I can honestly say the 11th Step House has saved my life. As a "low-bottom addict", I never thought recovery was even possible until I stepped through these doors and my life took a turn I never foresaw. The two years prior to arriving at the 11th Step House was spent in and out of nine treatment facilities, countless detoxes, jail and homelessness. I had given up all together and accepted I was due to die a drug addict. Under court orders, I was dragged to this halfway house that I assumed would be as short-lived as my other attempts at sobriety. I can't put my finger on exactly what changed for me this go-round other than the impact the 11th Step House and its owners had on me. The owners, Mercedes and Linda, are the two most compassionate, selfless, and kindhearted women I've ever encountered. I think seeing those altruistic characteristics in them was what initially caused me to stick around- the fact that they TRULY cared unlike any other halfway manager, rehab counselor, etc. Their faith and exuberance continue to inspire me to this day. Their eccentricities and radiance of pure love make my heart full and put a smile on my face every day. The way they run their halfway house is sometimes seen as unorthodox, but I believe that is what I needed and what kept me here. They give you the freedom to make your own decisions while still remaining readily involved, guiding you in the right direction or at least being there to counsel you through the mistakes you make. The two owners feel like family. We all, including the other girls that make it in our house, have a mutual respect for each other and we get the opportunity to accompany each other on this incredibly beautiful path of recovery. I could literally rhapsodize over the 11th Step House to no end, but matter-of-factly I strongly suggest this halfway house to any women searching for peace in recovery. I truly found a family I never knew I was looking for.
70 Sweeten Creek RoadAsheville, NC 28803
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11th Step House has been a life changer for our daughter and family. After an amazing 90 day program at EMR we were directed towards Asheville and 11th Step. We looked at others too but chose 11th Step. Linda & Mercy become family & truly care about our daughter. I'm not saying everything is perfect but I will say for those girls that are there & really want sobriety, it is a safe & loving place where they can learn to tippy toe back into a sober life. Our daughter is almost 10 months sober. If your loved one WANTS to live a sober life this home is great. But I believe that is key. I am very grateful for the way Linda & Mercy love the girls & how they keep them safe, even if it means having to be tough on the ones who don't follow the rules. I think sometimes families forget that these are not children we're talking about, these are grown addicted women, who are master manipulators. TO THOSE QUES.. WHY THESE REVIEWS CAME AFTER NEG ONES ITS BECAUSE WE ARE HAVING A DIFF EXP.
The 11th Step House has been one of the biggest blessings in my life. I would still be lost at the bottom of the miserable pit my life had become if it had not been for the love, strength and support that I received at that the 11th Step House, which became my home for 10 months. I was in that pit for 33 years and I had never been successful enough to be able to climb out of it and put together any kind of real sobriety time, until now. The wonderful ladies that run the 11th Step House gave me everything I needed in order to get sober. Between the two of them they have 43 years of sobriety and they give away what they have so lovingly every day. I will be forever grateful for what they have done for me. I pray that other women can experience the hope and healing that is provided so beautifully at the 11th step house. Thank you to Linda, Mercedes and all the girls at the 11th Step House. Karen O.