Rev. Neal Wilcox had a vision for an additional drug and alcohol recovery center for men, and in May of 1997, this dream became a reality.
One hundred ten acres of beautiful farm land was purchased in Yadkin County. The facility was named Alpha Acres, “A Place of New Beginnings”, and it has been just that for many men whose lives had reached rock bottom.
Alpha Acres is a structured, twelve-month program consisting of intense Bible study, academic instruction, hard work, and recreation. These various facets of the program work together to create a more well-rounded individual who is better capable of re-entering society as a successful citizen, son, brother, husband, and father.
In addition to daily Bible classes, Scripture memory, and one-on-one biblical counseling, the men must also attend a local church regularly and are encouraged to get involved there. Christ has the power to change lives, and it is this very power that has brought about positive results from the Alpha Acres program.
The Innovative Learning Center at Alpha Acres helps men with a variety of different academic needs. Those who did not complete high school can be taught the information needed to obtain a GED. Others who have had their minds damaged by alcohol and drugs can work to improve their long and short-term memories and critical thinking skills.
Each man is given a work assignment while in the program.These men are taught to deal with authority and co-worker relationships without the aid of drugs and alcohol. The work also helps to keep their minds and hands busy with little time to dwell on their past way of life.
On the beautiful property at Alpha Acres, the men play volleyball and horseshoes outdoors, fish in the lake behind the farm house, play games in the common room of the house, and play basketball and lift weights in the activity building. In this way, recreation is also a part of their recovery in mind, body, and spirit. The cost of this program is $1,200 with the 1st 2 months paid up front ($200). This amount is non-refundable. The remaining $1,000 will be paid at the rate of $100 per month. An application is available online.
For more information, contact Luke Money at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 463-5155.
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