The beautiful City of Carlsbad located on the shores of the Pacific has had its share of issues with youth abusing drugs and alcohol. Since 2008, Phoenix House San Diego has partnered with the city to help address critical problems faced by at-risk teens and to offer prevention services in local schools and community centers. Carlsbad has just announced that this collaboration has been extended for another year:
With the support of Carlsbad’s Community Activity Grant, Phoenix House will expand its outreach activities targeting the most low-income and at-risk populations, placing a special focus on reaching youth at earlier stages in their adolescence. In order to educate teens and families and refer them to the available substance abuse services, including Phoenix House’s North Coastal Teen Recovery Center, Program Coordinator Loretta Adame will visit local middle schools, high schools, and community centers to distribute informational flyers and brochures, make presentations to groups of students and parents, and conduct assessments on youth who have been referred by a parent, teacher, or school counselor.
Phoenix House has outreach materials available in Spanish and English, including: drug education; parent awareness; and question-answer pamphlets about substance abuse and treatment options. In addition to disseminating this information, Phoenix House staff will network with local youth organizations, social service providers, and police/probation agencies to spread substance abuse awareness and strengthen community support.
The list of our partners includes: Aviara Oaks Middle School; Calavara Middle School; Valley Middle School; Carlsbad High School; Carlsbad Village Academy; North Coastal Prevention Coalition; Greater Understanding through Intervention, Diversion, and Education (GUIDE); Parent Project; Juvenile Justice Panel; National Alliance on Mental Illness – North Coastal SD County; Carlsbad Youth Enrichment Services Organization (YES); San Dieguito Alliance for Drug-Free Youth; Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP); and the Carlsbad Police Department.
Phoenix House’s Teen Recovery Center’s Program Coordinator, Loretta Adame stated: “Phoenix House is extremely grateful for the support that the city of Carlsbad provides to our recovery services. Through the city’s grant we are able to meet the needs of the community by offering classes that reduce alcohol and drug use amongst teens. The grant allows us to provide support services to the families of these teens, including parent education classes and family therapy. In addition, the grant allows us to participate in community wide events including school presentations, and community health fairs. The city of Carlsbad is a great community partner to have and we look forward to many more years of collaboration. ”
The Phoenix House North Coastal Teen Recovery Center in Carlsbad is currently funded through the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services. Drug Medi-Cal-funded Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs are also available. Insurance and private pay are accepted.