There was excitement in the air as Phoenix Houses of New York hosted its 36th Annual Recovery Celebration at the Hotel Pennsylvania in the heart of Manhattan on January 18, 2013. Phoenix House staff, family, friends, guests, and alumni were present to witness the ceremony and to hear the moving stories of our graduates. The ceremony marked the completion of substance abuse treatment and aftercare by men and women from Phoenix House’s New York City and upstate facilities.
Timothy Lisante, Ph.D., Superintendent of the New York City Department of Education, District 79 delivered the keynote address for the evening. Three graduate speakers shared their struggles and experiences before and after treatment and looked forward to their journeys in sober recovery. The Alumni of the Year award was presented to Ronald Williams (Class of 1968), the Founder of Stay’n Out, President & CEO of NY Therapeutic Communities, and the Honorary Graduate Award was presented to Chris Randolph, MD, Phoenix Houses of New York’s Medical Director. After the ceremony, guests and grads enjoyed dinner and dancing to cap off a night of celebration. The evening was a fantastic success – we are very proud to honor and congratulate the latest graduating Class of 2012.
Phoenix Houses of New York has helped thousands of men, women, and adolescents overcome substance and alcohol abuse in order to lead healthy, productive and rewarding lives. Since 1967, we have been committed to supporting individuals and families by providing a wide range of services, from prevention, early intervention, and treatment to continuing care and recovery support. Our services include treatment for substance abusers with mental health problems and programs for mothers with children, outpatient and residential treatment for military personnel, veterans, and their families, impaired driver programs, and a detoxification program center.
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