Activities Therapy Director Loves Her Work

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

allison sullivan moyer and hailey olden, service awards

Activities Therapy Director Allison Sullivan Moyer (right) with her 25-year service award, and her assistant, Hailey Olden, with her 2-year award. As of October 2020, Allison Sullivan Moyer has been “paid to play” (her words) at La Hacienda for 25 years. That’s because, as Director of Activities Therapy, she spends much of her work day outside. And she loves helping … Read More

Webinar on Recovery’s Spiritual Foundation to Feature Dr. Boone

adminLa Hacienda, Spirituality and Recovery

spiritual foundation recover

Medical Director Dr. James Boone, MD, will lead a one-hour webinar, “Fact or Fiction? Modern Day Medicine Has Made the Spiritual Foundation of 12-Step Recovery Obsolete,” on Friday, October 16. The free webinar starts at noon and is presented by the Spiritual Care Network (SCN). To register use this link. Treatment professionals can receive one hour of continuing education credit … Read More

Passion with a Purpose

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

sarah mcdonald business development corporate partnerships

Sarah Oliveira-McDonald, our Fort Worth-based Business Development/Corporate Partnerships Representative, has a passion for helping others and developing lasting relationships with people from all places and backgrounds. Sarah joined the Business Development Team in 2013, bringing with her 18 years of experience in sales and marketing.   Interested in the business world since she was a young girl, she earned her … Read More

Dr. Terry Rustin Joins La Hacienda Medical Team

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

dr terry rustin staff psychiatrist la hacienda treatment center

The most recent addition to the La Hacienda medical team, Dr. Terry A. Rustin, MD, is a veteran physician with a primary interest in patients with co-occurring addictions and mental illness. Dr. Rustin served 21 years on the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he trained medical students and residents, and ran an addiction … Read More

Scientific Study Supports 12-Step Program Effectiveness

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News, La Hacienda

people in circle with arms linked behind backs

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) helps people overcome alcoholism. Many—including our staff—will say that is not news. Based on many years of experience, they have felt that way for decades. What is new is a comprehensive analysis–conducted by a Stanford School of Medicine researcher and published in the respected journal, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Review–supports that observation. After evaluating 35 studies—involving … Read More

Saurage to Address Austin Addiction Professionals Network

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

cade saurage speak austin-net

Cade Saurage, our Director of Utilization Review and Strategic Partnerships, will be guest speaker for the September virtual networking event for Austin-area addiction and recovery professionals, students and allies. As with many events during the COVID-19 pandemic, AustinNet for September will be held via Zoom starting at noon, Wednesday, September 16. Interested persons should RSVP to Participants will receive … Read More

Raymer Now Directing Alumni Program

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda

Chris Raymer, Recovery Community Director

The homecoming is complete. Chris Raymer, who created and lead the Alumni program for 17 years during his first tenure at La Hacienda, is once again its leader as of September 1. “Chris is one of the most passionate people I know about helping patients find the solution,” says Elizabeth Olson, Director of Business Development. “He loves getting to call … Read More

Therapy Group Meets Professionals Unique Needs

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team, Video

recovering professionals group

La Hacienda strives to see that women and men who come for treatment receive individual care based on their personal needs. As part of that effort, clinical staff assigns patients to subgroups based on factors common to them. One of these is the Recovering Professionals Group, made up of patients with vocations that require them to be licensed or certified. … Read More

Layton to Address Recovery in Higher Education Conference

John SniffenAdvocacy, La Hacienda

Sherri Layton to address ARHE conference

Before the current pandemic, Outpatient Services Administrator Sherri Layton was scheduled to talk about advocacy at a national conference in San Diego. She will instead speak to the now-digital event via the Internet on Wednesday afternoon, June 24. Sherri will address the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) National Collegiate Recovery Conference on the topic  “Advocating for Change: Adding … Read More