Transitional Living Program

An immersive aftercare experience specially designed to provide young men all the tools they need to be successful in recovery. Recovery cannot be taught – it must be experienced. With the support of our staff and a community of like-minded peers, Alpha 180 residents gain the self-confidence, life skills, and direction they need for lifelong recovery.

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Healing

Our Clinical Approach

We believe that everybody is seeking love, connection, and personal fulfillment. Our licensed clinicians seek to help uncover what thoughts, experiences, or behaviors are standing in the way of achieving your true potential. Because addiction involves mental, biological, social, and environmental factors, our therapeutic approach seeks to address all of these areas as well.

All members of Alpha 180 are paired with a primary therapist that they will work with one-on-one for the duration of their stay. Therapy is individualized for the unique needs of each student and may adapt as needs change throughout the course of your stay.

Our experience shows that treating trauma is pivotal to achieving long-term recovery. ‘Trauma’ can refer to any experience, big or small, that made you feel unsafe in the world. When left untreated, individuals will continue to use anything they can to get that sense of safety, regularly turning back to alcohol and drugs. When it is an appropriate fit for the client, we offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR is a researched-based psychotherapy designed to alleviate distress caused by traumatic memories.

Many individuals that have experienced addiction struggle with feelings of shame. Our therapeutic approach is designed to help you uncover and utilize your unique strengths. As you navigate and overcome the challenges of early recovery, you and your therapist will work together to integrate these successes into your identity. The result is a feeling of confidence, gratitude, and excitement for the journey ahead!

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Life Skills Development

Alpha 180 members share a desire to enjoy life and realize unknown potential. Regardless of where you are on your journey, our staff and residents will walk alongside you to achieve your dreams.

You will work directly with our Case Manager to set goals and navigate each step of the process at a pace that works for you. For students currently enrolled or seeking to enroll in coursework, these residents will receive a personal Education Specialist to make sure they are successful in school.

Unlike other Intensive Outpatient Programs, Alpha IOP is tailored specifically to young men in early recovery. We seek to empower participants to take an active role by bringing topics that are affecting their lives and providing each other feedback in real-time. While participating in IOP, you will build relationships with other participants, as well as learn important skills to support you in your recovery.


Residences

Alpha 180 Transitional Living Residences provide the structure and sense of community necessary for your recovery. Daytime and live-in staff provide accountability and direction so that you remain focused, as well as develop new life skills. You will work together with the other residents to create an environment that’s fun, encouraging, and truly feels like home.


Sober Clubhouse

Sitting in the heart of Austin is our main campus off of Nueces in West Campus. This go-to for young peoples’ recovery hosts events, nightly dinners, weekly meetings, and our Intensive Outpatient Program. It also provides space for studying and/or relaxing throughout the day with like-minded peers in a safe environment. The Sober Clubhouse is your place to feel at home.

Expeditions and
Activities

As a part of the Alpha 180 family, you will be invited to participate in community activities and expeditions all around Texas. Alpha 180 knows that recovery happens outside of groups and that getting plugged in with a community of peers is vital. By participating in trips and activities with people in recovery that are your age, you’ll see that recovery is fun and make lifelong memories.
Here are just a few of the trips and expeditions we have taken with our community:
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Hiking at The Greenbelt
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Snow boarding in Taos, NM
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Swimming at Barton Springs
Transitional Living Program in Austin Texas
Overnight trip to Galveston, Texas
Transitional Living Program in Austin Texas
Camping in Big Bend National Park
Transitional Living Program in Austin Texas
Paintball and Wake Boarding
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Cliff Jumping Pace Bend Park
Transitional Living Program in Austin Texas
Golf and Disc Golf
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Whitewater rafting in Gunnison, CO
Transitional Living Program in Austin Texas
Hiking at The Greenbelt
Transitional Living Program in Austin Texas
Whitewater rafting in Gunnison, CO
Transitional Living Program in Austin Texas
Overnight trip to Galveston, Texas
Transitional Living Program in Austin Texas
Snow boarding in Taos, NM
Transitional Living Program in Austin Texas
Camping in Big Bend National Park
Transitional Living Program in Austin Texas
Golf and Disc Golf
Transitional Living Program in Austin Texas
Swimming at Barton Springs
Transitional Living Program in Austin Texas
Paintball and Wake Boarding
Transitional Living Program in Austin Texas
Cliff Jumping Pace Bend Park

Family Programming

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Recovery is a process that involves the whole family.
For the duration of your stay, clinical staff will maintain regular contact with family members to ensure they are learning and healing alongside you. In addition to updates from therapists, we host a three-day educational, experiential Family Weekend. Some of the features of the family support we offer include:
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Family Sessions
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Recovery Education
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Boundaries and Family Dynamics
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Multi-Family Support Groups
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Referral to Outside Services
We believe that recovery is not just for the person with substance use issues, but more of a journey for everyone affected in the family. When the family recovers together, the chances for success in achieving long-term recovery rise significantly.

Rite of Passage
Retreat

In both professional and social recovery contexts, it’s common to hear about the “pink cloud.” Many individuals in early sobriety experience a period of unshakable happiness and optimism as they begin to reap the benefits their new life choices are affording them. Not uncommonly, a few months into newfound recovery, seemingly resolved emotional challenges begin to surface. Many aftercare programs are not equipped to address this very important transitional period, which can lead to problem behaviors, emotional regression, and relapse.

The Alpha 180 Rite of Passage is a 3-day intensive retreat.

Housed offsite in the Texas Hill Country, this experience facilitates a deeper dive into unresolved trauma, lingering emotional difficulties, reservations about long-term sobriety, relational stuck points, and the evolution to manhood. You will have the opportunity to apply and truly experience the healing power of the recovery process through the sharing and letting go of hurts, fears, and shame.

Strong bonds are built when peers face and overcome challenges together. The Rite of Passage utilizes the natural wilderness and guides students on a journey of self-exploration as they practice vulnerability and courage, supporting one another through their process of healing. This carefully designed process is facilitated by experienced, licensed clinicians that have taken the time to build a strong relationship with you in order to safely guide you through your own journey. The result is renewed personal confidence and deeply forged peer relationships with which you will walk forward in your recovery.

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Retreat

A Typical Day at

We believe that living and enjoying life is crucial to recovery. For this reason, we will support you building an active recovery lifestyle that balances responsibility and leisure. The typical day in the life at Alpha 180 can vary, but this is a sample of what a standard weekday for a new resident may look like:

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Morning

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8:00 AM

Wake Up, Shower, Eat Breakfast
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9:15 AM

Morning Meditation
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10:00 AM

Meet with Case Manager

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11:00 AM

Job Hunting or Academic Application
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Afternoon

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12:00 PM

Lunch
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1:00 PM

Gym Workout
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2:00 PM

Meet with Therapist
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Psychoeducation and Process Group
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Evening

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6:00 PM

Dinner at the Clubhouse
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7:00 PM

Recovery Meeting
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8:00 PM

Free Time
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9:00 PM

Chore
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10:00 PM

Wind Down

Contact us today to get enrolled in Alpha 180’s services

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