How it all started.
Detox Sober Lounge founder Alexis Lawson was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. High school was a difficult time for her. She had a tough time applying herself and making herself go to class, and and she eventually dropped out to work and party. She began heavily drinking and smoking weed, and started using hard drugs at age 18. She eventually became addicted to meth. While in jail in 2009 for attempted robbery, she wrote to the Stephen Center and was accepted into their program. After graduating from the Stephen Center, she relapsed 3 months later. She then completed treatment again in 2010. Alexis was able to stay sober for 6 years, but started back using in 2016. She got sober again in 2017. She later realized one of the things causing her to relapse was going to the bars and not having a purpose. That's when she thought of the idea for Detox Sober Lounge. She wanted to give people that have gotten sober a place to socialize and hangout with friends without being tempted to use drugs or alcohol.