The Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) Hill Day 2017

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La Hacienda Treatment Center The Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) hosted the 2017 Public Policy Institute and Hill Day

The Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) hosted the 2017 Public Policy Institute and Hill Day this month on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Twenty national advocacy organizations and the National Council for Behavioral Health partnered with NAADAC to make this happen. The event brings together hundreds of behavioral health professionals in Washington, D.C. for a three-day event, filled with sessions … Read More

Quote: “We Shall Want Sunlight; Nothing Much Can Grow in the Dark”

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Texas Rangers Sunlight La Hacienda Treatment Center Twelve Steps Twelve Traditions

Integrity, professionalism, camaraderie, and success…..all characteristics of a winning environment…..all characteristics that La Hacienda and the beloved Texas Rangers share in common. These are the things that we see in each other as we all do our job in the sunlight of the spirit. #laharecovery #TexasRangers

Patrick O’Fiel – Societal Benefits of Addiction Treatment

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Patrick O'Fiel La Hacienda Treatment CenterPartners in Recovery

When an individual suffering from addiction runs into the law, so often than not, courts decide on incarceration, as the court system is not designed to address addiction resolution. Attorneys with experience in handling such cases practice in recovery defense. The goal of recovery defense is to devise a non-criminal arrangement for clients to receive the care they need rather … Read More

Dallas Police Association’s “Back the Blue” Golf Tournament

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Back The Blue Golf Tournament La Hacienda Treatment Center Hurricane Harvey

On Monday, Dallas Police Association and Assist the Officer Foundation (ATO) held their annual celebration for first responders from all over Texas. Dallas ATO made large donations to groups, such as the Houston Police Union and the Texas Municipal Police Association to assist with Hurricane Harvey victims. La Hacienda supports this event every year. #laharecovery

Representative Andrew Murr Speaks About Legislation at La Hacienda

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Representative Andrew Murr Visits La Hacienda Treatment Center

Representative Andrew Murr visited La Hacienda this week to share about the legislative work this year that he and other passionately dedicated individuals have been working on to promote and grow the addiction treatment industry. This year, the State of Texas specifically took a big interest in mental health and substance abuse. Murr shared about issues being addressed, like the … Read More

A Hope for the Addiction Treatment Industry: Art VanDivier

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A Hope for the Addiction Treatment Industry La Hacienda Treatment Center

In October I will reach my 40th year of service to individuals caught in the destructive cycle of chemical dependency. As I look back, like many who chose this profession, I wanted to make a difference. Have I achieved that goal? The answer is a resounding yes, but not in the way you might think. 40 years of working with … Read More

Jeremy Sosa – Recovery Story

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Jeremy Sosa Recovery Story La Hacienda Treatment Center

A wise man once told me the two most important words you’ll ever hear in a twelve step meeting are “me too.” At six years sober I left my small town recovery bubble in Kerrville, TX for a new, exciting job opportunity two hours away in big, cool Austin. It was not an easy decision—I would be leaving friends, hobbies, … Read More

La Hacienda Treatment Center: Family Program and Support

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La Hacienda Treatment Center Family Program National Recovery Month

We believe the family of a chemically dependent person needs to be equally informed about the nature of alcoholism and addiction. It is highly imperative that family members be educated about the progression of substance abuse and how they can be most supportive. A new life in recovery begins with the process of letting go with love, getting rid of … Read More

The Definition of Addiction and it’s Effect on the Brain

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La Hacienda Treatment Center The Definition of Addiction and it's Effect on the Brain

The American Society of Addiction Medicine has a short definition of addiction which is given below. “Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.” … Read More