Rhett, Alumni, 2016
I came to Alo House with little to no hope, having been severely beaten down by a devastating relapse. I felt like I had used up all my chances, burnt every bridge and that I didn’t even deserve to be in a treatment center. I connected with a few select staff members who believed in me before I could believe in myself. These people knew my story and generally cared. As the description of Alo House states, I felt that authentic care that we were all on the same journey – just at different points along the way.
Jared and Evan are both so personable and were always willing to take time to personally help with anything I had going on. When I came into Alo House, I didn’t know what my life was going to look like at the end of my stay. It didn’t happen quickly, but I eventually formulated a plan of what I wanted to do after treatment, and that became a reality because I remained patient and open to suggestions from the staff. By the end of my stay, I was surrounded by a family who genuinely cared for my well being and wanted me to live a sober, joyous life.
That being said, I was desperate and scared to death. I was willing to take suggestions, listen, go to meetings etc. No treatment center is going to get an alcoholic/ addict sober. Alo House can give all of the direction/ suggestion to get and stay sober but if someone is not willing to let go of old thinking and ideas, long term sobriety is not likely.
If you are serious about getting sober and changing your life, I highly recommend Alo House Malibu.