Alpha House remembered 57 clients who died in the last six months today April 16, 2019. Fourty staff and clients gathered to hear prayer, song, drumming and to make offerings to send friends and fellow human beings off in a good way.
Your help is needed! We’re collecting Seasonal Holiday gifts for men and women in our housing program. Wish list includes: socks, winter gear, home items, pictures, toiletries, make-up and gift cards. Recommended spend of $10 per gift. Our goal is to collect 125 gifts by December 8th in time for our housing Christmas party.
Donations of unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at 203-15th Ave SE. If you’re dropping off, feel free to call ahead so that someone assist you with your donation: 403-234-7388.
She’s been battling her addiction to narcotics for the last three years but isn’t ready to seek treatment, fearing she’ll lose her kids.
A.M. — who requested to have her name withheld — is among many women in Calgary who are addicted to prescription drugs, but are too afraid to seek help and too busy for three-month group therapy sessions, according to Melissa Molloy, who’s with program development at the Recovery Acres Society’s 1835 house.
As a result, the clinic plans to roll out the Women’s Co-occuring Disorder Outpatient Program to treat women who suffer from mental illness and substance abuse.
The program will be the first of its kind in the city, where both psychology and substance abuse specialists will be readily available to patients, said Dr. John Streukens, who helped the society develop its two-week intensive treatment program.