Leadership Crucial to Effective Treatment and Lasting Recovery

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News, La Hacienda

James Boone, MD, Medical Director at La Hacienda Treatment Center, addresses a Family Program group.

Caption: Another example of superior leadership at La Hacienda is James Boone, MD, Medical Director. He is well known for his presentations on substance use and its effect on the brain. Good leadership is the fourth factor that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) cites as a key to successful treatment and recovery. From its owners through … Read More

Thirty Staff Honored for 216 Total Years of Service

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

La Hacienda Executive Director Art Vandivier with 20-year employee Wanda Benson

Caption: Executive Director Art VanDivier with 20-year employee Wanda Benson. Two centuries is a long time. When La Hacienda recently handed out service awards to 30 staff with landmark work anniversaries, their service totaled just over that: 216 years. The importance of having employees who willingly return year after year to this service was on Executive Director Art VanDivier’s mind … Read More

Well-Defined Sense of Purpose Aids Recovery

John SniffenLa Hacienda

La Hacienda provides an informal setting for treatment, but has a well-defined program of treatment.

Having a clear sense of purpose is one of four factors that are key to effective treatment and sustained recovery, says the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). At La Hacienda that means we are here to help individuals find recovery and to also assist their families through the process. That sense of purpose has long been spelled … Read More

Texas Sage Legend Relates to Spiritual Foundation

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Spirituality and Recovery

Cenizo or Texas Sage puts on a showy celebration after a summer rain.

Around the flagpoles downhill from the pool, in front of the Family Program Building, and next to the chapel on Serenity Hill, large Texas sage bushes blossom into life at La Hacienda shortly after Hill Country summertime rains. Honeybees swarm the blanket of pink blossoms, but butterflies love the plants with or without flowers. They lay their eggs on its … Read More

Community Support is Key to Successful Recovery

John SniffenAlumni, Community Outreach, La Hacienda

Community support is key to successful recovery.

Strong community support contributes to sustained recovery, says the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It is one of four factors the federal agency is spotlighting during this year’s celebration of Recovery Month during September. La Hacienda helps departing patients establish a plan for clinical and peer services to support personal growth and recovery after treatment. These services … Read More

Drugs and the Teenage Brain is Subject of Community Forum

John SniffenCommunity Outreach, La Hacienda

Bryan Community Forum will address How Drugs Affect the Teenage Brain.

La Hacienda-College Station is helping present a free community forum on “How Drugs Affect the Teenage Brain.” The event starts at 6 p.m. Monday, September 17, in the Brazos Valley Council of Governments Office, 3991E 29th St. in Bryan. Presented by Recovery Oriented Systems of Care—Brazos Valley (ROSC-BV), the forum is designed to help participants understand how synthetic marijuana and … Read More

Alumni Support Staff Visiting Local Groups in September

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda

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

Caption: Alumni Support Representives Dale Trees and Sabine Kuenzel are visiting local alumni groups around the state. La Hacienda Alumni Support Representatives are on the road this week and next, participating in regular alumni group meetings around the state. Our newest Alumni Support Representative, Sabine Kuenzel, will visit with alumni groups in Dallas, Tyler, and College Station this week. The … Read More

Integrated Care is Part of an Effective Treatment Program

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

Dr. Dan Boone of Kerrville Medical Services

Caption–Dr. Dan Boone, MD, right, is part of La Hacienda’s integrated care team. Integrated care is one of the key elements for effective treatment of substance use disorders. At La Hacienda integrated care involves the combination of treatments that patients receive. Using a team approach, we integrate medical, psychiatric, therapeutic, spiritual, and nutritional care for each patient while they are … Read More

Staff Attend Fundraiser, Visit First Responders

John SniffenLa Hacienda

La Hacienda staff and guests at fourth annual Timothy O’Farrell Recovery fundraising event.

Caption: Seated at the La Hacienda-sponsored table at the Timothy O’Farrell Recovery dinner in Dallas were, from left, Lauren Roberts, Tikka Brown, John Dakin, Ashley Martel, James Foster, Linda Bertel, Bobby Chancellor, and Shad Loeffler. Our Outreach and Business Development staffs were busy making the rounds in Dallas the final weekend of August. Dallas Outreach Coordinator Ashley Martel reports that La … Read More

National Recovery Month – Join the Voices for Recovery

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News, Community Outreach, La Hacienda

Recovery Month 2018: Join the Voices for Recovery.

As professionals who treat substance use disorder will attest, there’s nothing more rewarding than hearing that someone they are working with is in recovery. That’s why professionals and providers across the nation are joining to celebrate the 29th annual Recovery Month in September. “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community,” is this year’s theme. Recovery … Read More