Treatment Providers Work to Build Trust

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La Hacienda staff at NAATP Awards Dinner

Photo: La Hacienda team members Janet Blackburn, Sherri Layton, Art VanDivier, Cade Saurage, Frost Readel and Michelle Sweet enjoy the NAATP Awards Dinner. The news wasn’t good when addiction treatment professionals from across the nation gathered in May 2018 for the annual National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) Leadership Conference. The media was full of stories about “bad actors” … Read More

Alumni Reunion 2019 Overcomes Stormy Start

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Rainbow over La Hacienda after Friday evening storm during Reunion 2019. (Photo by Elizabeth Olson)

Photo – Rainbow over La Hacienda after Friday evening storm during Reunion. (Photo by Elizabeth Olson) Despite a stormy beginning, at least 275 persons – alumni, family, and friends – enjoyed Reunion 2019 on May 3-5. Friday evening’s high winds, torrential rain, and lightning forced folks into the Bodega for the opening session and washed out the bonfire by the … Read More

Reunion 2019 T-shirts are Here!

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Dale Trees and Sherri Layton show the Reunion 2019 t-shirt

Alumni Support Representative Dale Trees and Outpatient Services Administrator Sherri Layton display the commemorative t-shirts that will be on sale at Reunion 2019 this coming weekend at La Hacienda. Be sure and get yours early!

Intern Grad Learned Skills and More About Herself

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Intern program graduate Rachel Kessler and Rocky, her purr-fect patient.

Photo: Rachel Kessler with her “purf-fect patient,” Rocky the cat. For almost four decades La Hacienda has trained chemical dependency counselors while treating addiction and alcoholism. Rachel Kessler is the latest in the long line of women and men to complete intern training here. She ended her two years in the program on April 29 and has passed her state … Read More

A Former Patient on Reunion

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A Former Patient on Reunion

It’s only a week before Reunion, so we’re sharing the reflection above from a former patient about why it is important to them. If you haven’t made plans to attend, you can still come; just get here. And bring a friend or family. For more information click here.

Dr. Katie McQueen on Alcohol Awareness

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Dr. Katie McQueen talks about alcohol awareness

Did you know that more people in America drink too much alcohol than there are Americans who suffer from addiction to alcohol? In this brief video, Dr. Katie McQueen, MD, a member of the medical staff serving La Hacienda Treatment Center, talks about this and other facts regarding alcohol use. To make more people aware of the facts about alcohol … Read More

Advocating in Washington for Addiction Treatment

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Layton and Hutts with TAAP group meeting with US Senator John Cornyn

Photo: David Hutts, far left, and Sherri Layton, fifth from left and next to U.S. Senator John Cornyn, recently met with the senator and his staff. Two La Hacienda staffers were a part of a Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) group that met with U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in Washington, D.C. Outpatient Services Administrator Sherri Layton and Business Development … Read More

Slip Away to Hunt in May

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Airplane in a painted rock created by a former patient.

Not all of the patient-painted rocks at La Hacienda are just stones and color, nor or they all on the ground. You never know where you will find them or what new messages they will offer. In addition to the tiny metal airplane, this rock wedged in the limbs of a Serenity Hill cedar tree also contains the now-faded first … Read More