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Our Story

Stories matter. The story of Casa Colina is the culmination of many life stories woven together by a higher power with aim at a higher purpose. Our story begins long before Casa Colina was even an idea. Chico West got sober over thirty years ago and began his journey of helping men and their families build a life in sobriety.

In his efforts, he crossed paths with a young man named John Campbell. Through John’s own journey in sobriety, and Chico’s relentless support of him and his family, a lifelong bond was built. Many years after John and Chico’s relationship began, they would embark on writing a new chapter with the sole purpose helping other young men and their families experience the same resurrection and rebirth that the Campbell family had experienced.

Together they made Chico’s vision a reality and opened the doors of Casa Colina in August of 2017 on the Campbell’s sprawling 220-acre ranch. The captivating scenery is almost heavenly and has become the perfect backdrop for the opening scene of many new stories being written every day up on the hill. What began as a short story featuring a God-fearing man and a young, struggling addict and his family has blossomed into a collection of stories ranging from the staff to every young man and their families that have stepped foot on the enchanting property. Stories matter. At Casa Colina, we want to help you write yours.

Our Name

Casa Colina is Spanish for “House on the Hill”.

Our hope is that Casa Colina Treatment, our “house on the hill,” in historic Waxahachie will be a home away from home…an elevated location of healing, connection, and community for men who seek freedom in sobriety.

Our Mission

The team at Casa Colina is committed to equipping men and their families with the tools to achieve a lifetime of freedom in sobriety.

Our Philosophy

We believe that addiction is a chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development.

Our program strives to identify and arrest the progression of the disease. Our 90 day residential men’s program is designed to include an immediate introduction into individual and group counseling using the Twelve Step model along with Cognitive Behavioral and Existential Treatment modalities. We are also astutely aware of the coexistence of psychiatric illness. It is our policy to treat a chemical addiction as a primary illness unless the addiction is determined to be secondary to a psychiatric disorder.

Our Values

Values are principles that bring meaning to life.

The word “values” is defined as the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. Our team at Casa Colina embraces the personal and professional values of accountability, respect, honesty and service to others. We strive to practice these values in our own interactions while also living a disciplined life.

Our Goals

Having specific goals and standards inspires success and motivates our team to strive for excellence every single day.

  • Provide a comfortable residential setting to return our guests to their optimal level of personal functioning.
  • Foster a safe, fun and healthy environment for addiction treatment.
  • Deliver exceptional care by utilizing a well trained and professional staff committed to our mission and values.
  • Develop effective and creative treatment interventions and therapeutic modalities.
  • Introduce, educate, and implement the 12 Steps of AA into the lives of our guests and their families.
  • Serve as a strong resource and guide for family addiction therapy.

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