“I’m so grateful to be a part of such a clinically-sophisticated, dual-diagnosis treatment program. There are so many unique aspects to The Prairie, and The Pilgrimage comes to mind first. The Pilgrimage is a transformational journey toward one’s purpose through a culture of integrative healing. Another unique aspect includes the individual’s five, one-to-one weekly interventions with their therapist, case manager, recovery specialist, family therapist, and nurse practitioner. There is a special something you feel when you enter The Prairie’s beautiful countryside setting. I look forward to connecting you to The Prairie, and for you to experience working with their highly-experienced staff.”


Loren Hauck-Kwas, CCMI

National Outreach Representative, The Prairie Recovery Center

With over 20 years in the addiction and mental health treatment field, Loren began her career working for two behavioral health hospitals in the Chicago metropolitan area, and has since represented an all-addiction treatment center on a national level, two licensed healthcare professional treatment programs and two national treatment center networks.

A mental health and OCD-treatment advocate celebrating six years in love-addiction recovery, Loren has offered marketing consulting under her company LJ Hauck Consulting since 2014. She serves as the certified case manager and interventionist training manager for Ken Seely and Eric McLaughlin (from the ‘Intervention’ Show) and has completed the Ken Seely Group CCMI training courses as a Certified Case Manager and Interventionist-I (CCMI).

Currently, she is helping with national outreach at The Prairie Recovery Center and parent-company Ethos Behavioral Health Group, while also serving as admissions director for Paradigm Austin.

Loren resides in Lakeway, Texas with her husband Captain Jason Kwas of the Houston Fire Department, 10 year-old daughter Savannah and 14 year-old stepdaughter Makenzie. Together, they enjoy camping near Garner State Park in Neal’s Lodges and boating on Lake Travis, as well as watching movies and barbecuing.

The Prairie Recovery Center

A co-gender, residential treatment facility in Round Top, Texas helping adults achieve long-term recovery from substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues.

Nestled on 40+ acres of serene Texas Hill Country in Round Top, Texas, The Prairie Recovery Center offers residential treatment for substance use and co-occurring mental health issues, including drug and alcohol detoxification, with the goal of long-term recovery and wellness. A mere 90 minutes away from Houston, Austin and San Antonio, a newly-renovated, 1850’s farmhouse serves as the heart of our expansive space, encircled by comfortable residential cabins and panoramic views. Guests will find a serene respite from daily life while they heal.

To all who are seeking recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, welcome home.


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Our people-first, principle-driven approach puts patients and team-members above all else, always.

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We work collaboratively with patients to create meaningful connections that positively impact their lives.

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Everything from the design of our spaces to our clinical programming is created with a specific intention.

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Created by The Prairie Recovery Center Chief Executive Officer Robert Hilliker, LCSW-S, LCDC and developed in collaboration with Dr. Sara K. Schneider, Founder and CEO of The Human Journey, The Pilgrimage is an active, experiential, life-as-laboratory curriculum that enables those in treatment not merely to learn about the concepts involved in their personal recovery process, but actually to begin practicing the skills of a recovered person. Through weekly experiences, The Pilgrimage works to help people grow into the full measure of themselves in order to lead meaningful lives and engage healthily in relationships. Exclusive to The Prairie and other Ethos Behavioral Health Group healing centers, clients will come face to face with the spiritual tasks of committing to their own personal pathway for healing, joining with others both within and outside of recovery communities, contributing back to loved ones, offering service to others, and committing to the long haul of personal growth.

Our Comprehensive Approach to Care

Long-term recovery is a journey—one that we guide clients through with compassion and expertise. Upon completion of medical detox and stabilization, we examine the whole person in the context of their environment and work with clients to craft an integrated treatment plan specific to their needs. This includes a choice in recovery programs, individual and group therapy tailored to co-occurring disorders, functional medicine, psychiatric evaluations, and extensive family involvement (process groups, weekly therapy and monthly intensive therapy).

An Integrated Family of Healing Centers

The Prairie is part of Ethos Behavioral Health Group, an integrated family of healing centers in Texas and Illinois with levels of care ranging from inpatient to outpatient treatment options. To help sustain recovery, we connect patients with resources within the Ethos system of care for ongoing outpatient treatment. Moreover, aftercare conversations begin the day a client arrives at The Prairie. To learn more about Ethos Behavioral Health Group, visit www.ethosbehavioralhealth.com.