Joan’s Blessing in Disguise

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County story

“Joan’s” Story: My time at Alpha Home has been a blessing in disguise. I was sent there by my probation officer after two years in federal prison. I came with an attitude of indifference. I had been sober for a little over two years and felt I didn’t need to come to Alpha Home. How wrong I was.

This has been the greatest opportunity for me. I truly believe everything happens for a reason. Why I was sent here after my sentence instead of before really confused me, but after successfully completing this program, I trust in my faith more than ever.

The program taught me so much in just 90 days. I am not the same person I was when I got here. I am so much stronger. I have more self-esteem than I’ve had in a long time. I have learned the tools I will need to help me through not just my recovery, but also future relationships and life’s everyday ups and downs.

I learned that sobriety is not recovery.

If I want to achieve my goals and maintain my recovery, then coming to Alpha Home was the best thing I could ever do. They take lost, scared and angry women, and turn us into strong independent women with hope. This is a spiritual program based on rigorous honesty. I learned what integrity really means. I re-established my morals and built a strong foundation for my future.

The dedication and time the Alpha Home family gives is not only commendable, it’s astonishing. I’ve made lifelong friends being in the residential program. I am grateful and sincere.

Alpha Home is the only San Antonio gender-specific residential rehabilitation program dedicated exclusively to treating women. It provides women intensive and expansive therapeutic drug rehabilitation and alcoholism addiction treatment program in a home-like residential setting that prepares them to remain clean and sober while embracing the benefit of a lifelong 12-Step commitment.

Alpha Home Alumnae Spotlight: Christine

Today we’re bringing you the story of Christine, an Alpha Home Alumnae who never gave up. Completing treatment at Alpha Home helped her turn her life around and she now works at the Adult Drug & DWI Court, working to help others who were once in her shoes. #ChangeTheConversation

“After sitting in jail for over a month ready to go to prison, with the help of the Felony Drug Court, I was admitted into Alpha on May 3, 2007. While at Alpha Home I learned how to confront my addiction. It taught me how to care for myself when I had just given up. It help mend my relationship with my family… It also helped me get back on my feet and become independent. Because of Alpha Home, I found my strength and have been able to help many other women. I have had a pleasure of working alongside some great women who came from Alpha Home, while working as a Recovery Coach and working for the Felony Drug Court and Judicial Services for almost 9 years. I have been sober for 10 years.”