Quarantine Recipes – Brined & Smoked Lemon Rosemary Chicken

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During this time while we practice social distancing, many of us 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 … Read More

Update on Measures La Hacienda is Taking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Photo–Life and treatment on our beautiful campus continue as staff take additional measures to continue to meet the need of our patients, the families and our alumni. We at La Hacienda are committed to providing the best possible treatment to our patients while taking all necessary precautions during this time of great concern due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While COVID-19 … Read More

A letter from Dr. James Boone about COVID-19

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Dr. James Boone, Medical Director

If you are looking at our website, you or your family or loved ones are likely struggling with alcohol or substance use disorder.  In light of the current climate around the coronavirus and potential risks what is the best thing to do at this exact time? This time in our history is somewhat unprecedented and there certainly is not a … Read More

Out of Caution, Reunion 2020 Will Not Be Held

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Our beautiful campus in the Texas Hill Country provides a healing environment for men and women seeking treatment and a successful start on the road to recovery. And, under normal circumstances, it’s a place where hundreds of alumni and their families and friends gather the first weekend in May to celebrate sobriety and a brighter future. This year, however, the … Read More

Former Counselor Finds Grace, New Skill During Stroke Recovery

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Former La Hacienda Collegiate Program counselor Amy DuCharme holds the design she created for Reunion 2020. Amy DuCharme (Madrid) had just arrived at her Kerrville home that hot August 2017 day following her shift as a women’s collegiate counselor at La Hacienda. “I was home about 10 minutes. My partner, Lee, had also come home. He said something to me, … Read More

Sober Living Homes Support Continuing Recovery

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You have successfully completed residential treatment and are set to start the next phase of recovery. What’s next? It might be living in a sober living home (SLH). SLHs provide a sheltered, encouraging, and inexpensive place to live. Drugs and alcohol are prohibited, and your homemates are all working toward the same goal–building a life that supports their recovery efforts. … Read More

Alumni staff visit local groups in February and March

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Our Alumni Support team is traveling during February and March to meet with community-based groups around the state. Sabine Kuenzel will participate in the Feb. 5 meeting of the Austin group and the Feb. 6 meeting of the College Station group. Clay Eaton and Dale Trees will travel to San Antonio for the Feb. 10 gathering of that alumni group. … Read More

Reunion 2020 Speakers Announced

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Reunion 2020 will not be held out of concern regarding the novel coronavirus. For more information. “These speakers are all recovered and are hugely active in the 12 step fellowships,” says Chris Raymer, Recovery Community Director for La Hacienda. Most Satisfactory Years are Ahead This year’s Reunion theme is “The most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead” (Big Book … Read More

La Hacienda’s Sweet explores ‘Institutes of Quality’ with Aetna leaders

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Michelle Sweet meets with Aetna Behavioral Health leaders

Photo–Michelle Sweet (back to camera) talks with Dr. Mark Friedlander, Chief Medical Officer, and Cara McNulty, Vice President of Aetna Behavioral Health. (Photos courtesy of Aetna) Our residential treatment facility is in rural Central Texas, but La Hacienda’s professional staff ranges far and wide to network with industry professionals and gather resources that help us provide top care. That’s why … Read More

Alumni Reunion 2020 is May 1-3 in Hunt

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Reunion 2020 will not be held out of caution related to novel coronavirus. For more information. Enter May 1-3, 2020, on your digital device or circle it on your paper calendar for La Hacienda’s 48th annual Alumni Reunion in Hunt, Texas. This year’s reunion theme is, “The most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead” (Big Book p. 152). Alumni, … Read More