The Last Stop
For Al Jazeera America
A few blocks from Philadelphia's busiest open air drug markets sits a no-frills recovery house called The Last Stop. Run on a shoestring budget by former addicts using a tough-love approach to recovery The Last Stop is often the last option for many trying beat addiction. Residents sleep in bare-bones wooden bunks and none are turned away due to lack of space or Identification.
Many of those who walk through the Last Stop’s doors feel they have nowhere else in the world to go. “They’ve burned out their insurance going to so many detoxes and rehabs. Shelters have kicked them out. They’ve burned out all their bridges, and they’re actually sleeping under bridges,” says director Chris Marshall. “That’s when we come in.”