Residential & Online Addiction Treatment

Alpha Sober Living provides comprehensive advice, education, assessment and treatment for addiction.

Welcome to Alpha Sober Living

Welcome to Alpha Sober Living, a residential and online addiction treatment service provider developed by Alastair Mordey, one of the world’s premier drug rehab specialists.

Our online rehab programmes are delivered via custom built e-learning courses, online group therapy and one-to-one counselling sessions, as well as at our own residential sober living house in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. Our rehab programmes can be accessed from anywhere in the world. All you need is a laptop and the willingness to grow. For more details about online rehab, or a free comprehensive assessment, contact us.

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Does Online Rehab Work

Scientific research shows that tele-health services such as online counselling are effective. Improvements in video-conferencing technologies in recent years have revolutionised the way that addicted people can get help and this has had a significant impact on the cost of treatment.
People often search for a rehab close to home, but now People with addiction issues can access treatment at a fraction of the cost of an inpatient rehab or even an outpatient rehab, and what’s more they can do so from the comfort of their own homes. Whichever stage of the addiction treatment journey you are at, contact us here for a free consultation.

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How we can help

At Alpha Sober Living we take an educational approach to rehab. Through our E-learning modules you will learn more about addictive disorders. We will work with you at your own pace. Studies have shown that this educational approach increases people’s chances of successful recovery and also makes it more likely that they will continue to access treatment. We can help you answer the questions that many addicted people have:

  • How do people change, and can I change?
  • Do I have to go to a rehab near me?
  • Should I go to inpatient rehab or outpatient rehab?
  • What is addiction? Is there a scientific answer to this question?
  • Has my childhood or my environment in some sense created my addiction and can I deal with this?
  • How do they work and will they work for me?

Alpha’s online rehab course is specifically designed to give you science-based, straightforward answers to these questions and then provide affordable treatment to you from the comfort of your own home or office.

What we do

Online Counselling

Weekly or twice weekly online addiction counseling sessions

Online Rehab

One to one counseling plus daily group therapy with peers just as though you were in a real rehab. PLUS your own copy of a high quality treatment manual written by one of the leaders in the field

Sober House/ Aftercare

Alpha Sober Living provides aftercare groups and sober accommodation for those who have finished inpatient rehab

Get sober at home

Our E-Learning series consists of two courses which are exactly what you would find in an inpatient rehab. These courses have proven to be effective over ten years of use in real inpatient rehab settings. They provide massive cost savings for clients and enable addicted people to access quality addiction treatment at a fraction of the cost of attending a 28-day inpatient rehab. It enables clients to access support for longer, while continuing their life without interruption.


“ After 2 months in primary treatment I accessed outpatient counselling with Alastair at Alpha for 2 months following his sober plan for me. Having been at many rehabs and sober houses over the years I can honestly say that the depth he takes you too is beyond anything else available out there in Asia and probably Australia too. I knew Ali from his time as programme director at the Cabin and jumped at the chance to work with him one to one. ”

Sam N

Drug Rehab & Sober Living in Thailand

At Alpha Sober Living we also run our own residential sober house in Chiang Mai for people who are finishing rehab in Thailand and going on to extended care. Our truly world class sober house delivers a progressive and groundbreaking post-rehab service. Regardless of where you come from our pioneering model of recovery will give you every chance of remaining clean and sober after your stay in rehab and will take your recovery and emotional sobriety to another level. Our methods are tried and tested through more than a decade of running some of the world’s largest and most successful addiction treatment programmes.

What is a Sober House

A sober living facility, or a sober house, is effectively a secondary stage of treatment after being in primary treatment (a drug or alcohol rehab). Whilst you can learn the basic tools of recovery in an inpatient rehab or residential setting, often these tools can be quickly lost on return to the stresses and strains of your home community. A sober house is a bridge between the ideal environment of a residential drug and alcohol rehab and ‘real life’.

Addiction and substance abuse

Addiction is a behavioural illness characterised by intense cravings and poor impulse control. Continued abuse of substances or other rewarding behaviours damages the brains learning and decision making faculties. It also creates a blunted response to reward and pleasure which in turn leads to an increased need to use substances or engage in highly rewarding behaviours (pornography, gaming, gambling etc). Treatment options for behavioural illnesses like addiction tend to focus on psycho-social reintegration (learning to become part of a group of peers), as well as learning to regulate emotional states.

Urban recovery at Alpha Sober House

Alpha Sober Living is all about urban recovery. It is realistic. We use the modalities that are best suited for successful recovery and long-term sobriety. At our sober house in Chiang Mai we augment our counselling programme with a programme of body-based therapies, including strength training, jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, medical qi gong, movement coaching and meditation. Recovery from addiction is all about connection and these methods are all about increasing body awareness and bonding with our peers. Many of the techniques that are used in addiction treatment centres in Thailand today (such as Thai boxing for youth, mind-mapping, and secularizing the 12 Steps with CBT exercises) were pioneered by our founder and programme director Alastair Mordey. We are easily able to build on what you have learned in your rehab because Alastair designed and authored the programme that most Asian rehabs now use. In this way you can seamlessly continue the therapeutic work you began in the primary stage of addiction treatment at your rehab

Is Alpha Sober House for me?

Most of our residents will be coming to us directly from Thai rehabs (primary treatment) but we also accept new residents from any location anywhere in the world if they have completed primary treatment and have the willingness to work a serious programme of recovery. This programme is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves physically, mentally and spiritually. At The Alpha Sober House we develop mind, body and spirit. If you have completed drug and alcohol rehab, or residential rehab for a process addiction, and/or if you have a basic amount of clean and sober time and are determined to grow to your highest potential, then we are the sober house for you. If you have been in a number of rehabs or sober homes and secondary stage treatment centres before and found that they did not push you enough mentally, physically and emotionally, then again, Alpha Sober Living is probably the sober house for you.