Shawna Morris Joins Phoenix House as Executive Director in California

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 to Offer Drug Medi-Cal Residential Services in California

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.

What We Are Thankful for This Year at Phoenix House Los Angeles

Our clients and staff from Phoenix House treatment centers in Venice and Los Angeles count their blessings this Thanksgiving.

The Promise of Prop. 47

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 Teaches About Prescription Drugs

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.