Shawna R. Morris, MPA, FACHE, has joined Phoenix House as Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the California operations. She will oversee all programs and services, including residential and outpatient treatment and wraparound services.
Phoenix House will participate in California’s expanded Drug Med-Cal specialty mental health services, adding more funding for residential treatment. Elizabeth Stanley-Salazar, Director of Clinical Services, explains what’s at stake.
Our clients and staff from Phoenix House treatment centers in Venice and Los Angeles count their blessings this Thanksgiving.
On Tuesday, California passed Prop. 47, which changes sentencing for simple drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor. This landmark legislation signals a dramatic, positive shift from “tough on crime” to “smart on treatment.”
Dr. Andrew Kolodny, PHF Chief Medical Officer, presented the dangers of prescription drug abuse to clinical staff at Phoenix Houses of California. The overdose epidemic is correlated to sales volume of opioids wrongly prescribed for chronic pain.