exploratory study with qualitative approach that had as its main objective to identify the conception of the health professionals about psychosocial rehabilitation from a reference center for the treatment of alcohol and other drugs related problems. the sample consisted of eleven health professionals with an academic degree, submitted to semi-structured interviews. the data analysis was made according to the hermeneutic dialectic method which originated the psychosocial rehabilitation category. the data demonstrated that in the professional's conception, the psychosocial rehabilitation is given in the realization of therapeutic workshops, outdoor activities, and the estabilishment of a partnership with other foundations. it is concluded that the concept of psychosocial rehabilitation that was made clear in the conception of these subjects is still associated to the traditional psychiatric model, which is attached to the logic of social normality, the main challenge to the psychosocial model of assistance to the alcohol and other drugs users.