Stairway To Freedom

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Cicero ave
Chicago, IL 60641
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Source: SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration -

Primary Services

Recovery Related Service

Type of Care

Recovery Related Services for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Chicago Illinois.

Services Provided

Substance Abuse and Recovery Related Service. Examples of service that may be offered: Drug Rehab, Alcohol Treatment, Inpatient Drug Rehab, OutPatient, Substance Abuse Treatment, and Residential Treatment

Payment Type


Stairway To Freedom Inpatient Rehab Programs with a primary focus on . Specializing in Chicago Illinois area.

Facility Notes

Structured sober living for men and women.

DO NOT GO HERE, DO NOT REFER ANYONE HERE! This would be a good place if the owner cared how his Manager treated the clients, but he doesn't. He's too busy with his other business venture, and is too scared to say anything to him. In a nutshell, there is a great lack of empathy, unprofessional behavior by the manager, lack of tact, and he is very manipulative and takes advantage of people struggling, and their families. Very dishonest person. I stayed there for two months, and managed to stay clean, but I just couldn't bear to watch how the Manager treats the residents there. There are plenty of other recovery homes, and sober living homes in the Chicago area where residents don't have to go through such degradation. Places that are staffed with caring people, who are qualified, and know how to handle their positions of authority with dignity. I have never seen anything like that before, and I've been around the recovery home scene. They have taken money for a month, and thrown people out the next day for an unjust cause other than relapse. Just for associating with other people in recovery who the Manager just happens to not get along with for personal reasons, is one example, there are many more. I've personally heard the manager threaten a few young Gentlemen with discharge from the home, simply because they got a ride home from a female, who the manager strictly gave the order that this female was strictly off limits, but other females are ok to F*&^% (His words). A RIDE HOME FOR PETE'S SAKE! They claim structure, but it's more like...I don't even know what. I didn't have an issue with the structure at all. I followed every rule to a "T", but everyday there is a new rule, new hidden charges, new commitments, if not met, you run the risk of being thrown out and losing your money. In my case, the manager was threatened by my presence there, so anyone who was my friend in the house, he would degrade them, and be verbally abusive, racist, and anti-Semitic if the opportunity presented itself. Then he lies to the owner about what really happened, knowing that the owner will believe him over the resident. PARENTS DON'T SEND YOUR KIDS THERE, DON'T BELIEVE A WORD SAID, YOU WILL NEVER SEE THE TRUE COLORS, DO NOT GET MANIPULATED BY THESE PEOPLE. If you would like more information, feel free to contact me through Yelp for other specific details. I have so many more details. Alan, the manager has to go, and someone else needs to be put into that position 

PoorPoor Rating   Post by: Lucien I on 04/09/2012 08:47:00 PM 

Do not go here. Very unprofessional staff. Disrespectful, lack of empathy. I will not get into details, but there are plenty of other recovery homes in Chicago, where residents are treated with empathy and respect by staff members. They call it structure, but it's far from it. Too much manipulation of people struggling from the disease of addiction and their families. I couldn't bear to watch it and listen to it anymore so I moved on. Feel free to contact me for details. Not a very serene environment, but I had to go in order to maintain my recovery and sanity. In a new place, a breath of fresh air, and still clean going on 20 months. This would be a good place if the current manager be removed from his position. 

PoorPoor Rating   Post by: Lucien I on 04/06/2012 05:59:00 PM 

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