About LMR – Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Dallas Texas

About Life Management Resources

Life Management Resources is uniquely qualified to provide an unparalleled level of chemical dependency treatment services.  This is about your life.  It’s not a game.  Recovery from a dependence on alcohol or drugs is the only acceptable goal.  The success of our program is based on the commitment to patient care made by the entire staff, the quality of the process we undertake to discover the underlying roots of the addiction, and the quality of the teaching of new coping skills to face the world without fear.

Dr. Fred J. Hansen, creator of the inspiring film about chemical dependency Finding Hope, is the Chief of Staff at LMR and is personally responsible for the creation of the protocol selection provided at each session.  He remembers a time when he first began working at a psychiatric hospital, being asked to lead a group.  He asked, “What is the topic?”  The reply was, “you can talk about macramé if you want.”  The handouts, he felt, were insulting and did not respect the person who had come to the facility for help.  Copies of copies that were barely legible and written for a juvenile audience.

He vowed that this would never continue on his watch.  When he created Life Management Resources in 1999, he began the task of writing important, significant protocols that would touch each patient emotionally, that would direct them towards the understanding of a new skill they would need to develop.  The Life Management Resources Protocol Development Library today is over 8,000 pages of material, divided into 24 specific sessions covered in the eight week program.  There is no other treatment program with a structure that begins to compare to that of Life Management Resources. The protocols are based on evidence-based, scientific information.

In 2008 Life Management Resources became Nationally Accredited by the Joint Hospital Accreditation Commission, the highest level of accreditation a health-care facility can receive. Life Management is one of only 3 freestanding, non hospital based programs in America to achieve this recognition.

However, the success of the program only starts with the printed material. It has always been Dr. Hansen’s belief that simply equipping patients with tools and teaching them the 12-Steps, is inadequate to achieve a long-term sobriety that incorporates a joyous, healthy and functional life. His belief is that we must attack the underlying events that lead to the addiction in the first place.  Utilizing a variety of interventions, the staff works with patients to  identify and confront the traumatic events, real or perceived, that have led them to find alcohol or drugs as a solution to their problem. These techniques have helped hundreds find peace in their life and form a foundation for lasting recovery, and is a part of the therapy employed by all LMR therapist today.

The presentation of the material in group therapy sessions by Dr. Hansen or a member of the treatment team is exciting, challenging, involving and full of excitement. Breaking midway into gender specific groups, the women’s group and the men’s group continue to process in emotionally charged sessions that allow each patient to process their own difficulties in dealing with the topic of the evening.

In individual sessions which meet each week, the counselors continue to embrace the efforts of each patient, encouraging them, supporting them, and prayerfully motivating them to a life of recovery. Dr. Hansen encourages family sessions to allow the entire family to begin the process of healing. He is active in facilitating these sessions as well as couples counseling for those in the program.

If you need help, or you are a family member needing help – reach out! Call us, we can arrange for you to visit the program, no cost, no commitment – just see if the exceptional programs of LMR may be right for you


Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Dallas Texas.