Slip Away to Hunt in May

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Airplane in a painted rock created by a former patient.

Not all of the patient-painted rocks at La Hacienda are just stones and color, nor or they all on the ground. You never know where you will find them or what new messages they will offer. In addition to the tiny metal airplane, this rock wedged in the limbs of a Serenity Hill cedar tree also contains the now-faded first … Read More

No Foolin’, the Counselors Want to See Alumni

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Counselors look forward to Reunion 2019

Photo: These counselors and more are looking forward to visiting with alumni on Saturday morning, May 4, during Reunion 2019. We’re a little more than a month away from Alumni Reunion 2019, and the La Hacienda clinical staff would like to remind you that they’re looking forward to seeing you. Time is set aside from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday … Read More

Return to Where Recovery Started

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The LaHa deer reminds you it's time to plan for Reunion 2019.

As Charlotte Safir says, it’s a joy “watching the miracle of people who return to celebrate where their recovery started” during Reunion. We are looking forward to seeing each one you walking miracles coming up the hill to the Big Tent on Friday afternoon of Reunion weekend. The only reservation needed to participate is for a place to stay during … Read More

There’s a Lot of Hope in Reunion 2019 Theme

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Direction signs on the La Hacienda campus

Caption: Alumni probably won’t need the direction sign to find their way around at Reunion in May. By Chris Raymer, Recovery Community Director ‘We have recovered, and have been given the power to help others.’ This is one of my favorite lines in the Big Book™ (page 132). A bunch of us were at a birthday meeting recently at The … Read More

Speakers Set for 47th Annual Reunion

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Guadalupe Valley at Hunt from Serinity Hill

Photo: Guadalupe River Valley from Serenity Hill at La Hacienda. Scheduled guest speakers for 47th Annual La Hacienda Reunion on May 3-5, 2019, are: » Emili B from Newport Beach, California; 7 p.m. Friday » Tina H from Austin, Texas; 10:30 a.m. Saturday » Karl M from Covina, California; 2:30 p.m. Saturday Mark your calendar and start making arrangements to … Read More

Never Too Soon for Reunion

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Never too soon to bloom or plan

Like this bold blossom unfolding in February near the Special Care Unit, it’s never too early to make plans for La Hacienda’s 47th annual Alumni Reunion on May 3-5, 2019. Reunion gives alumni, family, and friends opportunities to reconnect, hear insightful messages from guest speakers and make new friends. Watch for future blog/social media posts with more details, or check … Read More

2018 Alumni Reunion Speaker – Jason J

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2018 Alumni Reunion Speaker Jason J

“Everybody’s life has value, meaning, and purpose.” – Jason J. Disclaimer: Alumni Reunion Speaker recordings may be edited from their original version in order to provide some individual privacy. The edits do not change the main intent and message of the speaker. #laharecovery

2018 Alumni Reunion Speaker – Jay K

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2018 Alumni Reunion Speaker - Jay K

“You will go on to live a happy and successful life however that may look. You will have a sense of purpose.” – Jay K Disclaimer: Alumni Reunion Speaker recordings may be edited from their original version in order to provide some individual privacy. The edits do not change the main intent and message of the speaker. #laharecovery