Dr. McQueen Teams with Her Legendary Father

John SniffenLa Hacienda


Photo: Dr. Katie McQueen, second from left, with her father, attorney Michael Tigar, third from left. Also in photo are Jeremy Sosa, left, and Cade Saurage, right, of the La Hacienda staff. In a “once in a lifetime presentation” — fittingly made on Father’s Day weekend — Dr. Katie McQueen of our medical staff teamed with her father, famous defense … Read More

Power Loss Cancels Dallas Alumni Meeting

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda

Due to power outages caused by Sunday’s severe storm in Dallas, the regular Tuesday night meeting of the La Hacienda alumni group there for June 11 has been cancelled. Officials estimate that power to the La Hacienda Community Outreach Office at 12700 Preston Rd, Ste. 260, Dallas, will not be restored until later this week. The normal meeting schedule will … Read More

Alumni Support Staff to Visit Local Groups

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda

La Hacienda Alumni Support Representatives Dale Trees (left) and Sabine Kuenzel.

Photo: Dale and Sabine to visit Alumni around the state. Our Alumni Support Representatives will be making the rounds of local alumni group meetings during the next two weeks. Sabine Kuenzel will visit: Fort Worth on Tuesday, June 11 Tyler on Wednesday, June 12, and College Station on Thursday, June 13. The following week, Dale Trees will visit: Dallas on … Read More

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

Alumni Reunion 2019 Overcomes Stormy Start

John SniffenAlumni Reunion, La Hacienda

Rainbow over La Hacienda after Friday evening storm during Reunion 2019. (Photo by Elizabeth Olson)

Photo – Rainbow over La Hacienda after Friday evening storm during Reunion. (Photo by Elizabeth Olson) Despite a stormy beginning, at least 275 persons – alumni, family, and friends – enjoyed Reunion 2019 on May 3-5. Friday evening’s high winds, torrential rain, and lightning forced folks into the Bodega for the opening session and washed out the bonfire by the … Read More

Reunion 2019 T-shirts are Here!

John SniffenLa Hacienda

Alumni Support Representative Dale Trees and Outpatient Services Administrator Sherri Layton display the commemorative t-shirts that will be on sale at Reunion 2019 this coming weekend at La Hacienda. Be sure and get yours early!

Intern Grad Learned Skills and More About Herself

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

Intern program graduate Rachel Kessler and Rocky, her purr-fect patient.

Photo: Rachel Kessler with her “purf-fect patient,” Rocky the cat. For almost four decades La Hacienda has trained chemical dependency counselors while treating addiction and alcoholism. Rachel Kessler is the latest in the long line of women and men to complete intern training here. She ended her two years in the program on April 29 and has passed her state … Read More

A Former Patient on Reunion

John SniffenAlumni Reunion, La Hacienda

A Former Patient on Reunion

It’s only a week before Reunion, so we’re sharing the reflection above from a former patient about why it is important to them. If you haven’t made plans to attend, you can still come; just get here. And bring a friend or family. For more information click here.