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elizabeth22

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Review for 8th Street Alano Inc, Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & Lived in their Women's Sobriety House for 18 mos.