It’s late August, and most college and university students are back on their campuses, busy with fall semester classes.
Other young men and women in their early 20s are working, having fun, and maybe starting families.
Whether its higher education, work or love and children, 18 to 24-year-olds havemuch to anticipate. Their decisions will impact the rest of their lives. For that reason, substance use disorders (SUDs) are especially destructive at this age.
This month we’ve looked at some of the ways La Hacienda supports young women and men suffering from addiction or alcoholism. They include:
- residential treatment on our Hunt campus
- intensive outpatient programs in Austin and College Station
- partnerships with on-campus recovery organizations in Austin, San Antonio and, most recently, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- scholarships for students in recovery at the University of Texas in Austin.
The heart of our program is a sincere desire on the part of our management and staff to help people achieve their full potential despite the disease.
One of those who expresses well this desire is Carol McCarrick, a Collegiate Program Case Manager at our Hunt residential care facility.
This short video by Carol provides a glimpse at the passion for healing that Carol and others at La Hacienda bring to their work.