La Hacienda Treatment Center’s 40 Acre Campus

La Hacienda Treatment Center’s 40 Acre Campus

Addiction Treatment Campus

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La Hacienda Treatment Center’s 40-acre campus in the Texas Hill Country is the perfect location for healing from drug addiction or alcohol abuse and beginning recovery.

The attractive campus is surrounded by rugged hills of limestone covered by wildflowers and tall grasses interspersed with prickly pear and yucca cactus. Live oak, mesquite, cypress, and juniper trees fill most of the hill and valleys.

The Guadalupe River, which originates from Kerr County springs and runs to San Antonio Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, shaped this lovely valley. Its banks, shaded by tall cypress and pecan trees, are a popular place for fishing, tubing, and other recreational activities.

Started as a Hill Country Retreat

The common areas of La Hacienda’s facilities center upon a retreat hotel from the late 1940s. After several decades serving the public, the hotel was converted into an alcohol rehab facility in 1972.

Facilities added to the campus–including the Family Program building, women’s and men’s dorms, business office and Special Care Unit, for drug and alcohol detox–were constructed to blend in with the hotel’s original limestone and red roof architecture.

A Favorable Environment to Treat Substance Abuse

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Sights, sounds, and smells from a person’s surrounding environment impact their brain 24/7, enabling them to survive, function, and learn from their experiences.

Residential treatment in a recovery center in a peaceful setting removes excess input and allows the brain to concentrate on and benefit from therapy, giving recovery a better chance of success.

Patients in this setting can concentrate on their individual counseling and group support. they can focus on the addiction treatment programs and full spectrum of therapy offered.

Also supporting the addiction recovery process at La Hacienda Treatment Center are well-planned facilities, including the following.

Serenity Hill

Serenity Hill, which overlooks both the residential campus and the river valley, is one of the most-loved locations at La Hacienda Treatment Center.

La Hacienda clients walk up to the top of the hill to enjoy the delightful view of the surrounding countryside and benefit from a moment of tranquility. Alumni, now living a life in recovery, make it a point to climb the hill when they visit or come to reunion.

The A-frame Chapel on the Hill shelters participants in non-denominational Sunday morning worship services. Next to the Chapel, a fire pit and covered seating hosts weekday morning gatherings of the Seekers group.

Patients often find Serenity Hill to be the perfect place to do their 3rd step and they are also seen journaling, meditating, and praying atop this spiritual location. It’s hard not to feel connected to something greater when surrounded by open sky and the beautiful rolling hills.

The River Front

La Hacienda has a beautiful river front area along the North Fork of the Guadalupe that is used under supervision for outdoor meetings and social occasions.

The towering cypress and pecan trees and rippling water provide a *serene environment* for men and women struggling with a substance use disorder and trying to turn around their lives.

The Bodega

Patients gather daily in the Bodega for talks by doctors and alumni support staff, and for patient community sessions. The 12-step introduction sessions are also held here.

For free time, the Bodega features table games, and a sitting area near a stone fireplace for socializing.

Family Program Building

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La Hacienda’s week-long Family Program for family members of patients is hosted in a modern facility featuring counselor’s offices and meeting space.

The program provides addiction education, communication workshops, and information on how families can help their loved ones stay sober and begin a new life in recovery.

Special Care Unit

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After admission, the Special Care Unit (SCU) is the first step in the program for those entering residential treatment. Medical and clinical staff thoroughly assess each patient, develop an accurate diagnosis, and plan their treatment options.

If needed, the SCU is where a patient stays during medically supervised detoxification in rooms dedicated for that purpose. As soon as they are ready, patients are moved into dormitory rooms and start treatment for their drug and alcohol disorders.

The SCU also houses the nursing staff and offices for the on-campus, board-certified, addiction treatment physicians and nurse practitioners who meet daily with each patient. La Hacienda is unique among addiction treatment programs for having a fulltime medical staff onsite.

Dining Room

A good nutrition is part of the exceptional care addiction treatment patients receive at La Hacienda. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in the dining room–a part of the original hotel–are nourishing and tasty.

The staff provides patients with special needs the food they need, no matter the diet they follow. If a Patient is unable to come to the dining room, such as during detoxification, meals are delivered to them.

Those in treatment over the Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays are served a first-class, festive buffet.

Activities Center

Recovery from drug and alcohol abuse at La Hacienda includes physical activities. The activities center/gym incudes a basketball court and full spectrum of exercise equipment.

In addition to programs led by the activities therapy staff, the gym is open for individual use.
Other exercise facilities include a jogging/walking trail along the ridge at Serenity Hill, a small pool for aerobics and games, and a volleyball court.
Activities therapy also includes art projects in a building designated for that purpose. One of the art activities is painting personal inspiring messages on rocks, many of which are placed around the campus, especially on Serenity Hill.

Ropes Corse

Activities therapy also includes outdoor sessions on the Ropes Course where patients are involved in activities designed to instill self-confidence and give them tools to help rebuild their lives in recovery.

These activities have been shown to benefit persons suffering from anxiety disorders.

Green Initiatives for a Healthier Environment

The Edwards Plateau on which La Hacienda is located is a beautiful-but-fragile environment on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert close to San Antonio. The addiction treatment center seeks to help preserve that setting–including wild animal life–while conserving resources.

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These conservation methods include:
  • Using electronic medical records instead of paper files as often as possible.
  • Operating a wastewater treatment plant instead of using septic systems.
  • Creation of a 90,000-gallon rainwater catchment system.
  • Placing recycling bins for plastic bottles and aluminum cans around campus.

Life in Nature Helps Restore Balance

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Therapeutic wilderness programs have long recognized the healing qualities of nature. Recovery is easier when the environment is more relaxed, when mind, body and spirit can counteract busy, contemporary lives.

In his book, “The Nature Principle,” Richard Louv says that Vitamin “N” (nature) should be in everyone’s diet, and that “some of our society’s hunger for drugs may be related to our yearning for this unified state of mind, body and nature.”

Honest Introspection in a Natural Setting

Immersed in day-to-day life, work, and family needs, it easy to compartmentalize faith and spirituality. In nature, the bigger picture, life’s greater values and goals, become clearer.

Addiction treatment in a more natural setting gives people the opportunity for an honest look at themselves. Their gifts, talents, weaknesses, character defects and true potential become more apparent. It can help them to recapture hope in their lives.

Ideal for Meditation and Prayer

A setting closer to nature is ideal for the 11th of the 12 steps–“Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.”

La Hacienda's Alcohol Rehab and Drug Rehab Programs

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For 50 years La Hacienda Treatment Center has provided addiction treatments and alcohol rehab for men and women seeking recovery and new lives free of drugs and full of hope.

The entire staff is dedicated to successful treatment through addiction education (such as a medical talk about addiction and the brain), superior personal and group counseling programs, workshops for families, relapse prevention talks, and a plan for an aftercare program including nearby support groups.

Major Insurance Plans Accepted

Treatment at the addiction treatment center 90 miles northwest of San Antonio is included by many major health insurance plans.

If you or someone you know needs treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol abuse, phone (800) 749-6160 and contact one of our admission specialists. The benefits of a life in recovery are priceless.

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Behavioral Health Near Me

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers an online search application to help people find both inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment programs for addiction to drugs and alcohol. It provides location, distance, contact information, services offered and payment methods.

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Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment, also known as residential treatment, provides a high level of rehab services for alcohol or other drug addiction patients. Inpatient drug rehab programs include medically supervised detox, medication for withdrawal symptoms, addiction education including tools to sustain recovery, and transition to an outpatient aftercare program to help avoid relapse.

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Residential Programs

Residential addiction rehab programs, also known as inpatient treatment, provide addiction treatment in an addiction treatment center over a period as covered by health insurance or out-of-pocket payments. The focus on treatment helps patients receive the tools to develop a strong recovery plan and help avoid relapse in life afterward.

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Rehab Centers in Texas

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers an online search application to help people find both inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment programs in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S. For example, you can enter San Antonio and find treatment centers up to 100-plus miles around San Antonio. Insurance providers also supply information about treatment options at a recovery center included in their coverage.

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