The Hill Country Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (HCCADA’s) program of substance
abuse services is based on medical research that alcoholism and addiction to other
drugs is a progressive disease. 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, and 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
Our mission is to provide comprehensive substance abuse recovery and behavioral health
services to help individuals and families achieve and maintain a healthy and productive
lifestyle. This is accomplished through comprehensive treatment and prevention methods
guided by a philosophy of mutual concern and responsibility.
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 South Central Texas struggling with
addiction/alcoholism and not knowing what to do or where to turn.
To meet the ever growing needs of our communities and the rapid growth, HCCADA began
its program services to 300 persons annually. Times have changed and so have the
services provided by the Council. Over a 20 year existence, learning what communities
are lacking, HCCADA has developed 12 programs and services to accommodate those requests
and assist over 3,000 persons each year. HCCADA prides itself on the pioneering of
these services in the Hill Country.
Family Services is a growing and essential need for persons and their families with
substance abuse addictions and requires special attention as well. One of our goals
at HCCADA is to keep the families together while their loved ones are successfully
going through treatment. That is what Family Services provides, not only the person
affected by addictions, but their families as well the opportunity to heal. Approximately
150 persons annually attend evening therapy sessions and weekly individual support
therapy that have allowed them to stay in the workforce.
One of the most heart-felt experiences we see is the concern employers have for their
employees. They rearrange work schedules to ensure their workers are getting the
help they need. "Kudos to the understanding employers of our communities".
With funding from the Department of State Health Services, Professional staff has
provided Family Services since 2002, and offering free outpatient treatment programming
to those who qualify. Even those not meeting criteria, we offer a plan that costs
less than most other facilities.
Aftercare is an essential part of the outpatient experience, and enrollment into
HCCADA’s newest 12-month program "Genesis" provides a means of sustainability for
those coming out of inpatient treatment or the prison system to bolster their rehabilitation
skills and 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 principals.
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
and understanding, and a deep desire to see them succeed. Our primary goal is to
offer the afflicted addict, alcoholic or substance abuser and their families an alternative
to health problems, insanity, incarceration or death this disease will deliver if
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 this world of chemical abuse or addiction. We also provide
hair follicle drug screenings for those concerned about a loved one, employee or
individual where laboratory verification of being "Chemical Free" is an issue.
Other program services offered by HCCADA are the DWI Education Program, the DWI Intervention
Program, Drug Offender Education Program, Alcohol Education Program for Minors, Victim’s
Impact Panel Program and an Anti-Theft Program.
We would invite anyone interested to call, come by and visit us as we have literature
and information available about addictions, our programs, AA/NA/CA meeting schedules
available for civic, church, employers or others upon request.
We are a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporation which means your charitable contributions
or estate offerings are and would be appreciated and fully deductible from your tax
liability. You can be instrumental in helping others help themselves.