Phoenix House Florida Helps Curb Prescription Drug Addiction

Florida has made strides in the battle against opioid and prescription drug abuse throughout the state.

My Own Joan of Arc

More than 15 years ago, Joan Hajjar was living on the edge. Homeless and without hope, her daily existence revolved around her next drug or drink. Determined to beat her addiction, she entered Phoenix House in 1993, where she found the tools to reclaim her life. Now serving as director of Phoenix House’s AmeriCorps and…

DJ AM: Why He Went Too Far

When I learned about the death of DJ AM—the celebrity spinner who struggled with addiction, but stayed sober for over 11 years—I felt the tragedy at the gut level. I have been in the substance abuse field for over 20 years, first as a treatment provider and then as a researcher. But it is through…