Today we’d like to introduce you to Pierce Aliberti.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Pierce. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
At the age of fifteen years old I was introduced to prescription pills. Smoking weed and drinking with my friends was a normal part of growing up until opiates came into my life. By the time I was sixteen years old I was a full blown junky raiding my grandparent’s medicine cabinets for anything my friends and I could crush up and snort to feel an effect. Getting high was fun for me for a long time and I could get by with no real consequences.
When I was eighteen years old I was placed in my first detox in Roxbury, MA where I was introduced to shooting heroin. Heroin would take over my life and consume everything that was important to me for the next few years. Detoxes and treatment centers became a part of everyday life. When I finally found recovery through the 12 steps, it was pretty easy for me to see my purpose in life. Helping others find their way out of the grips of alcoholism and addiction.
As someone who found recovery at a young age, it has given me a platform to speak and reach others find their way that can relate to me. It has been almost five years since I have picked up any mind-altering substance. My best friend and I got together 18 months ago and opened up Dean’s House, a 14-bed sober living facility named after a close friend of ours who has passed away from addiction. After eight months we grew into a second home with an additional 15 beds creating a community of people in recovery in our hometown!
Our new venture is Woburn Wellness which is a licensed Alcohol and Drug day treatment center offering different levels of clinical care to men and women. The new program will offer day treatment, intensive outpatient, and outpatient services to individuals to help combat the current opioid epidemic. We are going to be offering individualized treatment plans, experiential groups and trauma-informed care to anyone in need.
We hope to bridge the gap between acute and residential treatment and day treatment services to help create a smooth transition for someone to re-enter everyday normalcy.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Woburn Wellness did face some obstacles but nothing too major that we could not overcome. Most of the obstacles that we have faced are the misunderstanding and stigma that surrounds addiction. People who are not familiar with who we are or what we about seem to be against us.
This is only solved by others becoming educated about addiction and having an open mind to the fact that we are not the enemy and we are here trying to help one another. The actual process of opening Woburn Wellness has been fairly smooth due to my partner Jack Maroney. Jack has become a role model and an amazing mentor to me throughout this whole process.
Please tell us about Woburn Wellness Treatment Center.
In my opinion, Woburn Wellness is going to be the first true 12 step and clinical immersion program in the state of Massachusetts. We will be offering Day treatment, intensive outpatient, and outpatient services to the surrounding community and to residents of Dean’s House sober living.
The program will consist of either full day or partial days of care that cater to individuals that can’t take time off from work, school, or family to live in a residential program but still want to better their lives and recover from addiction and alcoholism. We offer a wide array of different experiential and clinical groups, individualized treatment planning, aftercare placement, case management, job assistance, yoga, reiki, and mindfulness practices.
To experience the full immersion program, clients can opt to live in Deans House Sober living while receiving clinical care at Woburn Wellness to be fully immersed in the 12 steps. Being fortunate enough to offer Dean’s House and Woburn Wellness to each client so they can work hand in hand with experienced 12 step practitioners who have all found recovery through the 12 steps themselves while receiving clinical care is what will set us apart from others.
All of our staff on site have a wealth of experience and can meet each client where they are at in their recovery. We are well known for being compassionate, professional, and client focused with every decision we make. I am most proud of the work ethic and dedication of our team at Woburn Wellness to help cater to individuals in need which is our sole contributor to the success of this organization.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I had to start over I would have done nothing differently because I truly believe in the team at Woburn Wellness.
- Website: www.woburnwellness.com
- Phone: 339-999-2722
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/woburnwellness