Bakery Lorraine Brings out the PB&J

On September 22, our friends at Bakery Lorraine will be selling their PB&J macarons, especially for Alpha Home!  When you visit any of the BL locations AND Maybelle’s at the Pearl, your purchase of some peanut butter jelly time, will benefit Alpha Home big time!

Don’t be shy!  Buy a box and share with a friend.  You can add a little sweetness to your life and help us lighten up someone else’s.  Thank you for supporting Alpha Home during National Recovery Month!

Visit www.bakerylorraine.com for all their locations.

 

 

FASD Awareness Month

September is a busy month!  We’ve been celebrating recovery all month, but we want to be sure our community knows about other important causes during September.  Our team is also representing awareness in the community for FASD Awareness Month – also known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  The Family First recently went blue to promote awareness with staff and  in-patient and out-patient clients.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects can include physical problems and problems with behavior and learning. Often, a person with an FASD has a mix of these problems.*

Our Family First team works diligently with clients in our residential program for intervention and awareness while they are beginning the recovery process.  For our male and female clients in outpatient services, the Family First team brings awareness to help prevent FASD, but also to be pro-active if someone’s child has been diagnosed and to help prevent future pregnancies from suffering the same outcome.  The Family First team provides parenting classes for both in-patient and outpatient clients of Alpha Home.

Of all the addictions, alcohol use is the most unforgiving on the fetal development with lifelong effects.  If you are a partner organization, our Family First team would be happy to come out and provide a session on prevention and awareness.  As a community, we can end FASD.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction and is pregnant, please contact Alpha Home urgently at (210) 735-3822.  We can help you!

  • excerpted from the CDC – see here

Shine a Light on Recovery

This week’s fun event for National Recovery Month is GlowGa in partnership with MobileOm and Pinot’s Palette Alamo Heights.  What is GlowGa?  It’s yoga under dark lights with florescent paint!

Help us “shine a light” on the need for a community effort to battle addiction during National Recovery Month with this special Glowga class. You’re sure to find your flow in the dark under the florescent glow of blacklights. Wear your whitest and brightest and come early to connect with your inner artist, using glow in the dark paint and your body or clothes as a canvas.

Meet us on your mat at Pinot’s Palette for this fun and festive class in support of National Recovery Month. Proceeds from each ticket sale will go directly towards our efforts in the community.

Monday September 17, 6:00-8:00pm
@ Pinot’s Palette (Alamo Heights) : 7959 Broadway

Tickets: $20 Advance / $25 at the door.

Be sure you register here prior to the class to reserve your seat.  Price increases at the door and we can’t guarantee there will be spots left.

 

PANDAmonium for Alpha Home

This week Panda Express, located at 1803 Vance Jackson, is donating 20% of you purchases to Alpha Home when you show your support!  It’s simple, show them a paper or electronic version of the flyer below, and 20% of your lunch and/or dinner, all day, goes toward our mission to offer a pathway of help, hope, and healing through spiritually based drug and alcohol treatment and support. If you’re making an on-line purchase, just use code 250069.

This the kind of PANDAmonium you can get behind!  Be sure to follow us on social media to stay connected with all the fun things happening this National Recovery Month!