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La Hacienda Treatment Center

4.2 Great (53 Reviews) |
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4.2
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145 La Hacienda Way
Hunt, Texas 78024

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Services

  • Wilderness

Facility Highlights

Relapse Prevention Track

Psychiatrist On Site by Appointment

See an Addiction Doctor Once a Day

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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4.5
Excellent
Beautiful setting, thoughtful programming, employees are positive, everyone seems very dedicated to their mission Only LCDC counselors, as far as I could tell. I believe there may be a need for more higher level therapists to address co-morbidity. All treatment centers are too expensive, however, I have no idea how to fix that problem. They worked very hard to get my friend in and followed up closely with me about it. They took him even though the insurance had not gone through yet. The staff there seem very dedicated to their clients and their clients' families.
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4.0
Great
Family days Older facility The location in hill country is very peaceful
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4.3
Great
Treatment was great.
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5.0
Excellent
When I came to La Hacienda I wasn't quite ready to be 100% sober. However, they taught me the way when I was ready. After leaving La Hacienda, and ignoring their advice, I did have a relapse. But less than a year later, when I was truly ready to be sober, what they taught me I was able to put into action and it saved my life. In less than two months, god willing, I will have eight years sober. I had been to treatment prior to La Hacienda and had really not learned a thing. In many ways, I owe my life to La Hacienda and the people there.
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I went to Laha in January of 2015. I have been clean and sober now for 18 months. Laha mainly taught me to open my mind and study myself. Most of all, be open to letting god take over. I look at Laha as a savior to me. It is what you make of it. If you're serious about wanting sobriety before entering Laha, it will most likely be a great experience. I was serious and now I am truly free on a day to day basis. There's no chemical solution to a spiritual problem. THANKS GOD:)
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1.7
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This review is from the perspective parent. La Hacienda was definitely not the right choice for my 18 year-old daughter. I am a parent who was guided to La Hacienda by insurance coverage, internet reviews, and La Hacienda’s pre-admission sales pitch. First, you should be very cautious before believing what the intake (or admissions) specialists say to you before you check in to any facility. I am convinced the person “selling” La hacienda to us prior to our arrival was on some form of incentive program designed around securing new patients. The “tell you anything” approach seems common in the rehab business. The La Ha admissions specialist (salesman) boldly lied about several things. I won’t detail the things about which he lied, because that isn’t the point. The point is that he lied specifically about the things we expressed were important to us in a rehab program. If we had expressed other priorities, his story would likely have morphed in parrallel. The salesman assured us that all the things we wanted were key aspects of their program. The most important lie was when he described how trauma treatment was one of La Hacienda’s specialties as a part of their dual diagnosis program. As it turned out there was no trauma treatment available at La Ha, and no one on the staff had a clue how to treat someone dealing with trauma. I will preface the following statements with an acknowledgment that my daughter was a difficult patient. She had been through a very traumatic event. She had been using drugs, but was clean for at least two weeks prior to admission (there were no detox challenges). She was very reluctant to enter rehab. The first thing that happened upon arrival at La Ha was my daughter found out that she had been lied to by La Hacienda about what would be available to her during treatment. That immediately made her angry and skeptical of the staff. Then we discovered that many of the patients at La Hacienda were there as part of a court order to reduce sentencing. My daughter didn’t want to be there, and she was surrounded by other people who didn’t want to be there. Most of the court ordered patients had no desire to stop drinking and/or using drugs. They were simply serving the their 30-day rehab sentence. The way the La Ha staff handled an 18 year-old who had been through trauma, didn’t trust the staff, and didn’t think she needed treatment was to begin a battle with her over authority. “You will do what I say, because we have rules and I am in charge.” My daughter’s response was to prepare for battle. When she resisted participation in therapy they chose a firm disciplinarian approach. There was never a noticeable attempt to build trust and use encouragement. I became involved after both my daughter and the staff were complaining about each other to me. I participated in conference calls and meetings where I felt like the counselor (or referee) trying to get both sides to be respectful and find a productive path forward. My daughter’s behavior deteriorated while at La Hacienda into a personality neither my wife or I had ever seen. The longer she was there, the worst it became. In addition I personally witnessed La Hacienda staff members and management interacting with my daughter by initiating conflict, arguing immaturely, engaging in personal insults, using degrading and condescending language. It was appalling and shockingly unprofessional. The La Hacienda staff conducted themselves in a way that was fitting of what one might expect from the staff at a county jail. Our daughter was at La Hacienda for 18 days. The La Ha staff and my wife and I all agreed the program was not working for her, so we took her out early. She was in a demonstrably worse state at the time of discharge than she was when she was admitted. Here is “The Rest of the Story”. It took two solid days of negotiation, comforting, counseling, insisting, etc. to finally convince my daughter she still needed counseling. It was difficult because of the disaster she had just experienced at La Ha. She reluctantly entered another facility called the Ripple Recovery Ranch (RRR) about 20 minutes north of San Antonio. The difference between the two facilities stark in every regard. The approach taken by Ripple is not a 12-step program. It is neuroscience-based approach that focuses on retraining the brain’s physiological response to trauma, stress, temptation, etc. The 12-step programs focus on the patient’s moral shortcomings. There is substantial research supporting the conclusion that addiction is not a moral shortcoming. My daughter found the neuroscientific approach much more beneficial. Aside from the difference in the clinical approach, the difference in the staff was also like night and day. My daughter entered RRR much more reluctant and resistant than the was when she was admitted to La Hacienda (because of her bad experience at La Ha). The staff at RRR was engaging, encouraging, patient, challenging and professional. All the things you would expect from professional counselors. The food was all freshly prepared, high quality and healthy. The facilities were exceptional. The residents essentially live as guests in a very nice ranch home. The patients were a mix of all ages and challenges, but they all wanted to be there. There was no one serving their 30 days as part of a court ordered stay in rehabilitation. The Ripple Recovery Ranch was out of network for our insurance and cost us a lot more money than La Ha or any other in-network would have, but it was money well spent. My daughter completed a 30-day program and has been for a little over a week. Only time will tell how much actual healing actually occurred in 30 days at RRR. But her mom and I both agree that she is better today than she has been in the past two years. The takeaway message is that even though my daughter was a difficult patient, she did great in the proper treatment program. The key was getting the right treatment for her, and La Hacienda was not it.
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5.0
Excellent
Doctors visit daily ...Only 28 days and expensive The doctors are the best and the staff very helpful
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4.7
Excellent
Counseling was good Not long enough The facility is only as good as the patient wants help.
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4.7
Excellent
YOU will fully understand the disease and why you surfer FROM it .
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4.7
Excellent
Location, staff Older buildings...I worked in the billing office and did not have much interaction with clients, but my general impression was that clients were well treated by staff.
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1.7
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Staff, curriculum, activities, privacy were all good things. Food not so good Excellent family program, off campus privileges, beautiful facility, quality staff
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2.3
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Compassion Incorporating family were good things. There are better rehabs out there, but this is the best in central texas.
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3.7
Very Good
Kind staff Too many mental issue cases mixed with addiction issue cases. I know they are linked- but some of the mental health problems were distracting, at best, and scary, at worst. The program really tried to help my loved one, however- cutting someone off completely from their outside life seems to only set them up for failure when they are reintroduced
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I have struggled with substance abuse for 45 years, and now I have been sober for 6 months. All of the staff are knowledgeable and compassionate. Focus on body, mind, and spirit were very effective for me. My case manager was in recovery, and could relate to me on my terms. I would highly recommend this facility to anyone who is sincere about making a change in their life.
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5.0
Excellent
I\'ve been sober 9 years with out a relapse and I owe most of it to the way they helped me get clean and head out to an AA meeting.
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5.0
Excellent
4 years sober since attending LaHa - it\'s an amazing place. If you are willing and wanting the help, this place offers it.
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I had been to an inpatient treatment place before and had not so good an experience. Five years I relapsed again. Not wanting to go back to the other place, I chose La Hacienda. I have never been treated with such kindness, understanding, support, while having EXCELLENT Drs on hand which you see EVERY DAY. It\'s coming up on 3 years now and it\'s the longest I\'ve stayed sober. My goal is to compete in either Figure or Physique competition in August!!!!!! I will be eternally grateful to ALL THE STAFF at La Hacienda!!!!
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3.7
Very Good
Our 21 year old daughter was addicted to heroin, battling depression and anxiety, and spiraling out of control. We were referred to the 30 day Collegiate program and she completed the program and has been sober for 2 months. There is a high level of medical supervision, meetings and counseling almost every hour of the day, and a great family week experience. Not sure what the future holds but the staff is tremendous and our experience from start to finish was excellent.
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No Rating
My son was at Laha for 28 days , he relapsed 2 weeks after leaving la hacienda. I know this place is not fully responsible for him relapsing but I met his personal counselor/ physiologist and he didn\'t impress me . I think he is there just for a paycheck and could care less about his patients . My son never received a follow up call from anyone there either. I believe they did not treat my sons root problem . Everyone e is different and they need to treat patients as individuals not only as groups. Sad to say but it\'s hard to find a good facility that really cares about the patients and their needs instead of just the money !! This place is pretty much a vacation for addicts because they can do pretty much anything they want , they don\'t have to attend meeting if they don\'t want to , they can just hang out and pretty much be on their own ! Now I find myself looking for a place to admit my son for help because Laha was a total waste of my hard earned money !!!
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my son went to LaHa for drug addiction and dual diagnosis. they never effectively addressed his addiction problem. the aftercare recommended was $20,000 and not affordable. long story short, - my son relapsed about four months later. when we contacted LaHa about him returning, the medical staff recommended against him returning. Stated that he needed to be somewhere with stronger psych services and recommended county services where we live. We have insurance, so that was a slap. We even requested that my son return to LaHa after going to a private psych hospital to make certain all of his meds were balanced before arriving. Following the 30 day rehab stay, he planned to stay in Kerrville for his sober living to keep his care continuous. Still no. reason was there are too many other dual diagnosis patients there for the one staff psychiatrist to handle my son and his diagnosis. LaHa was one of the few facilities in the insurance network that offered dual diagnosis. The sober living house owner, where my son had been living, even talked with the LaHa rep. He was shocked at the LaHa response and reason and said he had never had that happen in his decades of work. We spent several days working to find a facility, the whole time the LaHa rep making facility recommendations - all of which weren\'t in network. The rep knew we were struggling to find a suitable facility, but LaHa never came thru. The whole experience left my son very distraught and wondering what is wrong with him. My son thought highly of LaHa and still does. he just felt like if he could go back to LaHa, already diagnosed and level on his meds, he would be able to address his addiction disease. As a parent and someone that was desperately searching for help for a loved one, I am terribly disappointed in LaHacienda. You have to ask yourself what kind of facility turns down an addict seeking help, even when they have insurance that pays 100%. SMH still.
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5.0
Excellent
went to the big book and worked directly out of it.had a spiritual experience at the tx center. excellent location,faculty and facility.
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2.0
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Went in after a serious boat accident where I was severely injured. I had been dxd with PTSD and depression. They took none of that into consideration when I was there seeking their expertise and guidance. I had been told this was the best in the Country. I was seriously deceived at a very high financial loss! I still had physical challenges as well as chronic pain that needed to be addressed. I chose a different and better facility.
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I've been given an ultimatum by my children, back to rehab or no grandkids visiting me. I've attended 3 times in past 5 yrs at Choctaw treatment facility in Talihina, OK. So I attended in patient there because I could afford it and I was there for mostly alcohol but also gambling. I have not had a drink in over a yr and a half. I'm weaning myself with positive results, my gambling. Down to $100 a mo, all I allow myself. I walk out if I lose and that's it, as opposed to gambling my whole check. I feel that is awesome progress. I also am diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I stopped taking my bipolar and depression meds back in early February. Since that time, I've stolen and cashed 2. checks and walked out of Walmart a month ago with full basket I hadn't paid for. To me, I've got my addictions under control now, but I'm thinking about my bipolar disorder and need back on meds. I'm needing opinion on this please due to my grown children telling me inpatient addiction treatment or can't see grandkids. Please give opinion.
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My son went to La Ha for alcoholism. The first time was good but no follow up treatment plan that was not over 20,000 per month. The second time okay, but he left hating his family. The third time his counselor was upset with him and said he derailed her sessions. He is very bright and asks a lot of questions and will stand up for others. She kicked him out .. He call me crying. I told him to talk to her and the doctors. She left and the doctors stood by what she said... I called and they said she was leaving with her car pool... My son left in the am I called her and she she said I was hopping to have another shot at him. He loved one of the doctors at La Ha... It's all very sad. He was good to staff but they needed to see he was there for a reason and over 100,000.00 later, to be dismissed in that way is horrible.
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5.0
Excellent
Long track record of long term sober patients. Many come in every Sunday to give support. That was huge to me. The MD's staff's knowledge & understanding of the disease process & no BS Straight talk about where I was in that process was excellent. Also, the counselors helped me understand getting sober WOULD NOT BE ENOUGH to live as a free man- the life I sought. Patients there who did not want to be there but were forced to be were a downfall. I loved that right up front they dive into the medical aspect of my addiction. Made me look at it from a medical point of view with actual After giving a counselor a long detailed reasoning about my wife and family and business etc. they volunteered to walk me to the front office and get a refund check for all of my money and get me home safely because they told me that I was no way that I would ever stay sober trying to do all that for those people that I had to do it for just me. That saved me when my wife divorced me in spite of a couple years sobriety. Thank God I listen to them I didn't get sober for her.
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5.0
Excellent
Great medical care. Great 12 step program & counseling. Price could be a problem if you have no insurance or are not covered by insurance.
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2.7
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Their reputation and location is great. However, relapse and follow up are weaknesses of the facility.
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5.0
Excellent
I just left La Hacienda and this treatment center is AMAZING! This was my first treatment and I feel like I am armed with the necessary ammunition to battle my alcoholism. The counselors and all the staff are dedicated to patient success. I would definitely recommend La Hacienda.
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5.0
Excellent
I got to visit the patient and take her to lunch while she was staying here, she said that it is an effective facility. The patient like the program but there was not a lot of follow up.
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5.0
Excellent
It was all around great. It was a terrific facility with amazing staff.
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2.3
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They have great knowledge of the 12 step program. I went through the adolescent program and it really helped me. However, there are only outpatient services.
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4.0
Great
Instruction and explanations. Understanding the cause of my problems and the solutions to them. Taking the time to tailor the programs to the individual. I was looped into the college group when I shouldn't have been. Based solely on my age. Was a bit like being in jail although it would have been considered a very nice jail. More like a resort.
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4.0
Great
Family therapy is available for you to accept your loved one's addiction. They have intense therapy but the facility was not effective.
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4.3
Great
It was ok .. Expensive and I didn't stay clean long at all. The doctors are good but it focuses too much on AA and is based of the AA book rather than the NA.
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5.0
Excellent
Helping you understand your disease. Giving you the tools you need to stay sober! Overall a place where you can get your life back on track, and start to feel better about your overall life.
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5.0
Excellent
After numerous failed attempts attending other treatment programs (both in- and outpatient), the change in my daughter has been nothing short of miraculous. Quite honestly, we would've paid 10X the price to have gotten these results.
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5.0
Excellent
Both times my daughter was there she had very good counseling, group meetings and the family week was excellent. They were very helpful to me as a parent and had a psychologist on staff that was part of that help. They have a very good atmosphere in every way but the person seeking help has to want it not matter what or it will not be as beneficial. They have a very good team and structure to their program. She has been in other settings over the years too but this was the best and her first and second setting. She has been drug free almost three years now.
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5.0
Excellent
Outstanding and caring staff!
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4.7
Excellent
My son is currently in La Hacienda treatment center, and his father and I attended four intense days of family education last week, some of which my son participated in as well. Everyone who works there, from the medical director, who graciously met with us at our request, to the counselors and the group leaders are not only warm, kind and welcoming, but they know addiction and demonstrated a dedicated personal interest in my son\'s recovery. My son meets with a physician every day to assess his medical status and needs. I would without hesitation highly recommend this facility; I can\'t say enough about the quality of the program.
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4.0
Great
You could have the fanciest, nicest rehabilitation facility with the best trained staff, but unless your loved one is ready to stop, it's not going to work. The staff was excellent at what they do.
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2.0
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I don't believe that the AA program is enough to combat the powerful disease of addiction. My friend drank the night he got home.
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4.3
Great
La Hacienda is a great place to go for recovering alcoholics/addicts. Unfortunately, it cannot guarantee recovery.
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5.0
Excellent
La Ha was an awesome experience for my spouse and myself. They encouraged family involvement and taught the family members a great deal about the disease we were dealing with. They have done several follow ups and are genuinely concerned about any relapses and successes. Any alumni from La Ha is able to return on Sunday mornings for meetings and they have a reunion yearly. An amazing place! Whether or not my spouse stays sober (2 years sobriety thus far), they educated me and taught me about a disease that I thought I couldn't live with. Now I know that I can live with it and how to cope with it and my alcoholic. Very thankful!
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5.0
Excellent
My child was 14 when he was first in the evening program and turned 16 and entered the 30 day program. Offered family weekend, also group aftercare. The Young Adult Program (YAP) at LaHa was the place for my child to be supported in a safe place to be completely assessed and to get a toolbox to manage his addiction. He had plenty to deal with and has survived his teens and is now 28...it is a miracle that he has chosen to live.
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2.7
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I expected more one-on-one treatment. Condescending staff. Put in groups that were inappropriate.
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4.3
Great
I immediately got back in step with AA.
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5.0
Excellent
A great place for recovery
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5.0
Excellent
La Hacienda is simply the best. This program enabled me to do what 7 previous treatment stays at other centers didn't. I took back my life and never went back to the darkness.
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4.7
Excellent
I am still sober. Must be willing to accept change!
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3.7
Very Good
Really helped me out.
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5.0
Excellent
Was thoroughly happy with treatment i would have paid more for the life changing attention I received.
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5.0
Excellent
LaHa was just what I needed and just in time. I had special medical issues, and they had plenty of medical personnel on staff to handle it.
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4.0
Great
Would recommend this place.
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