NAATP Advocates Make Case for Better Treatment Policies

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News, Advocacy, La Hacienda

NAATP Hill Day Advocates 2019

Photo: 120 NAATP members from 27 states gather for a photo before participating in the association’s first Hill Day. (Photo courtesy NAATP) Addiction treatment professionals and volunteers in Texas have been meeting for years with state lawmakers to advocate for better policies regarding care of substance use disorder (SUD) patients. Sherri Layton, La Hacienda’s Outpatient Services Administrator, helped organize that … Read More

Treatment Providers Work to Build Trust

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News, La Hacienda

La Hacienda staff at NAATP Awards Dinner

Photo: La Hacienda team members Janet Blackburn, Sherri Layton, Art VanDivier, Cade Saurage, Frost Readel and Michelle Sweet enjoy the NAATP Awards Dinner. The news wasn’t good when addiction treatment professionals from across the nation gathered in May 2018 for the annual National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) Leadership Conference. The media was full of stories about “bad actors” … Read More

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