The Phoenix Rising Music Program Hits The Road in NYC

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

The Phoenix Rising Music Program in NY gives our clients creative expression while undergoing substance treatment at Phoenix House

Phoenix Houses of New York clients have enthusiastically stepped up to the mic as our Phoenix Rising Music Program Director, Marc Smith recently hit the road to our substance abuse treatment facilities for mobile recording sessions capturing their musical talents. Clients from Phoenix House Career Academy, Phoenix House Jack Aron Center, Phoenix House Long Island City Center, and Phoenix House 185th Street Short Term Residential showcase their works on this new video documenting their artistry.

Student clients residing and receiving treatment at the Phoenix House Academy of Westchester have the opportunity to work together in the state-of-the-art recording studio at their facility writing and performing original compositions about their life experiences and recovery with regularity. Here, teens explore various methods of music-making: songwriting, recording, music video production, guitar lessons, vocal training, and more. Since this program will be traveling to other Phoenix House treatment facilities, we look forward to contributions from more clients as they express themselves on the road to recovery. Interest in the program enhances their recovery experience; the power of music and therapeutic expression builds self-esteem, creativity, and teamwork.

The Phoenix Rising Music Program, created by Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Kara DioGuardi, is an expressive arts therapy program that encourages our clients to express themselves through music.  Participation in the creative arts has been proven to increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety and depression, and aid the recovery process for young people who struggle with substance abuse and/or co-occurring mental health problems.

Find out more about the programs and services offered at Phoenix House, or call our toll-free number today: 1 888 671 9392. 


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