8TH STREET ALANO INC

Rating: 3.67 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Health, Crime & Law

Location: 519 Prairie Road Colorado Springs CO 80909 USA

Mission: Many people who suffer from this disease need more than inpatient treatment, 12 step meetings, or abstinence. One of the hardest things for an alcoholic/addict to do is to walk through the day without "picking up", whether good or bad things happen during the day. The most natural thing for us to do is to pick up a drink or a drug - to celebrate, to vent anger, to nurse wounds, to calm nerves, to pass time and any other reason you can think of. It is not a question of will power, this disease affects the mind, body and soul. We have to learn how to do everything over - with out drugs or alcohol. This starts as a moment to moment struggle, with time, commitment, surrender and hard work, it becomes a one day at a time life choice. Our homes provide an environment full of support, love, accountability and celebration. All of the people who live in our homes are fighting the same disease. The details of our struggles may differ in definition, but our stories are all the same. We have found that together, rather than alone, we can succeed. Our Mission Statement: To offer a safe and healthy environment for recovering alcoholics and addicts and their families to find recovery.

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Rating: 1 stars  

Alano Recovery Homes is a horrible place. DO NOT GO THERE!!! They are only about making money and this whole non-profit dog and pony show is so that the director can make money. The first review is written by her and the second was written by a paid staff member. FRAUDULENT!!!

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None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I moved into the Women's Platte House out of a treatment center in July of 2003. It became the first home I'd had since leaving home as a teenager. I was new to sobriety, and had no idea what it was all about, I only knew I did not want to die from my disease of alcoholism and drug addiction. I was scared, lonely, and really full of ego and selfishness. Platte House help me change me. When I walked in those doors, it felt like I belonged there. I had never felt that way, even as a child. My disease took me to some pretty dark places - homelessness, prostitution, jail; I lied, cheated, stole and manipulated anyone and everyone in the name of me and my disease. Platte House helped me learn to be good, honest, kind, respectful. I learned how to be a good friend, daughter, sister, aunt, person, employee and so much more. I have been clean and sober for more than 6 years - Ill have 7 years in 23 days. WOW! That is a miracle. I want to live today, I'm pretty certain I would be dead if it were not for the Platte House and Alano - Coyt, Dick, Brandon,Kathy, Toni Katy, Donna and so many more. I love you with all my heart and I thank you with all my soul.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My own life, my families life, the lives of so many others they have touched. Alano believes in helping others help themselves.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Accountability, acceptance and love.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do amazing things in the area of substance abuse treatment and recovery. LONG TERM!!! Have a sobriety house in every major city in the country. Save lives, touch lives, save families. Change communities.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I came to the alano mens Pine house from phoenix in november of 2009 and have found a new way to live . the program set out there gave me the structure and acountability to get a hold of my drug and alcohole issues and the safe clean enviroment to do it in . the people involved with alano are very supportive and careing ,all who have been there before . I would recomend alono to anyone how is wanting a great place to start a new life drug and alcohole free

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being a part of the organization

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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