Phoenix House RISE Opens in Burlington

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

More than 100 people joined Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss and members of the community in welcoming Phoenix House RISE (Recovery in an Independent, Sober Environment) to Burlington, Vermont at a celebratory open house on Tuesday, October 26. 

Phoenix House RISE is a new transitional living program in Burlingon for adult men in recovery from substance abuse.  Phoenix House RISE will open its doors to clients on Monday, November 1, and will serve up to twenty men in a sober, supportive environment, allowing them to practice and reinforce new behaviors learned in treatment.

“We view this program as an integral component in a recovery-oriented system of care,” said Richard Turner, Vice President, Senior Program Director, Vermont, Phoenix Houses of New England.  “We are proud to partner with the Burlington Housing Authority, the State Department of Corrections, the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, and other health care organizations in Vermont to provide substance abuse treatment and behavioral health services to people struggling with addiction throughout the state.”

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