About Us

Our Mission

Alpha House is mental health and Addiction recovery community addressing the needs of self-identified men and non-binary people and Trans males aged 18 and up. At Alpha House, we believe that recovery from mental illnesses and Addiction must address every aspect of the individual. As a result, our programs address physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs, all in an effort to support the individual’s recovery from addiction.

Our Vision

Alpha House is a 4-month post-treatment Residential Program with the sole purpose of re-integration through educational and vocational counselling, coupled with 24-hour Addictions and Mental Health Counselling support and relapse prevention tools.

Our Values

Meeting clients where they are - Willingness is our currency. As long as a person is willing we can meet them anywhere along their journey of change.

Lived Experience - We believe that one addict helping another is without parallel and lived experience is invaluable in the therapeutic alliance.

Diversity - Alpha House serves clients from all races, genders, beliefs, sexual identities and creeds. Our clients are self-identifying men, non-binary persons and trans males bringing a diverse treatment experience and inclusiveness.

Recovery Community - Alpha House is a community-based program. The person attending our program brings just as much to the treatment experience as our clinicial team.

Alpha House has been helping those who suffer from addiction in the city of Toronto since 1972.

Ontario's Only Residential After Program

Our Program

Many refer to Alpha House as second stage treatment, as clients are given the freedom to work and typically have an acute sense of life stability prior to admission. The residents of Alpha House support their recovery through an abstinence-based recovery program. This program includes a variety of modalities, which residents are free to choose for themselves. The Alpha House program offers a unique blend of guidance and support in areas of the greatest concern to our clients. These include upgrading one's education, job searching, life skills, one-on-one counselling, living within a community, and meeting one's obligations to it. Our facility is staffed 24 hours a day by trained counsellors and specialists. The staff facilitates 11 clinical groups throughout the week. These include the following:

  • 24/7 onsite Counselling support.

  • Full-time Case Management

  • Behavioural Addictions Counselling

  • Registered Psychotherapists and Certified Addiction Counsellors.

  • Psychiatric and Medical referrals.

  • Private addiction sessions with Dr. Jake Bobrowski, Addiction Medicine Specialist

  • Opiate Replacement Program with the CTC Clinic (Suboxone, Methadone, Subutex)

  • Art & MusicTherapy

  • Meditation classes

  • Nutritional/ Cooking Courses

  • Daily onsite group session ( Mindfulness, Relapse Prevention, Life Skills )

  • Yoga/ Qui- Gong

  • Onsite 12 step meetings

  • Smart Recovery meeting (CBT)

  • Back to Basics Program

  • Full-time day programing for clients in their first 30 days

  • Stop with Addictions Nicotine Replacement program

  • Alumni Aftercare program.

Our Program has a 74% Success Rate

Land Acknowledgment

Alpha House is located on the traditional territory and Treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. This land is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Williams Treaty. Toronto is also know as Tkaronto