True Story: Amanda

The summer I was 16, I went through a very traumatizing experience, and I completely shut down. This is when drinking became a regular part of my life. Eventually, I started intense outpatient treatment. It wasn’t what I wanted, but what I needed.

True Story: Greg

For Greg, who first drank as an altar boy at age 9, alcohol was both a refuge and fuel for his ego. Years later, after losing his job, license, marriage, and almost his life, Greg finally found Phoenix House and a willingness to truly change.

Pot vs. Booze: No Choice at All!

What should a caring parent say when asked, “Would you rather your child smoke pot or drink alcohol?”

Top Five Myths About Alcohol

April is Alcohol Awareness Month: This year’s theme is “For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction.” As a clinician, I’m grateful for the emphasis on education and the chance to separate five top myths about alcohol from fact.

True Story: Susan

Susan used alcohol and heroin to dull her pain–which she never understood the root of, until she entered counseling at Phoenix House, where she learned how to stop being a victim and take responsibility for her choices.