83%* of heavy drinkers aren't encouraged by their loved ones to reduce drinking. But motivation matters! Learn what you can do to make a difference.

Feel better in 3 steps
Learn More, Get Help and Take Action

Feel better in 3 steps Learn More, Get Help and Take Action

Learn more

Talk to a professional. Meet your personal therapist specialised in heavy drinking through secure video link. This first session will help you tap into evidence- based support and get access to answers, tips, actionable tools and next steps.

Get Help

Alavida's Help A Loved One, or HALO Program, is the positive, evidence-based support you need as your loved one struggles with heavy drinking. HALO is designed to help the family heal. Whether you're looking to make changes within yourself or learn skills to support your loved one undergoing alcohol treatment, the greatest progress happens when there's support. Your personal care team will help activate change in your life.

With this 6-session program, learn to set boundaries, deal with challenges & set goals, communicate positively and decrease family conflicts.

Feel better in 3 steps Learn More, Get Help and Take Action
Feel better in 3 steps Learn More, Get Help and Take Action

Take Action

Whatever your goal is, rely on your therapist created checklist, curated information and tips to help you feel better about yourself, and engage in a new way to help the household heal.

Care Team

Licensed doctors and therapists who love what they do.

Dr. Keir Peterson

Dr. Keir Peterson

Emergency Medicine & Addiction Physician

“At Alavida, I can help support patients in meeting their goals around alcohol use with science-based care, without judgment or shame.”
Cory Arthurs, MC RCC

Cory Arthurs, MC RCC

Therapist

“At Alavida, I have the opportunity to meet clients where they're at, support them in identifying their own unique goals, and witness as they explore meaningful change.”
Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

Therapist, Couples and Family Counselling

“People feel like this is a ‘second chance’ they normally wouldn’t have. Most people come thinking it had to be abstinence or nothing. What makes this so special is helping them discover new ways to manage their alcohol and be happy again.”
Margaret Tan

Margaret Tan

Client and clinical support

“People have different life challenges. Alavida focuses on individual care, which is critical when people are making big life changes.”
Paul Singh, MSW

Paul Singh, MSW

Therapist

“I really enjoy helping patients achieve their goals and getting them where they need to be. Through dedication and perseverance I can help them through the process, and it’s truly rewarding to see them happy and proud about themselves.”
Alex Lee, DSW (C) , LCSW

Alex Lee, DSW (C) , LCSW

Clinic Director and Therapist. Addiction, Trauma, Resiliency, Family and Relationship Specialist

“I love being able to work collaboratively with my patients, build on their strengths, and help them thrive beyond their drinking concerns.”
Crystal Johnson

Crystal Johnson

Registered Clinical Counsellor

“At Alavida, I work as part of a team that is dedicated to providing effective treatment options for our clients. Problem drinking emerges from many factors and I’m proud to support each client to create a new path that works for them.”
Diane A. Rothon BSc MD CM CFPC MPH

Diane A. Rothon BSc MD CM CFPC MPH

Medical Director, Alavida Health, Specializing in Addiction Medicine and Public Health

“Alavida is redefining recovery and expanding success beyond abstinence to include safer drinking. Imagine receiving complete care in a private, non-judgemental environment where you set the goals and can permanently achieve control over your drinking.”
Dr. Vanessa A. Castine, MD, MPH

Dr. Vanessa A. Castine, MD, MPH

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health and Wellness Coach, Addiction Specialist

“It's very rewarding to partner with Alavida and provide, in addition to medical individualized treatment, emotional support and personalized tools to assist them on their journey to a healthier lifestyle.”
Jenny Backeberg, MA RCC

Jenny Backeberg, MA RCC

Clinical Substance Use Counsellor

“Through my work with Alavida, I am able to support clients in creating and achieving realistic goals in their relationship with alcohol. This allows them to rebuild hope and trust with themselves and move forward more confidently in their lives.”

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