Activities Therapy Director Loves Her Work

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

allison sullivan moyer and hailey olden, service awards

Activities Therapy Director Allison Sullivan Moyer (right) with her 25-year service award, and her assistant, Hailey Olden, with her 2-year award. As of October 2020, Allison Sullivan Moyer has been “paid to play” (her words) at La Hacienda for 25 years. That’s because, as Director of Activities Therapy, she spends much of her work day outside. And she loves helping … Read More

Dr. Terry Rustin Joins La Hacienda Medical Team

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

dr terry rustin staff psychiatrist la hacienda treatment center

The most recent addition to the La Hacienda medical team, Dr. Terry A. Rustin, MD, is a veteran physician with a primary interest in patients with co-occurring addictions and mental illness. Dr. Rustin served 21 years on the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he trained medical students and residents, and ran an addiction … Read More

Scientific Study Supports 12-Step Program Effectiveness

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News, La Hacienda

people in circle with arms linked behind backs

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) helps people overcome alcoholism. Many—including our staff—will say that is not news. Based on many years of experience, they have felt that way for decades. What is new is a comprehensive analysis–conducted by a Stanford School of Medicine researcher and published in the respected journal, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Review–supports that observation. After evaluating 35 studies—involving … Read More

Saurage to Address Austin Addiction Professionals Network

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

cade saurage speak austin-net

Cade Saurage, our Director of Utilization Review and Strategic Partnerships, will be guest speaker for the September virtual networking event for Austin-area addiction and recovery professionals, students and allies. As with many events during the COVID-19 pandemic, AustinNet for September will be held via Zoom starting at noon, Wednesday, September 16. Interested persons should RSVP to chris@itoiaustin.com. Participants will receive … Read More

Raymer Now Directing Alumni Program

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda

Chris Raymer, Recovery Community Director

The homecoming is complete. Chris Raymer, who created and lead the Alumni program for 17 years during his first tenure at La Hacienda, is once again its leader as of September 1. “Chris is one of the most passionate people I know about helping patients find the solution,” says Elizabeth Olson, Director of Business Development. “He loves getting to call … Read More

Can You Identify Our Masked Staff?

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

photos of staff wearing mouth nose masks

During the pandemic, some staff have found teleconferencing using programs like Zoom handy for keeping in touch. For example, our Alumni Support people are using such tools to stay in contact with alumni. Most of our work at the treatment center is done in person, however, and continues that way. Our dedicated women and men partially cover their faces as … Read More

Quarantine Recipes – Turkish Chicken Kabobs

adminLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

quarantine recipe turkish chicken kabobs

While we practice social distancing, many 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 both time and stomachs. By Carly … Read More

Quarantine Recipes – Chicken and Dressing Casserole

adminLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

David Hutts recipe for Chicken and Dressing Cassarole

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 both time and stomachs. … Read More

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

adminHealing Environment, La Hacienda

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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