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Alavida continues rapid expansion across Canada: Now in Manitoba
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On the heels of their most recent financial raise, Alavida Health - a science-based innovative outpatient treatment for Heavy Drinking, expands its operations to Manitoba.
"Manitoba was always part of our expansion strategy in Canada,” says Alavida founder, Elliot Stone. “The recent study tracking the struggles with alcohol of 53,000 Manitobans released this year reinforced that our strategy was the right one. By offering help faster and removing barriers to starting treatment, we're working to address this challenge in the province."
Dr. Diane Rothon, co-founder and medical director of Alavida, says for those wanting to maintain their anonymity, the program is the "most accessible and successful treatment for alcohol addiction you can find." The ability to go through treatment without leaving family or work, and the successful combination of medication with behavioural therapy to gradually reduce a person’s alcohol consumption, is what has attracted so many.
In less than 30 days since their launch, Alavida has already started treatment with patients from Manitoba, and they already represent 14% of new clients.
“In addition to expanding geographically, we have also started to work directly with insurance providers and companies. Heavy drinking is a substantial issue for employers, and they struggle to help their employees and keep the company healthy as well,” adds Stone. “With Alavida, it's possible to gradually reduce alcohol consumption, be the goal abstinence or controlled drinking, without putting work or family life on hold. This lowers the barriers to seeking treatment and gets people help before they reach crisis."
With over 87% of their clients reporting they feel more in control of their drinking, Rothon touts "I see this type of access growing and spreading throughout Canada and the United States. I think it’s the future of addiction treatment."
Alavida is an innovative outpatient treatment for heavy drinking. At Alavida, we combine medication and therapy with easy-to-use technology to personalise treatment and allow clients to privately access their care team from anywhere. Clients set their own goals, and see life-changing results: more than 87% reported feeling more in control of their drinking and more than 82% significantly improved their ability to stop drinking once they start. We currently have offices in Canada and the USA. More information about Alavida and how treatment works can be found at try.alavida.co/press/