This program is unique because, while we recognize the specific needs of the professional, they are not treated as if in an ‘elite club.’
The Recovering Professionals Program at La Hacienda is a specialized program designed for those whose profession requires licensure or certification: physicians, dentists, attorneys, nurses, accountants, etc. It is recognized that licensed persons, by the very nature of their profession, may have special issues in recovery that need to be addressed with more intense focus. In addition to the core program, professionals at La Hacienda participate in specialized therapies such as Recovering Professionals Process Groups, professional advocacy, community-based 12 Step Groups specifically for recovering professionals, and individual resource counseling.
La Hacienda’s staff works closely with referral boards and peer assistance programs. We help the professional address special needs when he or she is in treatment by assisting with unusual situations not common to the general population and assists the professional in understanding any special requirements by the referral agent/licensing body.