1981-87 and 2002-03, and with parts in When Harry Met Sally, Armageddon and Black Hawk Down.

He was in his teens when Gerald Ford entered the White House. He left Washington, D.C., at 18 to pursue becoming a cowboy while a student at Utah State University and California Polytechnic State University. He worked on the rodeo circuit several years before becoming an actor.

He became an alcoholic in the 1980s and sought treatment by the early 1990s.

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