Exposed to drugs at a young age, Amelia says that her life could have gone a much different way if she hadn’t gotten treatment as a teenager.
“I have over 17 years drug free and am fiercely proud of that, and protective of my sobriety. I continue to work on myself to be solid in my recovery and in my personal and professional growth.”
For many Phoenix House teen clients and Rikers inmates alike, gang culture was their only family; it was where they turned for protection and support. That’s not easy to walk away from—so it’s up to us to provide them with a better alternative.
Sky Soleil, an alumnus of Phoenix House Academy, is working on his first feature film and has appeared in many TV dramas. On February 25, he appears in TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles.
David Sheff is the author of Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy. On March 13, we will welcome David as a featured speaker in an opiate addiction forum.