Alpha Home takes part in first San Antonio Substance Use Symposium 2018: Focus on Opioids

Alpha Home was proud to be a sponsor at the first San Antonio Substance Use Symposium 2018: Focus on Opioids (SASUS) at UT Health San Antonio held last week.

SASUS represents a unique opportunity to bring together health care providers and community members to collaboratively identify opioid challenges and solutions to this public health crisis.

The symposium included presentations and community discussions about topics such as best practices for opioid treatment recovery members from organizations Alpha Home, San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Rise Recovery and UT Health San Antonio.

Leo Beletsky, presenting speaker from Professor of Law and Health Sciences at Northeastern University, spoke about the Treatment Gap: Policy, Politics and Patient Care.

 

 

 

 

Alpha Home celebrates birthday with family-friendly celebration

A free family-friendly celebration at the Ruble Center was held over the weekend to celebrate Alpha Home’s 52nd Birthday.

“We wanted to organize this event as a way of to say thank you to our wonderful neighbors, donors, staff and volunteers that have supported us throughout the years,” said Angela White, Alpha Home CEO.

The event was attended by over 150 supporters of Alpha Home and included free food, a moon bounce, paletas and games. Tom Kinsey from Learn Nature, an ecology educator, also took part in the celebration.

Alpha Home would like to thank H-E-B for providing the food and its amazing volunteers who helped make it a success.  It was a great time! ¡Viva Alpha Home!

 

 

 

 

 

National RX Drug Abuse Summit recap from Atlanta

This week, our CEO, Angela White, attended the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Atlanta, along with our community partner San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and got to listen to some amazing speakers like John Eadie from the Public Health and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Project; former U.S. President, Bill Clinton; and the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome M. Adams.

Adams outlined the fight for treatment and prevention while sharing his personal connection to the opioid crisis.

Alpha Home was proud to be part of the summit, which is the largest conference in the nation addressing the opioid crisis.