Our Approach to Healing
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 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!
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.
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.
Expeditions and Activities
Transitional Living Program Timeline
New residents are welcomed into a brotherhood of peers to begin making friends and start their recovery journey.
You will be integrated into the community, learn the programming schedule, and introduced to your Sober Living House Manager, Therapist, Case Manager and all other staff that will be a part of your support system.
- Comprehensive Clinical Assessment
- Multidimensional Goal Plan
- Community Integration
Residents enact their goal plan by applying for school, working part-time, or both. You will build friendships within your peer group as you participate in trips, groups, and activities together. As you apply the foundations of recovery you have been learning, you will begin to experience the gifts of recovery.
- Become Active in Recovery
- Enact Goal Plan
- Heal Through Connection
Residents actively participate in recovery while balancing commitments and new leadership roles. You will begin to experience the gifts of recovery as you gain confidence and momentum towards your life goals. The fear of the unknown lessens as you successfully navigate life with the support of your community.
- Safely Incorporate Academics
- Address Underlying Clinical Issues
- Uncover True Self
Firm in a foundation of recovery, students launch into life with confidence and clarity. You choose to continue as a residents, moving to our Grad House. If you choose to shift into an independent living situation in Austin, we are here to help by providing Transitional Services tailored to your unique needs.
- Excel in Endeavors
- Be of Service to Others
- Maintain Healthy Habits
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:
Meet with Case Manager
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Contact us today to get enrolled in Alpha 180’s services