Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic Presents at Teen Drug Use Symposium

Friday, May 24th, 2013
Teens at our Girls Recovery Lodge in Arlington.

Teens at our Girls Recovery Lodge in Arlington.

On May 21, 2013, Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic participated in a Prince William County symposium on underage drinking and drug use.  The symposium took place at the Manassas Boys and Girls Club.

During a panel discussion about residential care for adolescents, Patrick DeLeon, program director of our Boys and Girls Recovery Lodges, and Angelina Harris, admissions director, addressed the value of family involvement in treatment.  They also discussed the importance of helping families overcome barriers to treatment.

Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic is a proud partner of the Arlington R.E.A.D.Y. (Reducing or Eliminating Alcohol and Drug Use by Youth) Coalition.  The Coalition was formed in 2008 in response to an increase in drinking and marijuana use among high school students in Arlington. It is a project of the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families and is partially funded through a Drug Free Communities Grant and a Virginia Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant.

Arlington County has been especially focused on the lives of their youth and has put tremendous resources into monitoring teen behavior and addressing critical needs. We are thrilled to be part of this vibrant, caring community.

Every day, Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic helps hundreds of people who are suffering from substance abuse in 17 programs in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. To learn more about our programs and services, contact us or call us today at 1 888 671 9392.

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