How do I know if they’re being successful?

It can be hard for friends and family to wrap their heads around success in a harm reduction model because there is no specific benchmark that defines it. This is distinctly different than abstinence based programs. Success at Alavida is based on personal goals. Goals are established and reviewed throughout treatment and may include drinking reduction (or abstinence), practicing more control over drinking, improving personal or work life, being a better parent or partner, or learning new coping skills.