Veronica Plays A Classic for the Phoenix Rising Music Program

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Veronica performs blues classic

Veronica, a student at Phoenix House Academy in Westchester performs “Baby, Please Don’t Go” in this exclusive video from the Phoenix Rising Music Program. A total of 38 blues and rock artists have recorded this song over the years since 1935 and Veronica becomes the 39th! This song is among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.” Veronica’s acoustic rendition is a soulful alternative to the versions we hear regularly.

Across our New York City treatment programs, clients take advantage of the opportunity to play music in our state-of-the-art recording studio at Phoenix House Academy in Westchester or participate when the mobile recording studio visits their treatment facility. Students are eager to join the program to express themselves from their hearts and souls. Interest in the program enhances their recovery experience; the power of music builds creativity, confidence, and teamwork. We are very proud of our performers and look forward to enjoying more recordings from these budding artists.

The Phoenix Rising Music Program is an arts therapy program that encourages our clients to express themselves through music.  Participation in the creative arts has been proven to increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety and depression, and aid the recovery process for young people who struggle with substance abuse and/or co-occurring mental health problems.

The Phoenix House Academy in Westchester is a residential substance abuse treatment program for adolescent males and females. The Academy provides an array of services including individual, group, and family counseling, along with evidence-based therapeutic interventions that address each client’s individual needs. Teens at the Academy enjoy a rich campus life and attend an on-site high school (grades 9-12), operated by the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) District 79, where they can earn their diplomas or credits that can be transferred to their home schools.

Find out more about the programs and services offered at Phoenix House, or call our toll-free number today: 1 888 671 9392. 

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