Pierce Aliberti, Co-Founder
Pierce Aliberti is the co-founder of Dean's House and Woburn Wellness addiction treatment center. Dean's house is strictly a no-nonsense approach to having a spiritual experience with the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous. All of our staff on site are recovered drug addicts and alcoholics who have gone through the 12 steps in order to overcome their addiction and obsession to use drugs and alcohol. They truly know what each resident is experiencing and can connect with them on a personal level based on their own life experiences to create a bond that cannot be broken.
"I went through my whole life feeling incomplete. No matter what I did to try and fill that internal void I never could understand what was wrong with me. I tried filling it with materialistic things, money, girlfriends and everything else. Nothing ever fixed me. I was fourteen years old when I was introduced to drugs and alcohol and I instantly fell in love. Drugs and alcohol gave me that instant gratification and relief that I was looking for. I fell into the depths of drug addiction and alcoholism very quickly and as my addiction progressed my life got worse. Fast forward a few years and I was a homeless IV heroin and crack cocaine user. After thirty detoxes, sober homes all over the state, rehabs and court rooms I was blessed with the gift of desperation. Addiction stripped me of my morals, sanity, freedom, and trust of loved ones. I thought“just going to meetings” or “holding onto my seat” would be the solution to my problems but soon realized that it was much greater than that. I was spiritually sick and needed a power greater than myself to restore me to sanity. Every time I put my faith in mankind, mankind always failed me. I knew that no human aid was ever going to fix me, the love of my mother and father, or any negative consequence that came with my addiction. It wasn’t until I was introduced to the 12 steps of Alcoholics anonymous that I was shown the disease model of how I suffer from a mental obsession to use drugs and alcohol and that my body has an allergic reaction every time I put a mind altering substance in my body. After years of fighting and trying to maintain I almost lost my life to addiction but was able to throw myself into the 12 step process and recover from the obsession to get high. Today my life is beautiful, I don’t have everything that I want but what I do have is an overwhelming feeling that everything is going to be okay. Drug addiction has given me the opportunity to help other addicts and alcoholics who are struggling just like I was. My life is very simple and serene and most importantly I have my sanity and freedom back. Only by the grace of God and the people who showed me the way is this possible!"