Online Addiction Treatment

Alpha Sober Living is a one stop shop for advice, education, and the assessment and treatment of addiction.

Welcome to Alpha Sober Living

Welcome to Alpha Sober Living, owned and run by Alastair Mordey, one of the world’s premier addiction treatment specialists. For over 15 years Alastair has been at the forefront of developing treatment programs for some of the world’s most successful addiction treatment facilities. In 2010 he co-founded The Cabin Rehab and The Edge Rehab, which became the two largest addiction treatment centers in the Asia-Pacific region. To date he has overseen the treatment of more than 5000 addicted people and continues to pioneer cutting edge treatment methods in behavioral health and addiction recovery for people all over the world.

After leaving The Cabin in 2019 Alastair went on to found Alpha Sober Living. Alpha started out as a men’s sober house which took people who were recently discharged from treatment facilities in Thailand and helped them to learn to live a sober life in the community. The emphasis was on body-based therapies, meditation, Jiu-Jitsu, strength training and peer support. Thus the name Alpha.

With the onset of COVID 19 across the globe in 2020, Alpha turned their attention to supporting clients online. This led to the development of an online rehab program for men and women and a series of e-learning modules that have proved very popular.

How we can help


Basic education on all aspects of addiction & associated disorders via a range of e-learning courses and e-books.

Online Counseling

weekly or twice weekly online addiction counseling sessions designed to support your E-Learning

Online Rehab

Twice weekly one to one counseling PLUS daily group therapy with peers just as though you were in a real rehab.

What we do

The Alpha E-Learning program is the first of its kind in the field. It is centered on the idea that many addicted people go through ‘stages of change’ before they become ready to seek treatment. E-learning offers addicted people and their families a chance to raise their awareness and level of education around addiction and other associated disorders, before they actually commit to the cost of a full treatment program.

Studies have shown that this educational approach increases people’s chances of successful recovery and also makes it more likely that they will access treatment. We have found that the types of questions people want answering before they make a decision treatment include the following;

  • How do people change, and can I change?
  • 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?
  • What kind of treatment programs are there out there? How do they work and will they work for me?
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The answer to all of these questions is Yes and Alpha’s e-learning course can help you start this process


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Sober living in Thailand

Alpha Sober Living also offers a truly world class sober house in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. We deliver a progressive and groundbreaking post rehab service. We also offer outpatient counseling and referral and assessment services.

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 residential addiction treatment centres, 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 characterized 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 ‘Recovery Zones’ 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.