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

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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

La Hacienda-Sponsored Team Sweeps Recovery Tournament

John SniffenCommunity Outreach, La Hacienda

La Hacienda-sponsored team went undefeated against competition from all over Texas to win the 4th Annual Recovery Softball Tournament.

On a recent hot and sunny Saturday in Austin, a La Hacienda-sponsored team went undefeated against competition from all over Texas to win the 4th Annual Recovery Softball Tournament. Cade Saurage, La Hacienda’s Director of Utilization Review and Strategic Partnerships, coached the championship team made up of men and women in recovery. “Sober activities are an essential component for those … Read More

Texas Addiction Treatment Professionals Gather for 2018 Conference

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News, La Hacienda

TAAP Volunteer Coordinator Amelia Reed and La Hacienda Family Program Director Martin Garcia under the

Caption: TAAP Volunteer Coordinator Amelia Reed and La Hacienda Family Program Director Martin Garcia pose under the archway which greeted conference attendees. A record-breaking 700-plus addiction treatment professionals, including La Hacienda staff, gathered August 15-18th in San Antonio for the 44th Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) Conference on Addiction Studies. This year’s conference theme was “Follow the Yellow Brick … Read More

Admission Specialists are Callers’ Friends on the Inside

John SniffenLa Hacienda

The admissions specialists and others at La Hacienda who answer calls regarding addiction treatment.

Caption: Your friends at La Hacienda are, from left, sitting: Chris Ponthier, Elliott Franklin, and former specialist Greg White; standing: Jon Garcia, Admissions Director Lisa Schreckenbach, Joe Eckert, and Todd Benedict, who handles contacts from referral sources and our Community Outreach representatives. Asking a stranger for help with a substance use disorder can be unnerving, but La Hacienda’s admission specialists … Read More

Texas Association of Addiction Professionals Inducts Layton into Hall of Fame

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News, La Hacienda, Treatment Team

Sherri Layton inducted into TAAP Hall of Fame

Sherri Layton, LCDC, CCS, La Hacienda’s Outpatient Services Administrator, was inducted into to the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) Hall of Fame on Friday, August 17. The honor came during the association’s 44th Annual State Conference on Addiction Studies in San Antonio. “Sherri has taught us many lessons on how to step up and be good advocates,” said TAAP … Read More