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Prescription Drugs & Sobriety

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS & SOBRIETY

Are you sober if you use prescription drugs? This is a complicated question. It depends on why you are you using them, and how you are using them.

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What Does It Take To Get Sober?

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET SOBER? ADVICE FROM THE FOUNDER OF ALPHA SOBER LIVING

Running a sober house in Thailand, and having run rehabs in Chiang Mai for the last 10 years, I have seen a fair amount of sober people pass out of my doors.

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From Detox to Sober Living Houses (Part 2)

FROM DETOX TO SOBER LIVING HOUSES: THE STAGES OF ADDICTION TREATMENT EXPLAINED, PART 2

Detox and stabilization might take anything from 3 days to 2 weeks, dependent on the drug. After this stage, clients in rehab typically enter the psycho-social phase of treatment. This incorporates all the elements of rehab that people will be familiar with.

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From Detox to Sober Living Houses (Part 1)

FROM DETOX TO SOBER LIVING HOUSES: THE STAGES OF ADDICTION TREATMENT EXPLAINED, PART 1

So you’re two months into treatment and you’re not quite ready to go home. You’ve heard of a thing called transitional living or extended care. Where do these terms come from, and what do they really mean?

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Am I Too Old (Or Unfit) To Do Muay Thai?

AM I TOO OLD (OR UNFIT) TO DO MUAT THAI?

If you are worried that a sport like Muay Thai sounds a bit too strenuous and dangerous for you, or because you’re too unfit (and frankly too worried) to engage in it, then this blog should put your fears to rest.

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The Alpha Sober House Team Rolls with UFC Bantamweight

THE ALPHA SOBER HOUSE TEAM ROLLS WITH UFC BANTAMWEIGHT

The whole Alpha Team were rolling the other day at Team Quest (our favourite BJJ gym in Chiang Mai) when we encountered two rather good grapplers. We only found out later that one of them was ranked number 15 in the world UFC Bantamweight division.