About this Facility
Established in 1994, Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles is an evidence-based residential treatment program for 110 youth ages 13-18 affected by co-occurring substance abuse and/or mental health disorders. Residents attend a fully-accredited on-site high school while receiving comprehensive treatment services, including: individual and group counseling (mental health, substance abuse, trauma, and anger management); family therapy (parent education, group counseling); art and music therapy; cultural and recreational activities; and a broad range of life skills training (career development, job placement, health care, legal services).
The newest addition to Phoenix House Academy’s continuum of care is Renaissance Short-Stay Residential Program for boys ages 13 to 17, which will open on August 15, 2012. The personalized evidence-based services, based on the “Stages of Change” model, address the individual issues of each client.
Phoenix House Academy’s Outpatient Program offers outpatient and intensive outpatient day treatment services to teens ages 13-20 who struggle with substance-use-related disorders. Services include individual and group counseling: mental health counseling; case management; educational workshops; family services; and sober recreational opportunities. Evidence-based substance abuse and mental health treatment techniques are used to address such issues as trauma, depression, anger management, and behavioral disorders.
The Academy also provides home-based intensive case management services to teens and their families. This federally-funded program is called ACCESS and focuses on adolescents with issues of delinquency and involvement with the juvenile justice system. In addition, Comprehensive Drug and Alcohol Prevention Services offered in selected schools in north-east San Fernando Valleyare the newest element in Phoenix House’s continuum of care.
In 2008, Phoenix House Academy received the designation of “evidence-based practice” by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) and was placed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. The Academy is licensed by the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. It is fully accredited by the California Alliance of Child and Family Services and by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Assessment and Evaluation Services
In various locations, Phoenix House provides independent assessments and evaluations of substance use disorders as requested by individuals, families, schools and the Criminal Justice System. See more details
Adolescent Residential Services
The Phoenix House Academies for Youth offer intensive substance abuse and mental health services with high school academic programs in CARF-accredited facilities. See more details
Mental Health Services
Substance abuse and addiction often go hand-in-hand with mental health issues, and Phoenix House offers treatment programs designed specifically to meet this need. See more details
Prevention and Education Services
Phoenix House’s prevention and education services highlight the dangers of drug use, reinforce self-esteem, and educate youth and adults to make positive choices. See more details
Adolescent Outpatient Services
Phoenix House adolescent programs provide treatment in a safe, supportive environment that gives youth and their families a chance to break free from substance abuse. Teaching adolescents how to regain control of their lives is the essence of Phoenix House’s adolescent treatment programs. See more details
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- Military Community Services
- Assessment and Evaluation Services
- Adolescent Residential Services
- Mental Health Services
- Screening and Brief Interventions
- Prevention and Education Services
- Adolescent Outpatient Services
- Sober Living and Recovery Support
- Mother and Child Residential Services
- Adult Outpatient Services
- Adult Residential Services
- Adult Detoxification and Stabilization
Los Angeles County Office of Education maintains a fully accredited high school on-site. Academic tutoring is available for those who are unable to attend school on a daily basis. In an effort to create educational continuity, all students are instructed through self-paced educational materials.
Our services include counseling, family therapy, parent education, and group activities for families of adolescents in treatment.
Recreation and Fitness Program
A full-time coordinator and team of coaches and recreation therapists assess each teen’s fitness level and help them set personal fitness goals. Three times a week, teens participate in planned indoor and outdoor activities, which are supplemented by dance, yoga, and recreational outings.
Phoenix Rising Music Program
An on-site music studio gives our residents an extraordinary creative outlet where they can write and record their own music and an opportunity to learn valuable skills.
Medical and Nursing Services
Health, medical, and dental services are provided by staff nurses, consulting physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and dentists, and through partnerships with community clinics and medical centers.
Young residents enrolled in treatment participate in community outreach activities to teach their peers about the dangers and consequences of substance abuse. Residents appear as speakers at sessions, classes, and panels held at local schools, community centers and other locations.
Speak Up! Workshops
These small group workshops are designed to promote better understanding between at-risk youth and the police.
La Rae C. Neal, MBA
Phoenix House is a leader in keeping hope alive. Being a part of an organization that has proven change is possible is the most rewarding experience I have ever had.Managing Director, Phoenix House Academy Los AngelesContact me
Frank Sanchez, LMFT
In this adverse environment of addiction and mental health disorders, I have the honor of witnessing the strength of the human spirit shine through our staff and clients.Director, Mental Health & Family Services Phoenix House Academy of Los AngelesContact me
Jonathan Whitfield, M.D.
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. At Phoenix House, we help people achieve their goals for sobriety, and a healthier, happier life.Medical Director, Phoenix House Academy of Los AngelesContact me