Collegiate Program Helps at Critical Age

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

Carol McCarrick, LCDC, Collegiate Program Case Manager

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:

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.