Vince S. May 22, 2019Before arriving at The Last House I had no plans of getting sober. I arrived needing help that i could not see or feel. The only choice i made willingly was to simply to have an open mind. The structure the house and the feedback given daily was able to let me to begin to see what the world saw. I simply had an open mind to what others had to say about me and my actions. This house combined with daily AA meetings and working with a Sponsor to complete the 12 Steps of AA changed how I thought and helped me realize who i was. That did not match who I wanted to be. I love what The Last House did for me. I am happy today not planning my day around drinking and using. I have the tools and peace to find joy in all situations each day building my life. The Last House saved my life. It's beautiful coming back around each Friday and seeing progress made with all the guys. Management cares more than they can show. Only after completing the program can i look back and understand how much care is taken for each individual. I love being apart of The Last House Family.
Peace S. May 22, 2019As a young kid who lost his father I was completely broken and didn't know where to start to even try and get my life together, but after becoming apart of the community that the last house provides they helped me pick up the pieces of my life until I could handle it on my own. This house not only taught me how to be sober but how to live life as a normal person, which seemed impossible a year before. I am forever grateful for the last house and the life it helped build for me.
Annie L. May 21, 2019Our son was basically stranded in LA, we don't live in the area, and I was calling places trying to get him help. I called this place. MATT FIDLOW, who answered the phone, did something so kind for people he's never even met. He drove 40 minutes in LA traffic, on a Saturday, to the location where my son was and ended up driving him to a facility that he needed to be in, as he needed a higher level of care. Who does that? Especially in LA! Well Matt did. And if he is a staff member at this facility then I can only imagine the rest are just as concerned and willing to help. When my son is able to go to a sober living he will be going here. What a great testament to human kindness Matt is. It was a blessing to our family to know our son is safe and getting the help he needs. Thank you, Matt!
Jason E. May 21, 2019The last house changed my life in immense ways. I come from a background of addiction and alcoholism, and I've tried to get and stay sober for numerous years, to no avail. Once I entered the last house things changed, I learned about my self and my disease. I learned about the idea that even though the drugs were gone, I was still the same person carrying the same mindset of a drug addict, participating in the same behaviors that got me in trouble and always lead me to the same place, pain and misery. I was not only hurting myself using, but destroying the lives of those around me, the people that meant the most to me, friends and family. I was a walking tornado, selfishly taking from everyone and everything around me, however I soon learned I was still selfish even without the drugs! I spent so long living that lifestyle I became accustomed to it, I knew nothing else, I had no idea how to live! The last house taught me if I wanted a good life I had to re wire my mind, change my perception, and start living with morals and accountability. Though the program was a struggle at times completing it was the best decision I have ever made. I have reached goals I never thought would be possible for someone like me, sustained sobriety, actual sobriety, and changed my behaviors for the better. My family is in my life today, they trust me and I can be the son, father and brother my family deserve. I have also formed a support system like nothing I've ever experienced in my life, a brotherhood of men who I can rely on no matter the circumstance. I can truly say I have become a different person since the day I entered the last house sober living almost 2 and a half years ago. I am so grateful to the last house, Clayton, Andy, Chris and the rest of the staff for having faith and taking a chance with someone like me, someone others might have deemed hopeless, and giving me the opportunity of participating in this program as well as my life. I owe my life to the last house.
Chad K. May 20, 2019Over the last 8 years I have been beating myself up over and over again, not appreciating who I was, I was not able to see the good in myself. after being through about 35 different treatment centers, different arrests, months in jail, overdoses, hurting my family over and over again, I was given one LAST chance at the LAST house. I'm able to hold my head high, I have respect for myself and for others around me. And for the first time i have made it to a year sober. I've been given the tools to live a beautiful life, and I know for sure I couldn't have done it without the house. Best experience of my life. Thank you for my life, last house.
Elaine N. May 20, 2019The hardest part about being a parent of a young man who is in the throws of addiction is finding a sober living house that isn't just a "flop house" (takes your money, but doesn't really have a strong support program in place to help men out of the abyss). Back in 2013, my son had spiraled down deeply into addiction. It was like the light had gone out behind his eyes and he cared for nothing and no one except for his next high. I was lucky to avoid the trial and error of blindly trusting just any sober-living program. Because I had a brother who recovered decades ago and was well-connected to the sobriety community in LA, he immediately and enthusiastically recommended The LH. I'm so thankful that my brother knew about this great program!! I won't pretend the program was easy. My son initially rebelled and caused the staff multiple headaches. They held him accountable and challenged his (wrong-headed) assumptions. They were stern when needed, but never cruel or unjust. The management was professional throughout, and would call me with regular updates on my son's progress (or failures, which is part of the recovery), but not to the detailed point of betraying my son's confidence and privacy. Ultimately, I congratulate my son for achieving his sobriety (coming up on 6 years now), because it is ultimately up to the individual to want it. BUT The Last House provided my son with the structure, guidance and no-BS "know how" to lighten his way out of the darkness. I give The Last House a lifetime of gratitude for helping my son find a life worth living. A million thanks to Chris Kirby, Clayton Ketchum, Andy et al for your life-changing efforts on my son's behalf.
Kevin McD May 20, 2019I came into The Last House after my second relapse and somehow still wondering if I was an addict/alcoholic! For the longest time I struggled to admit that I was because I did not want to be different or let go of my old life and relationships. This house has showed me that I can live a very full and exciting life sober! The bonds and relationships I have made with my roommates this past year have been incredible and I truly look at them as my brothers standing up and fighting this disease together! Between the residents, alumni and staff The Last House creates by far the closest community I have seen in the Sober Living business!
Holly Price August 16, 2017I am a mom who dealt with two sons fighting severe drug addiction in their twenties. I know too well the desperate need for families to find programs to help their loved ones succeed in a life of sobriety. The Last House is an environment of support and has a high record of success. Several young men that I know personally have graduated and are embarking on productive lives. The comradery in the group is really quite amazing and the structure teaches young men responsibility. But most importantly the environment is one that brings hope and purpose and a self confidence which is so necessary in early sobriety. I highly recommend The Last House as a vital step in recovery.
Lauren Mann August 16, 2017What a fantastic place to be able to send people to once they complete treatment at the inpatient facility I work for. The structure and brotherhood that exists in The Last House is astounding. Our residents have nothing but positive feedback about this sober living and that is a rare quality. The Last House is always one of our top referrals for young men looking for sober living in the LA area.
Marina Goldyak August 16, 2017The Last House is a wonderful sober living environment. I trust that program and feel confident referring young men there. All the employees at the Last house are devoted to creating a safe environment where young men thrive and build life-long skills for continued sobriety.
Andy Freer August 16, 2017The men that operate The Last House Sober Living are serious about recovery. Their homes consist of a community of men in recovery that are working together for the betterment of each other's lives. This is a program that actually works. They take a hands on approach towards building and maintaining a fellowship and brotherhood that is conducive to allowing those that are newly sober to feel a part of the community. I have a ton of respect for this program and would refer a friend here with confidence. Thank you to The Last House staff for the incredible work that they do in our community!
Robert Wilson August 16, 2017They don't call it the "The Last House" for no reason. Real recovery requires change and these guys provide that opportunity. So many of those suffering, but trying to get sober, are going in and out of treatment and in and out of sober living, stuck in a viscous cycle of hope followed by despair. The Last House is you or your loved ones opportunity to break that cycle. The Last House is there to help your loved one have an experience sufficient enough to inspire in them a change that will allow them to break the treatment cycle, and go on to build and live a flourishing life. As an owner of a recovery program I feel a moral obligation to sift through the "business of recovery" to find those programs that are truly well intentioned and capable of helping others recover. I was introduced to the men that operate The Last House a couple of years ago and not only was I welcomed into their home to meet their staff and graduates, but they have readily made themselves available to help me to strengthen my own program. These men have a solid understanding of the challenges that are encountered by those in early recovery and they are willing to go to any length to help their clients. I have grown an immense amount of trust in this program and have referred my own friends here in their time of need. If you are reading this I would urge you to at least give them a call. Even if you decide they aren't the right fit for you or your loved one they will surely do their best to help you in any way they can.
Guthrie Savage Friedman August 16, 2017I am a current client of the The Last House and this house has has pointed out things about myself I did not notice, shown me that I can grow in ways I did not think possible, and has given me a community of other men who are serious about recovery.
Amy Atwell August 16, 2017Can't say enough positive things about The Last House and their program. It provides the positive peer pressure that young men need during early recovery. They have a way of making recovery "cool" and being responsible, "sexy", I know it sounds funny, but I've seen young punks enter and leave young gentleman. I have such respect for Clayton and Chris as business owners and operators, they are incredibly ethical and do a wonderful job educating parents on factual information about what to expect through the process. I wish more programs had the integrity of this company!
Taylor Weil August 16, 2017This place saved my life! The last house helped me get back on track, build lasting relationships, and finally become a man. I owe everything to this program and Clayton. I would recommend this sober living 100%
Tj Rodriguez August 16, 2017I am proud to say that I am a graduate of this house. I went through a year long process here. This place is great for those who are having trouble getting clean and sober. The community they have built is one of a kind. The Last House truly is something special.
Jack Sullivan August 16, 2017I have been a client at the Last House for nearly a year now and this program has allowed me to turn my life around. Not only was I unable to stay sober before coming into this house, I struggled with things like holding a job, being consistent in life, and managing my anger. Having gone through this house has helped me to deal with my issues head on and change the behaviors that held me back for so long. It has not been an easy journey but the community that this house is built around is something that I have not been able to find anywhere else and has guided me along every step of the way. This house is one of a kind and I am extremely greatful for everything it has done for me.
Quinn DeLoreto August 16, 2017Prior to arriving at this Sober living home I was a shell of a human-being, riddled with fears, insecurities, false ideas and absolutely zero self-esteem. Slowly but surely the program taught me the essentials I needed to live a life I always wanted to. After following the directions and guidance that were given to me I saw my quality of life continue to raise day in and day out. Today, I look people in the eyes when speaking to them, I walk with a passion and I'm motivated to continue doing what this house taught me. The Last House played a key role in changing the entirety of my whole life.
CARE Los Angeles August 16, 2017The Last house is a place for any young man to get sober! I can tell you I've never met more kind and loving people. If you have the privilege to go visit it will feel like there are 30 staff and no clients. All the clients came to great me on a tour, shook my hand and said nice to meet you. If your kid is in need call Chris, Clayton and their team and your son to can recover.
Yakiv Mashura August 16, 2017This place is truly amazing, the staff and everyone else are great and have my best interest at heart. They have taught me how to manage a life of sobriety and build a solid future for my self, I am currently a resident and do not plan to leave anytime soon life has been solid ever since I decided to reach out and ask for help and it has taken me a very long way these past few months and can't wait to see what else last house can teach me in the duration of my stay. I am truly grateful and blessed to have such a solid foundation, solid staff, solid friends and a place I can call home. Thank you Clayton, Andy, Miles, and Fidlow who continue to play a big part in my sobriety.
Adam B August 16, 2017The Last House is a great program that completely changed my life. I had been in numerous sober livings, but I was never able to achieve long term sobriety. I entered the program in October of 2013 and I have stayed sober ever since then. The house provides strong structure and compassion that will help any individual long after they leave the program. If you want to rid yourself of alcoholism and drug addiction and achieve your true potential The Last House is the best place.
Alex N. uncle of graduate May 10, 2016The Last House has been a blessing in helping my nephew and many other guys I know coming from the worst addictions to find quality sobriety and healthy lifestyles. The Last House is structured with the understanding that an individual's drug and alcohol abuse acted as the solution to the problem rather than the actual problem itself; the problem lies in a twisted perception, flawed ways of thinking, and negative behavior. The drinking and using were symptoms of those problems that became a death march. They begin to see getting loaded as the only way live their lives or cope or have "fun". By getting to the core of how people are addicts, they find positive solutions to help them deal with "life on life's terms." Most importantly through actively participating in a sober community, mutual accountability with their house mates, and relying on one another for support, they overcome the issues that have stopped them from living positive lives. This place is saving lives every day with care, respect and support "one day at a time". The truth is at the end of the day my nephew kinda of sorta had a blast here AND found a whole new cool fun life and great friends with a life full of possibilities. He and our whole family will always be grateful! Thank you.
Chris Graduate April 13, 2016I was in and out of treatments, sober livings and rehabs for years before I came to The Last House. I constantly wanted to dictate what my recovery would look like, and do it my way. I was so tired of being told "You have so much potential, if only you would apply yourself" At the Last House not only did I find recovery as a way of life, but I was able to unlock my potential by building healthy habits over the course of a year. The friends I made there are still some of my closest buddies and we have all built respectable lives here in LA. It was difficult sometimes as a resident; Balancing Chores, Meetings, a Job, a social life, showing the newer residents the ropes. The staff and other residents constantly pushed me to do better. I never new how much potential I really had until my friends and Andy A pushed me past my self imposed limits. Learning how to stand on my own two feet and not complain to my family, or ask them to rescue me one more time is a lesson I'm sure makes my mom is grateful. I was taught constancy in my program. I found motivation to continue to achieve. I learned how to set and hold healthy boundaries. Through the structure and Accountability at The Last House, i was given the most conducive environment for the 12 steps to have maximum benefit. I graduated the house fully self sufficient, with the ability to help others. I stay engaged with the house and attend groups, take new guys to meetings and out to enjoy LA. The Gratitude I have for Clayton K, Andy A and all the staff cannot be summed in words.
John S. Graduate April 13, 2016I am a proud graduate of The Last House. I've been in and out of rehabs and sober livings for ten years and decided to come to LA to do treatment yet again. After inpatient I decided to go to sober living. Definitely one of the best decisions I've ever made. This place has the appropriate amount of structure for someone who is newly sober or coming out of inpatient treatment. I would highly recommend The Last House to anyone who is interested in learning what it means to live in sobriety and find balance in every aspect of your life.
Elaine Parent April 13, 2016The Last House is a life-changing addiction recovery program. I cannot thank them enough for all they have done to guide and support my son on a most difficult journey. I think they set the high-bar standard for how recovery programs should be run. It's very structured, disciplined, compassionate and caring. They have my everlasting gratitude (parent).
Sandra Parent September 10, 2015The Last House was a gift to my son and our family. They gave my son a chance to become clean and sober with a compassionate approach that allowed him to become independent and sober without recidivism. The intensive approach, meetings, volunteer work and camaraderie with men that understand addiction and the twelve steps was valuable and successful. Clayton's leadership and understanding are greatly appreciated. I highly recommend The Last House.
John Parent September 10, 2015I want to express my gratitude to the staff at The Last House for your devoted service to the recovery of my son, who was in the grips of an evil that destroys those that are in it, as well as those who love them. My son was trusted, respected and cared for, loved and made to feel part of the community. As a result of this dynamic process, my son has recieved some very important blessings, such as reconnecting with is family, making new sober friends, and addressing other importnt areas of his life. The most important change has been the waking up of his spirit. I feel grateful for what was given to him-faith in himself and life.
Mike Graduate September 10, 2015I just wanted to take a second to thank you for all that you have afforded me in my life over the past year. There are absolutey no words that can describe how you have positively influenced my life. Through the thick and thin, the bad times and the good, you have been there for me. Today God has allowed me a second chance of life, a new perspective and a new set of glasses to look at the world with. I know that everyone does'nt get this opportunity; this disease is baffling and in short the definition of the word insanity. I must make the most out of this new life, and give away what was so freely givento me by the people I hold dearest in my heart. One of my favorite quotes my Dad blessed me with is "Persistene and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and alway will solve the problems of the human race." - Calvin Coolidge. It has meant so much in my sobriety and taken on a completely new meaning. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Noah Graduate September 10, 2015After 6 years of going in and out of sobriety, jails, and treatment centers, I had the good fortune of landing at the gate of the Last House. What I received is far more than I ever expected. An ideal and effective balance of structure and freedom provided me with the tools and accountability to help me establish a strong foundation, while still giving me room to grow and re-integrate. The staff is accessible and available and shows genuine concern and involvement with each and every resident; they are steadfastly determined to give its residents the chance at a better future. The palpable sense of community nurtured my soul and offered limitless support. The Last House didn’t just give me a life -- it taught me how to live. I’m forever grateful to them for showing me that a return to walking among the living is worth it, that re-creation is possible, that there’s always a way back. The Last House has been a consistent and instrumental part of my sobriety, and has afforded me with an opportunity to live a life I considered never to be possible.
Parent September 10, 2015The Last House is a life-changing addiction recovery program. I cannot thank them enough for all they have done to guide and support my son on a most difficult journey. I think they set the high-bar standard for how recovery programs should be run. It's very structured, disciplined, compassionate and caring. They have my everlasting gratitude
Suzanne Therapist September 10, 2015The Last House is my go to sober living for men in Los Angeles. Clayton and team are ethical, promote the values of AA in a way that makes me comfortable, and treat clients with respect and dignity. They also can handle tough cases that other sober livings can't. I recommend them without reservation.
Melissa Friend September 10, 2015I sent a friend here who had bounced around several different sober living houses. He is soon to take a year cake. The Last House not only helps clients get sober, it provides the support and tools to help people stay sober and build a life.
Caitlyn Friend September 10, 2015Awesome sober living. I've known a lot of people that have gone through here & this place has worked miracles. Cheaper than a lot of sober livings and yet they offer all the amenities you could ever need (rides, meetings, groups, family-like atmosphere, etc.). Great staff, great house, great owner, definitely recommend.
Rachel Corbet Creative Care August 26, 2015I have had the opportunity to work with The Last House on several cases with mutual clients. They are a solid sober living with great staff. I trust them and am so happy to have them as a resource for clients that need a structured and supportive environment to begin the next phase of their recovery
Debbie Steele Parent August 26, 2015It means more than I could ever thank you for the wonderful support system and caring men that work for you that has changed Johns life forever and molded him into this wonderful caring, loving and responsible person he is today. I never could believe my life would change for the better not having to worry anymore about Johns wellbeing but I now am at total peace. Although it was very tough for me to let go I am now at a peaceful place in my life, which feels so good. It is such a pleasure to watch John flourish and be so successful my heart is full and I thank each and every person involved. I love coming to visit CA and hope we shall meet one day. Thank you again for believing in John and giving him a safe and secure environment to live in. Grateful
Vlad Fayershteyn August 26, 2015I came to the last house broken. My marriage was on the rocks and I didn’t know if I would ever be a successful father, husband or a productive member of society. I did almost a decade in the Marines, I struggled for years with excruciating pain, multiple traumatic brain injuries and PTSD which left me hopelessly addicted to painkillers. I knew how to survive very well but had no idea how to live or navigate the minutiae of life, like paying bills, being punctual, how to have healthy boundaries, etc… The very first thing I’ve grown to love about the last is the camaraderie it provides, something I’ve been missing since the Marines… The structure of the house taught me accountability while at the same time showing me that there’s fun an joy in sobriety… With the help of the house I finished my steps, learned that I can have a life of meaning and purpose, my cognitive skills had improved and my PTSD is well under control. My marriage is the most solid it has ever been, I am a good father, husband and a contributing member of society.