Hill Country Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Inc. Kerrville, TX

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HCCADA'S TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY

The Hill Country Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (HCCADA) program of substance abuse services is based on medical research that alcoholism and addiction to other drugs are progressive diseases. Research and evaluation studies indicate that long periods of sobriety, abstinence, and/or reduced drug use result from effective intervention and treatment. Research also demonstrates that treatment results in a marked reduction in negative consequences for patients, their families, friends, and society at large. This is measured by domestic violence, disrupted families, employment histories, and public costs for law enforcement, welfare dependence, medical costs, and admissions to psychiatric hospitals. As alcoholism and drug addiction are chronic, relapsing disorders, continued treatment and support services will be required after any initial course of treatment.

Alcohol, tobacco, or other drug addiction is an individual, family, work-site, and community affliction. They negatively impact all sectors of society, regardless of age, education, race/ethnicity, gender, occupation, or socio-economic status. Therefore, it is critical that all citizens, especially teachers, employers, parents, and youth, understand the ability to treat the illness and the channels for getting a person into private or public treatment facilities. HCCADA realizes the importance of ensuring its treatment program meet established standards for providing services. Treatment must be tailored to the specific needs of each individual, and a continuum of treatment services is essential for matching patients with the optimal types and sequences of treatments. It is also important that specialized treatment services be available for populations with special needs and circumstances, such as adolescents, pregnant women, members of minority populations, and those with disabilities.

HCCADA recognizes that substance abuse treatment cannot occur in isolation from law enforcement and public safety, educational institutions, and social, health, and economic services. It is essential that substance abuse treatment have linkages with all segments of society that are important to the recovery and rehabilitation of the alcoholic and addict.

A key viewpoint of HCCADA's philosophy is recognizing the importance of breaking the generational cycle of addiction by providing intervention services as early as possible.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Hill Country Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Inc. strives to prevent substance abuse and promote understanding of addictions by providing education, information, screenings, treatment, and referral services to the citizens of Bandera, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr and Medina Counties.

OUR STORY


Since 1991, the Hill Country Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Inc. (HCCADA), a non-profit organization, has provided prevention, intervention and treatment services in response to youth, adults, and hurting families across Central Texas who are struggling with addiction/alcoholism and not knowing what to do or where to turn.

To meet the ever-growing needs of our communities and their rapid growth, HCCADA began its program services with 300 people annually. Times have changed and so have the services provided by the Council. Over nearly three decades in existence, learning what communities are lacking, HCCADA has developed many programs and services to accommodate those requests and assist over 3,000 persons each year, either directly or indirectly. HCCADA prides itself on having pioneered these services in the Hill Country.

Adult Outpatient Treatment is a particular need for people with substance abuse issues and their families. One of our goals at HCCADA is to keep the families together while their loved ones are successfully going through treatment. That is what Outpatient provides: the opportunity to heal not only the people affected by addictions, but also their families. In 2016 and 2017, approximately 90 persons attended evening therapy sessions and weekly individual support therapy that allowed them to stay in the workforce.

Indeed, one of the best things we see is the concern employers have for their employees. They rearrange work schedules to ensure their workers are getting the help they need. HCCADA appreciates the understanding employers of our communities.

With funding from the Department of State Health Services, professional staff has provided Adult Outpatient Treatment since 2002, offering free outpatient treatment programming to those who qualify. Even for those not meeting the poverty criteria, we offer a plan that costs less than most other outpatient facilities. We also accept Medicaid and numerous other insurance plans.

Aftercare is an essential part of the adult outpatient experience, and enrollment in HCCADA's 16-week Genesis program provides sustainable hope for those coming out of residential treatment or the prison system, bolstering their rehabilitation skills and providing an understanding of a new lifestyle called RECOVERY.

Genesis is a support and transitioning program which is intended to encourage and bridge the person from a protected environment into life on a solid footing with faith, love, and 12-step program principles.

Our communities are facing challenging times the less fortunate will always need attention, and we are here to provide help in any way that we can with compassion, understanding, and a deep desire to see them succeed. Our primary goal is to offer hope for the afflicted addicts, alcoholics, or substance abusers and their families--an alternative to health problems, insanity, incarceration, or death substance abuses will deliver if not treated.

We are here to assess individuals, make recommendations, refer to appropriate treatment modalities, and encourage the best possible solutions to what can seem like a giant to those caught up in the world of chemical abuse or addiction. We also provide hair follicle drug collection at affordable prices for those concerned about loved ones, employees, or individuals where laboratory verification of being drug-free is an issue.

We would invite anyone interested to call or come by and visit us, as we have literature and information available about addictions, our programs, AA/NA/CA meeting schedules available for civil servants, churches, employers, or others upon request.

We are a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporation, which means your charitable contributions or estate offerings are both greatly appreciated and fully deductible from your tax liability. You can be instrumental in helping others help themselves.

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