ALAViDA Substance Use Management


ALAViDA Substance Use, a product of LifeSpeak, is a benefit included as part of the Welfare Plan for members and their eligible spouses and adult dependents over the age of 18.

What is it?

ALAViDA offers modern, evidence-based support for anyone who wants to change their relationship with substances. The TRAiL is a secure platform where you can track your journey, access self-guided resources available 24/7, and text or meet your care team. No awkward conversations, no shame and 100% confidential.

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When should I use it?

The ALAViDA TRAiL is available to Local 213 Electrical Workers’ Welfare plan members and dependents at or over the age of majority. ALAViDA is for everyone who would like to reevaluate their relationship with alcohol and substance use. Whether you are looking to gain control over alcohol or substance use for the first time, have been trying to quit for years, or just want to be proactive about your health, ALAViDA is tailored to your needs.

What are some of the resources it offers?

  • Substance use awareness self-assessments
  • Daily notifications and self-tracking tools
  • A personalized learning plan with iCBT modules (internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • A personal care team you can text or meet online securely from home
  • Evidence-based resources available 24/7
  • Group coaching sessions (optional)

How do I access ALAViDA?

Visit, learn more with a 5-minute activity and receive a gift card.

For access to tracking tools, self-guided resources and your care team, create an account on the TRAiL.

Q&A Sessions/Peer Support

Are you looking to get more information about substance use, but not ready yet to create an account? ALAViDA now offers all members Live Q&A sessions on pre-recorded expert classes that you can watch on your own time.

You can learn from experts in the field and get knowledge to assist you and your loved ones. Topics include motivations behind substance use, drivers of change, supporting a loved one, self-care, and more. Explore upcoming live classes and register to join here.

Looking to connect with others about substance use? Join the optional ALAViDA moderated peer support group sessions by creating an account or login in to your TRAiL.

What ALAViDA members say…

“I like that ALAViDA is based on harm reduction, and optional abstinence. Thinking about abstinence is overwhelming and it feels unattainable. This approach seems more reasonable and better for me.”

“I really do appreciate the help and support ALAViDA has provided me over the past few months. I really don’t think there’s any way I’d have been able to achieve what I have without the support of my care team.”

“This has not only changed my relationship with drinking but it has also changed my relationship with life. I am emotionally and mentally stronger than ever and now looking forward to the next chapter of my life, which is retirement!”

“ALAViDA really helped me to address my drinking and my lack of self-care and this has grown into a much wider and deeper look at my overall health.”