Alpha Sober Living

Authored by Pin Ng

Edited by Michael Por

Reviewed by Alexander Bentley

Alpha Sober Living

Opened in February 2020, Alpha Sober Living is an online and low in-take sober living facility in the heart of Thailand’s beautiful northern region. The residential facility offers individuals the chance to further build on their progress in primary treatment, while the online rehab program is deigned to provide affordable home or office based treatment.


Alpha Sober Living was founded by well-known substance misuse counselor and addiction treatment specialist Alastair Mordey. A founder and former shareholder of The Cabin Addiction Services Group, Mordey is a pioneer in addiction treatment in Asia.


Previously, addiction treatment in Asia was non-existent, but since Mordey began working in the region, individuals have received the help needed to recover from their substance misuse problems. Along with being the founder of Alpha Sober Living, Mordey is also the program director. As chief clinical architect of The Cabin’s success, Alastair authored the treatment model for primary care, and also developed the philosophy and methods behind The Edge – a young men’s treatment program. Both of these treatment systems have strongly influenced the model used by many primary rehabs today.


Alpha Sober Living has a body-based therapy philosophy and combines this with talk therapy and psycho-social reintegration. Clients will experience one-to-one counseling, physical exercise to improve overall well-being, and group therapy. The well appointed, boutique style facility in Chang Mai specializes in martial arts and physical exercise to further rehabilitate clients upon leaving the maelstrom that is detox and primary rehab.

What is a day like at Alpha Sober Living?

The Alpha Sober Living program is centered around Recovery Zones. Mordey created the Recovery Zones program around his own ideology for connecting with individuals suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. The Alpha Sober Living founder created the program during his time at The Cabin where he was the program director.


Many of southeast Asia’s rehab centers now use elements of the recovery zone method. Recovery zones uses elements of a secular 12-step program. It also adds in CBT and mindfulness to bring holistic therapies to guests at Alpha Sober Living. The program is never fully finished as elements and modules have been added to continually provide the best care possible to clients.


What sets the Recovery Zones program apart from other rehabs is its focus on body-based therapies. Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Qi Gong, Yoga, and Vipassana meditation are all parts of the program, which give clients the chance to cleanse their bodies and minds. It also allows them to have focus and get their minds and bodies on the same wavelength. Alpha Sober Living has an in-house dojo allowing guests to practice their body-based therapies without leaving the center.


Guests will also spend time in the outdoors amongst nature. The area around Chiang Mai is wonderfully scenic with hills, forests, and trails to explore.

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Alpha Sober Living accommodation


The rehab center is in a residential property that has been recently refurbished. It is a five-bedroom center. The in-take at Alpha Sober Living is low, meaning guests have plenty of time for one-to-one therapy. The center is never overrun with guests and each client is a face and name, rather than a number. Guests will enjoy a private on-suite bedroom during their stay. The communal areas are impeccable giving clients the chance to sit and relax when studying.


The Chiang Mai facility is first-class with an in-house meditation studio and an on-site health food restaurant catering to all diets from vegan to keto. Alpha Sober Living has an extensive network of associated coaches from all disciplines to give clients the chance to learn various martial arts.


The center is situated in a chic, upmarket part of Chiang Mai. Clients can take advantage of living in an authentic, safe part of the city. Thanks to the authentic aspects of Chiang Mai, residents can take advantage of the local area.


Alpha Sober Living privacy


Alpha Sober Living founder Alastair Mordey is seen as a world leader in addiction treatment. He is experienced in the world of addiction recovery and has a built a rehab center capable of providing guests the anonymity they seek during treatment. Alpha Sober Living provides guests with complete privacy.


Alpha Sober Living modality


Alpha Sober Living uses the Recovery Zones program which was created by Alastair. It incorporates elements of secular 12-step rehabilitation, CBT, and mindfulness. There are also modules of secondary treatment and sober living environments. Body-based therapies make up a major part of the program with martial arts and exercises practiced.


Alpha Sober Living setting


The recovery center is located in the beautiful Thai town of Chiang Mai. It is set in a chic part of the town but is close to nature allowing guests to explore the local hills and forests. There are also local markets to enjoy.


Alpha Sober Living cost


Guests are provided an incredible recovery plan in a beautiful setting for a mid-level rehab cost. Rehabs in Asia such as Alpha Living offer guests more treatment for their money than similar places in North America. This has helped make Alpha Sober Living a popular destination for non-Thai clients. The rehab offers visa assistance for extended stays, 24-hour English speaking staff, medical back up with substance-abuse specialist doctors, and sober living and extended care options.


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Alpha Sober Living’s Online Rehab offers two online courses. This two-part addiction treatment method has been tried and tested for more than a decade in private high-end rehabs such as The Cabin and The Edge. Developed by Alastair Mordey, they have been updated and made accessible for e-learning and are now available for the first time as an online addiction treatment program.


Few people can claim to be a world leader in addiction treatment. Mordey is just one of the elements that sets Alpha Living apart from the rest of the recovery programs in the world today. In addition, Alpha Sober Living uses body-based therapies with a focus on martial arts. A unique part of the program that helps, motivates and reinforces recovery.


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Alpha Sober Living Specializations

  • Alcoholism Treatment
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Drug Addiction
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Meth Addiction
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • MDMA Addiction
  • GHB Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Substance Abuse

Alpha Sober Living Facilities

  • Martial arts dojo
  • Meditation shrine
  • Comfortable therapy rooms
  • Smoothie bar
  • Beautiful Chiang Mai
  • Access to nature
  • Health meals
  • Thai Massage
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Spacious living area
  • Access to 12 step meetings
  • Night markets and old city
  • Gyms, pools, country club etc
  • Thai tuition
  • Laundry

Aftercare at Alpha Sober Living

Alpha Living offers a ‘step down’ aftercare service which means that clients can maintain their link with the team once they discharge, whether they have moved back home, or as an outpatient still residing in Chiang Mai. Options include personal sober-coaching, monitoring, counseling, skype counseling, participation in group therapy and access to martial arts and holistic therapies. This tailored approach significantly increases the chances of maintaining long-term sobriety and makes long term treatment much more affordable.

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Alpha Sober Living

Alpha Sober Living has a body-based therapy philosophy and combines them with talk therapy and psycho-social reintegration. Clients will experience one-to-one counseling, physical exercise to improve overall well-being, and group therapy.

1, 3 Rat Uthit Road., Wat Ket Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand

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Alpha Sober Living in the Press

Addicts are mostly drawn to rehab in Thailand by the variety of options on offer, says Alastair Mordey, who runs a local rehab center called Alpha Sober Living. In their home countries, treatment is often limited to a substitution program with methadone or to a 12-step abstinence program based on the Alcoholics Anonymous philosophy… [Click to Read More]

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