Phoenix House Spotlight: Alexis

Monday, September 19th, 2011

When 15-year-old Alexis was five months pregnant, she was addicted to speed and weighed less than 100 pounds. When she miscarried her daughter, she hit rock bottom–and slowly began her journey to recovery.

“I ended up in a psychiatric hospital,” Alexis explains, “but luckily, an admissions counselor got me in to the Phoenix House Feinberg Academy of Dallas. Overall, treatment was an amazing and fulfilling experience for me. At Phoenix House, I cried for the first time in years. I found role models in staff members whom I admired and loved and respected. I had been emotionally dead for so long before Phoenix House, and I hated the person I was when I was on drugs—so I created a new me, and I honestly never struggled with the idea of doing drugs again.”

Today, 24-year-old Alexis has her own apartment, a healthy relationship, and a successful career. Click here to read more of her inspiring story.

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