NAATP Chief Testifies About Addiction Treatment Ethics

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News

Marvin Ventrell Examining Advertising Marketing Substance Use Treatment Industry, Courtesy Energy and Commerce Committee

The national opioid crisis and increased funding for addiction treatment are raising concerns about those who play the system for financial gain. To set an industry standard against such activities, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)—of which La Hacienda has been a member since 1994—has strengthened its code of ethics and adopted other standards of care. That stand … Read More

Recovery Softball Tournament Hits New Record

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2018 La Hacienda Recovery Softball Tournament

It was “take me out to the ballpark” time again as representatives from drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers around the country converged on Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, on March 9, 2018, for the third annual Invitational Recovery Tournament.Sixty players from 20 facilities toured the stadium, then went to the pros’ locker rooms to change into Texas Rangers … Read More

Jon Garcia Finds Power to Finish the Race

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Jon Garcia Finds Power to Finish the Race

In the movie “Chariots of Fire,” Scottish Olympian and missionary Eric Liddell is quoted as saying, “And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within.” La Hacienda Admission Specialist Jon Garcia found the inner power to complete his first 140.6-mile triathlon, the Memorial Hermann Ironman North American Championship Texas, on April 28 in … Read More

La Hacienda Achieves Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

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La Hacienda Treatment Center Joint Commission Accreditation

La Hacienda’s commitment to providing safe and effective care for persons recovering from drug and alcohol addiction has earned it The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for behavioral health care. A thorough on-site inspection in February checked the center’s compliance with behavioral healthcare standards in several areas, including care, treatment, and services; an environment of care; leadership; and screening … Read More

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers 40th Annual Leadership Conference

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NAATP 40th Annual Leadership Conference

The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) got welcome news during its 40th annual leadership conference in Denver: efforts to assure the public of the field’s overall professionalism and integrity are succeeding. The first evening, the Deputy Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse told attendees that the federal agency considers NAATP “the good guys” in the treatment … Read More

Partnering with Insurance Companies helps Patients

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Cade Saurage Workshop Managed Care Partnering

Cade Saurage, La Hacienda’s Director of Utilization Management and Partnerships, enthusiastically embraces his work. He recently shared the reason for that zeal with a meeting room filled with treatment center professionals in Denver. “Making sure a patient has enough time in clinical care and counseling — so they can start over with a new life — that is why I’m … Read More

2018 Alumni Reunion Speaker – Jason J

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2018 Alumni Reunion Speaker Jason J

“Everybody’s life has value, meaning, and purpose.” – Jason J. Disclaimer: Alumni Reunion Speaker recordings may be edited from their original version in order to provide some individual privacy. The edits do not change the main intent and message of the speaker. #laharecovery

2018 Alumni Reunion Speaker – Jay K

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2018 Alumni Reunion Speaker - Jay K

“You will go on to live a happy and successful life however that may look. You will have a sense of purpose.” – Jay K Disclaimer: Alumni Reunion Speaker recordings may be edited from their original version in order to provide some individual privacy. The edits do not change the main intent and message of the speaker. #laharecovery

Cade Saurage to Repeat Popular Workshop on Managed Care Partnering

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Cade Saurage Director of Utilization Review & Strategic Partnerships

  By popular demand, Cade Saurage will repeat his well-received presentation on Managed Care Partnering at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Programs (NAATP) 2018 National Addiction Leadership Conference in Denver, May 20-22. Cade, who is La Hacienda’s Director of Utilization Management and Partnerships, first spoke on the topic at last year’s NAATP conference to a standing-room-only audience in Austin. … Read More

46th Alumni Reunion Draws Hundreds

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La Hacienda 2018 Alumni Reunion Buttons

  More than 300 alumni, family members, former staff and guests visited the Hunt campus May 4-6 for the 46th annual La Hacienda Alumni Reunion. Stormy weather Friday morning dissipated just in time for the yearly get together. From registration that afternoon through the alumni meeting on the lawn Sunday morning, conditions were perfect. Highlights included superb guest speakers, fellowship … Read More