NAADAC Professionals Conference is Learning Opportunity

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News, La Hacienda

Sherri Layton, right, leads a panel discussion about "Letter to My Mother" at NAADAC conference in Houston.

Caption–Sherri Layton, right, leads panel discussion about “Letter to My Mother” at NAADAC conference in Houston.  Panelists, from left, are Jaime Loera with the Levenson Foundation of Austin, producer Goran Macura, and artist Branislav Jankic. Sometimes the best way to learn is to hear about what others in your profession are doing. When those peers number more than 100,000, the … Read More

College Station Staff Were Active with Recovery Month Activities

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News, La Hacienda

2018 Freedom to Recovery Conference Texas A&M College Station

Caption: La Hacienda College Station Program Director Mary Reyes (r), stands next to Nancy Winn, Program Coordinator for Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley. Members of La Hacienda College Station’s Intensive Outpatient Program staff were busy with Recovery Month activities during September. On September 20, Program Director Mary Reyes and Business Development Representative David Hutts participated in the Freedom to Recovery … Read More

Leadership Crucial to Effective Treatment and Lasting Recovery

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News, La Hacienda

James Boone, MD, Medical Director at La Hacienda Treatment Center, addresses a Family Program group.

Caption: Another example of superior leadership at La Hacienda is James Boone, MD, Medical Director. He is well known for his presentations on substance use and its effect on the brain. Good leadership is the fourth factor that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) cites as a key to successful treatment and recovery. From its owners through … Read More

National Recovery Month – Join the Voices for Recovery

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News, Community Outreach, La Hacienda

Recovery Month 2018: Join the Voices for Recovery.

As professionals who treat substance use disorder will attest, there’s nothing more rewarding than hearing that someone they are working with is in recovery. That’s why professionals and providers across the nation are joining to celebrate the 29th annual Recovery Month in September. “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community,” is this year’s theme. Recovery … Read More

Texas Addiction Treatment Professionals Gather for 2018 Conference

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News, La Hacienda

TAAP Volunteer Coordinator Amelia Reed and La Hacienda Family Program Director Martin Garcia under the

Caption: TAAP Volunteer Coordinator Amelia Reed and La Hacienda Family Program Director Martin Garcia pose under the archway which greeted conference attendees. A record-breaking 700-plus addiction treatment professionals, including La Hacienda staff, gathered August 15-18th in San Antonio for the 44th Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) Conference on Addiction Studies. This year’s conference theme was “Follow the Yellow Brick … Read More

Texas Association of Addiction Professionals Inducts Layton into Hall of Fame

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News, La Hacienda, Treatment Team

Sherri Layton inducted into TAAP Hall of Fame

Sherri Layton, LCDC, CCS, La Hacienda’s Outpatient Services Administrator, was inducted into to the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) Hall of Fame on Friday, August 17. The honor came during the association’s 44th Annual State Conference on Addiction Studies in San Antonio. “Sherri has taught us many lessons on how to step up and be good advocates,” said TAAP … Read More

NAATP Chief Testifies About Addiction Treatment Ethics

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Marvin Ventrell Examining Advertising Marketing Substance Use Treatment Industry, Courtesy Energy and Commerce Committee

The national opioid crisis and increased funding for addiction treatment are raising concerns about those who play the system for financial gain. To set an industry standard against such activities, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)—of which La Hacienda has been a member since 1994—has strengthened its code of ethics and adopted other standards of care. That stand … Read More

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers 40th Annual Leadership Conference

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NAATP 40th Annual Leadership Conference

The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) got welcome news during its 40th annual leadership conference in Denver: efforts to assure the public of the field’s overall professionalism and integrity are succeeding. The first evening, the Deputy Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse told attendees that the federal agency considers NAATP “the good guys” in the treatment … Read More

Partnering with Insurance Companies helps Patients

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Cade Saurage Workshop Managed Care Partnering

Cade Saurage, La Hacienda’s Director of Utilization Management and Partnerships, enthusiastically embraces his work. He recently shared the reason for that zeal with a meeting room filled with treatment center professionals in Denver. “Making sure a patient has enough time in clinical care and counseling — so they can start over with a new life — that is why I’m … Read More

Cade Saurage to Repeat Popular Workshop on Managed Care Partnering

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Cade Saurage Director of Utilization Review & Strategic Partnerships

  By popular demand, Cade Saurage will repeat his well-received presentation on Managed Care Partnering at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Programs (NAATP) 2018 National Addiction Leadership Conference in Denver, May 20-22. Cade, who is La Hacienda’s Director of Utilization Management and Partnerships, first spoke on the topic at last year’s NAATP conference to a standing-room-only audience in Austin. … Read More