“I overdosed four times in six years, and the same guy saved my life twice…he yanked me from under a toilet door with a spike in my arm. If that door had been the length of the average toilet door, I wouldn’t be telling you this now.”
“So many people think marijuana can’t be an addiction, but it can. Because when you smoke weed like I did, and you feel like you can’t have fun without smoking, that’s you depending on weed to have fun. And dependence on a drug, that’s addiction.”
“If it wasn’t for Phoenix House, I wouldn’t be here right now, and I’m so grateful for that. Not that my life has been easy—it hasn’t been. But I’ve learned how to deal with things in a healthy way.”
On Tuesday, February 12, invited guests gathered at Phoenix House’s Brooklyn treatment center for a special West Side Story Project (WSSP) community event that demonstrated the power of theater to promote positive relationships.
In October, Phoenix House launched a new partnership with the Stella Adler School of Acting for residents of the Phoenix House Career Academy in Brooklyn.