Alpha Sober Living

Chiang Mai, Thailand
“A groundbreaking post addiction treatment service”
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Sober house in Chiang Mai

About Alpha Sober Living Recovery House

Alpha Sober Living is a recovery house for men located by the Ping River in the urban heart of Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city in the mountainous north of the country. Alpha specialize in using body-based therapies in conjunction with talk therapy as part of their secondary treatment and sober living program.


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Sober Living Program

The Alpha Sober Living program is based around Recovery Zones, which is the method authored by founder Alastair Mordey during his time as program director for The Cabin.

Elements of Recovery Zones are used by most of South east Asia’s rehabs. It incorporates secular 12 step facilitation, CBT and mindfulness. Alastair has recently added new modules which are useful for continued care (secondary treatment and sober living environments).

In addition Alpha residents engage in a range of body-based therapies such as Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Qi Gong, Yoga and Vipassana meditation. Some of these activities take place in Alpha’s in-house dojo (meditation and martial arts studio) and some take place off site in sports clubs that Alpha is affiliated with.

Alpha also promote time spent in nature, and spend some time during the weekends exploring the hills and trails around Chiang Mai.


A comprehensive range of facilities include:

  • Martial arts training area (dojo)
  • Meditation shrine
  • Secluded and comfortable therapy rooms
  • Smoothie bar
  • Health food snacks and meals
  • Thai Massage
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Large beautifully furnished rooms
  • Extremely spacious living area
  • Immediate access to 12 step meetings
  • Easy access to night markets and old city
  • Close to gyms, pools, country club etc
  • Thai language tuition
  • Laundry
Sober house living room with library
Panoramic room with teak flooring
Counselling room with 2 chairs

A High Standard of Accommodation

Accommodation at Alpha Sober Living consists of private rooms that include:

  • Spacious Rooms
  • King-size bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air-conditioning
  • Daily laundry
Bed with silk sheets and red cushions
Guest accommodation with neutral colors
Traditional Thai painting

Activities and Options

Alpha Sober Living takes full advantage of its location in central Chiang Mai and the surrounding area. Clients benefit from Alpha’s close affiliation with alternative health practitioners, strength training experts, rock climbing clubs, triathlon coaches, Jiu Jitsu and Qi Gong experts as well as other martial arts teachers.

Therapist lifts weight
Man climbs on indoor rock wall

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing and Qi Gong

Alpha clients may train in a number of internal or external martial arts, including in-house tuition in Qi Gong and Jiu Jitsu. Alpha’s program is based on the idea that ‘somatic experiencing’ – a method of becoming more aware of the body during the healing process – can be achieved by way of social martial arts training.

Jiu Jitsu is practiced as a form of ‘no-gi’ grappling meaning that clients can wear ordinary sports gear. This type of Kickboxing incorporates Dutch as well as Thai training ‘drills’ which focus on skill and technique rather than sparring and also incorporate HITS (high intensity) training for cardio fitness. Medical Qi-Gong is practiced ‘in-house’ and incorporates both breathing exercises and ‘iron shirt’ conditioning.

Man kicks waist pad at gym
Brian has head in headlock while grappling
Bald man does traditional Qi-Gong

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Aftercare & Outpatient Services for Long-term Recovery

Alpha Sober 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.

Qualified and Professional Clinical Team

The founder and clinical lead Alastair Mordey is acknowledged as a world leader in addiction treatment and was formerly a founding partner and director of several of the larger treatment centres in Thailand. Alastair has almost two decades of experience in the substance abuse field. Initially he worked in all four tiers of the UK’s treatment system, before co-founding The Cabin Group in 2010, which he ran as overall programme director for eight years.

At Alpha, Alastair is joined by his family and a wide range of associated counselors and health practitioners. These include addiction specialist doctors, corrective exercise specialists, martial arts experts, and addiction trained counselors, support workers and interventionists.

Additional Services

  • Visa assistance for extended treatment durations.
  • 24 hour English speaking on all staff.
  • Medical back up with substance-abuse specialist doctor’s clinic
  • Sober living and extended care options.

Useful Information

  • Intervention service available on request.
  • Sober coaching available on request
  • Family therapy and consultation also available
  • Assessment and referral into primary treatment/detox
  • Case management during detox and inpatient rehab.

Admission Requirements

• You should be mentally and physically able to participate in the program.
• You must be willing to abide by treatment program rules and regulations.

Testimonials and Reviews

Alpha Sober Living in Chiang Mai is a fantastic transition for those who have completed a residential treatment programme looking for additional support in their recovery.

“Thanks Ali for his professional, honest and responsible treatment to my brother and the family.”


+66 81 452 9002


1, 3 ราษฎร์อุทิศ ถนน, Tambon Wat Ket, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand