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A Letter from a Mother Who Lost Her Daughter to Alcoholism

A Letter from a Mother Who Lost Her Daughter to Alcoholism

"My 37 year old daughter lost her life to alcoholism. I am hoping you will let me help out more people. If you are so inclined, please read/and or make copies of this enclosed written remembrance of her to those in need."

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Profiles of Addiction

Profiles of Addiction

Druggie, junkie, tweaker, – when you think of those struggling with addiction, do any of these words or stereotypes come to mind? Do you feel like you could pick out someone dealing with addiction from a crowd by their poor hygiene, unemployment status, and erratic behavior? If you do, it’s probably from...

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"I began working with Tracy [Alpine Center] after a 10-day hospitalization at UNI [a psychiatric hospital] for depression and anxiety. When I first began treatment my anxiety was still overwhelming me, and my depression took away any desire to engage in meaningful activity. As therapy progressed my anxiety and depression decreased a great deal, and I was able to enjoy activities and do the meaningful work I had done before hospitalization. Now therapy is centered on personal growth [and a deepening spiritual practice (life)], and living my life more fully."

Anonymous
Recovery and Preventing Addiction Before it Occurs

Recovery and Preventing Addiction Before it Occurs

According to the Center for Disease Control, the leading cause of death in the United States is drug overdose, which far outreaches car accidents and shooting deaths combined.

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Ms. Crystal Meth

Ms. Crystal Meth

We found an excellent poem that puts into words the reach and power of addiction – and we think it’s worth a read.

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Our Favorite Non-Alcoholic Christmas Drinks

Our Favorite Non-Alcoholic Christmas Drinks (recipes included!)

The Holidays are here and that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some fabulous beverages. We put together a list of our favorite non-alcoholic beverages for this Holiday season!

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How to Cope and Stay Sober Around the Holidays

How to Cope and Stay Sober Around the Holidays

At Alpine Centers, we want to help you be successful and healthy, and so we’ve come up with tools that have worked for us, so we know that you can utilize them to set yourself up for success.

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My World Inside a Bottle - A Memory Journal

My World Inside a Bottle - A Memory Journal

"Addiction can make your world so small; it can exist only within the confines of a bottle."

An anonymous writer shares a story of what life is like when your world revolves an addiction and how quickly everything can disappear.

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A Letter from a Drug Addicted Son to His Mother

A Letter from a Drug Addicted Son to His Mother

Today I can really see how lucky I truly am to have such an amazing mother and family in my life. I work with so many that don’t have what I have and often wonder how they will make it. I'm writing this letter for many reasons. The main point I really want to express is gratitude. ...

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"I can honestly and openly say that this facility saved my life. It’s like a family here. The staff cares more about helping you get sober and stay sober than they do about money. They will work with you if money is an issue. I highly recommend it!"

Tamara V.

"I have searched for many places for a long time before I found Alpine. Everyone here from the front desk staff to the therapists and owners, all have a huge heart and they want us all to succeed in controlling our addiction. The peaceful freedom that I have learned is something that I now want to pay forward and share what I have learned."

Pat

"I honestly just did not know how to live. I know that sounds crazy, but it’s true. Everything I did was destroying myself and my family. Alpine Centers helped me see this and to find skills to overcome that."

Kate Y.

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