About this Program

Congratulations on your decision to visit this program.

You’re currently visiting the second version of our eHealth program for alcohol reduction.

Alcohol Help Center (AHC) eHealth program, first launched in October of 2005, has been continually enhanced through a methodology that involves input from our clinical advisors, experts in technology and program members. We adapt behavior-change exercises used in traditional treatment programs to suit the dynamic and personalized nature of the Internet, and combine them with online social networking tools.

Unlike traditional programs, AHC 2.0 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week so we’re here when you need us most.

Improving our Technology
In order to keep improving our eHealth programs we collect non-identifiable usability data from the public versions of our programs. Please visit our research section to see the new areas of online behavioral health that we’re currently investigating.

We license and customize versions of our programs to academic researchers, corporations, employee-assistance programs, pharmaceutical companies, providers, payers, health management organizations and non-profit organizations. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our eHealth software programs. 

Self-Guided Customization: Work at your own Pace
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) exercises have been designed to allow members to work at their own pace. The exercises help individuals learn to cope with the various challenges they’ll experience as they adapt their lifestyle.

We encourage registered members to complete these exercises, or re-visit exercises, at their own pace.

Tools and Resources
Each registered member has the option of using the following range of tools and resources:

  • Access to expert-moderated Support Groups and Health Educators
  • A full range of dynamic, personalized and motivational exercises
  • A blood alcohol and metabolisation calculator
  • A daily diary that helps the user track and make notes about how much they drink
  • 11 weeks of Support Emails

Enhanced Social Networking
Enhanced social networking tools allow our members to get personal while remaining  anonymous. As our expert-moderated Support Groups are one of the most popular elements of our programs, we’ve made significant enhancements to our social networking tools and support group moderation technology (WebTriage).

Some of these enhancements include the ability for members to add avatars, emoticons, or generate a personal profile. We’ve found that these additions were essential as they promote discussion and encourage members to form social networks that are based on hobbies, geographic location or other areas of interest.

We’ve also made technical enhancements to our WebTriage technology so moderators can effectively communicate one-on-one with our members.

Need more Information?
If you’d like more information on AHC 2.0, or our other eHealth programs, please contact us.