Our Texas region was excited to launch the Second Chance Texas Substance Abuse Early Intervention Program on May 20th, to provide early intervention services to at-risk young people throughout the Dallas area.
Clients from the inpatient program at Phoenix House Academy in Austin challenged each other to excellence at a basketball tournament.
Maeve O’Neill, VP and Deputy Regional Director for Phoenix Houses of Texas, testified on behalf of DSHS and TDCJ for an increase in substance abuse prevention and treatment funding at the Texas Legislative Appropriations Committee Hearing in Austin.
Proposed legislation in Texas and other states aims to prevent welfare funds from going towards illegal drugs. But drug testing should be used to identify people who need help, not to deny benefits or catch scammers.
At Phoenix Houses of Texas, several of our staff members encourage our clients with their own inspirational recovery journeys.