Many people view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a social problem. Parents, teens, older adults, and other members
Hope and Help
Alpha House, Inc. provides help and hope for substance abusers through a variety of programs that use a “whole person” approach to help addicts and alcoholics change their lifestyle. We have been changing lives since 1970, long before medical models realized the need. We have proactively responded to decades of change and continue to be a innovative leader in treating substance abuse.
Our firm but loving therapeutic community provides inpatient and outpatient services that combine therapy with education, work, peer interaction, family involvement and community service. At Alpha House, we believe that highly motivated addicts and alcoholics can change their lives and we are dedicated to teaching them how.
Alpha House, Inc. is an adult residential therapeutic community that includes a community outreach component and outpatient services. Our community is comprised of two majestic old homes in one of Pittsburgh’s most beautiful neighborhoods. We provide a cognitive behavioral approach to motivate adults addicted to alcohol and other drugs to improve their physical, emotional, vocational and spiritual well being so they can become productive members of society.
Our vision is that every substance abuser shall receive high quality, comprehensive treatment for his/her addiction resulting in improved self esteem and become a permanent productive member of society.
Alpha House has been providing quality care and effective services in a firm loving therapeutic environment for more than 38 years. We help our residents overcome the challenges of addiction by implementing innovative strategies. Our rich experience coupled with our forward thinking gives us a solid foundation for continued success.
Alpha House, Inc. provides and arranges for ancillary services to women with dependent children, including women who are attempting to regain custody of their children.
Primary medical care for women, including care by agencies that specialize in treating pregnant women and offer prenatal care. Child care can be arranged for women while they are receiving these services.
Primary pediatric care, including immunizations, for clients’ children.
Gender sensitive substance abuse treatment and other therapeutic interventions for women that may address such issues as relationships, sexual and physical abuse, family therapy, nutrition and education to a GED level.
Sufficient case management and transportation to ensure that women and their children have access to the services they need.
Therapeutic intervention for the children in the custody of the women receiving treatment services. Intervention may address, among other things, the children’s developmental needs, issues of sexual and physical abuse, and neglect.
Alpha House staff works in conjunction with and helps arrange ancillary services with the providers listed under Referrals.
DA Services Referral Guide
Addicts and alcoholics are made not born. Our residents often have grown up in troubled families. They may have gotten little or no support, or experienced emotional, physical or sexual abuse, or violence.
Alpha House assesses the family situation and uses the evaluation to work with the resident. If family involvement will help the resident’s recovery, and the resident and family agree, then Alpha House’s Family Program serves as the link between the staff, family and resident. This link might be as simple as informing the family of the resident’s progress. But if the family requests, and is committed, then a family counselor will provide therapeutic intervention to the family.
Alpha House’s Outpatient Program offers a variety of services to clients who require less intensive treatment. We use a therapeutic team approach through which our psychiatrist and counselors work together to develop a plan to improve each client’s mental, emotional, and psychological health.
Individual, group and family counseling combine a cognitive behavioral treatment modality with the 12-step process. A variety of support services ensure that our outpatient clients receive the same “whole person” care as our residents.
Alpha House, Inc. provides a variety of services to help its clients break the chains of addiction. Our primary service is our therapeutic residential community. In this community we offer many other services that ensure that we help our residents in all aspects of their lives – part of our “whole person” approach to recovery.
Through these programs, residents can learn good work habits, attain their high school diplomas, deal with family issues, learn about HIV/AIDS, and get referrals for health services for themselves and their children.