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La Hacienda: The Full Spectrum of Addiction with Dr. Katherine McQueen

Sarah Oliveira McDonald, a long time listener of our podcast and part of the La Hacienda family, extended an invitation on behalf of La Hacienda Treatment Center for our team to visit their incredible campus located in Hunt, Texas. As our listeners know, we are always searching for treatment facilities that provide exemplary services. We volunteered our time with a mission to get to know their staff who are considered family and interview some of their clinical team.

Please welcome Dr. Katie McQueen to the show. We had the honor of listening to one of the many educational sessions she provides for staff and residents. She joined us in her office to discuss addiction and co-occurring disorders. Join us for an eye opening discussion about the full spectrum of addiction disorders with some special focus on food addiction. 

Katie McQueen, MD, is a nationally recognized expert in the field of addiction medicine. She has written several book chapters and articles related to addiction and has lectured extensively on screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT), as well as prescription drug misuse, and addiction as a medical disorder. While on faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and UTHSC-Houston, Dr. McQueen developed and was the Medical Director for InSight, the State of Texas SBIRT program. InSight screened more than 90,000 Harris County residents for substance use problems and provided both brief intervention and more intensive services when appropriate to more than 20,000 patients. Her pioneering work in SBIRT has been recognized by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Prior to joining the medical staff at La Hacienda she practiced Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine in Houston, Texas.

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