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

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

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 chris@itoiaustin.com. Participants will receive … 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

Quarantine Recipes – Mexican Chicken Casserole

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

quarantine recipe mexican chicken casserole

While we practice social distancing, many are stuck at home, cooking and eating while perusing social media. There’s time to do more in the kitchen than usual, so we asked our staff to share some of their favorite Quarantine Recipes. We will be posting them here in the coming weeks and hope they help fill both time and stomachs. By Ashley … Read More

Can You Identify Our Masked Staff?

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

photos of staff wearing mouth nose masks

During the pandemic, some staff have found teleconferencing using programs like Zoom handy for keeping in touch. For example, our Alumni Support people are using such tools to stay in contact with alumni. Most of our work at the treatment center is done in person, however, and continues that way. Our dedicated women and men partially cover their faces as … Read More

Quarantine Recipes – Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

adminLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

quarantine recipe by angela adams

While we practice social distancing, many are stuck at home, cooking and eating while perusing social media. There’s time to do more in the kitchen than usual, so we asked our staff to share some of their favorite Quarantine Recipes. We will be posting them here in the coming weeks and hope they help fill both time and stomachs. By Angela … Read More