"My wife took my son and daughter and left—she couldn’t take it any more, and I don’t blame her. It was my rock bottom, watching them leave; I fell into a complete depression and I knew I had nothing left to lose. That’s when I took out the yellow pages. There I was, at 3AM, sprawled on my kitchen floor, calling up drug treatment centers. The folks at Phoenix House were the only ones who picked up the phone and listened." -- DH, New York

"My wife took my son and daughter and left—she couldn’t take it any more, and I don’t blame her. It was my rock bottom, watching them leave; I fell into a complete depression and I knew I had nothing left to lose. That’s when I took out the yellow pages. There I was, at 3AM, sprawled on my kitchen floor, calling up drug treatment centers. The folks at Phoenix House were the only ones who picked up the phone and listened." -- DH, New York

"The judge said, 'I’m locking you up because you look like you’re going to die.' I was just skin and bones. That was my rock bottom...I knew I needed help. I asked the judge if I could go to Phoenix House. I pleaded with him to give me this chance and he did.  It saved my life." -- Jasmine, California

"The judge said, 'I’m locking you up because you look like you’re going to die.' I was just skin and bones. That was my rock bottom...I knew I needed help. I asked the judge if I could go to Phoenix House. I pleaded with him to give me this chance and he did. It saved my life." -- Jasmine, California

"I had been using drugs for so long that I had forgotten who I really was. But as soon as I walked through the Phoenix House door, I had an overwhelming sense of relief; I had made it. Today, when I remember that moment of clarity, that feeling of gratitude still washes over me and brings tears to my eyes." -- Alisa, New England

"I had been using drugs for so long that I had forgotten who I really was. But as soon as I walked through the Phoenix House door, I had an overwhelming sense of relief; I had made it. Today, when I remember that moment of clarity, that feeling of gratitude still washes over me and brings tears to my eyes." -- Alisa, New England

"By age 25, cocaine and heroin were my drugs of choice. I was working as a fashion designer at the time so that’s what I had in common with the whole fashion crowd: drugs and parties. I enjoyed the career and the whole scene, but it didn’t last long because pretty soon my #1 priority became drugs. It wasn’t until I started studying at Phoenix House’s Beyoncé Cosmetology Center that I finally started to make progress and become happy." --Vitaly, New York

"By age 25, cocaine and heroin were my drugs of choice. I was working as a fashion designer at the time so that’s what I had in common with the whole fashion crowd: drugs and parties. I enjoyed the career and the whole scene, but it didn’t last long because pretty soon my #1 priority became drugs. It wasn’t until I started studying at Phoenix House’s Beyoncé Cosmetology Center that I finally started to make progress and become happy." --Vitaly, New York

"I’m proud of what I’ve done to become who I am today. People are always surprised at my story; they say, 'Wow, you don’t look like a drug addict!' And I say, 'Well what does a drug addict look like exactly?'” -- Londi, New York

"I’m proud of what I’ve done to become who I am today. People are always surprised at my story; they say, 'Wow, you don’t look like a drug addict!' And I say, 'Well what does a drug addict look like exactly?'” -- Londi, New York

"Treatment was such a valuable experience. The program I attended was women and children only, and I loved the structure of the program. More than that, I love Phoenix House and what they stand for—how they help people identify issues, take initiative, work on things, support each other. I just think it’s the best program there is." -- Traci, California

"Treatment was such a valuable experience. The program I attended was women and children only, and I loved the structure of the program. More than that, I love Phoenix House and what they stand for—how they help people identify issues, take initiative, work on things, support each other. I just think it’s the best program there is." -- Traci, California

"Before Phoenix House, I had always thought I was alone in this. I thought that addiction only happened to me. But it happens to so many people, and so many people recover. I go to groups every day and hear people’s stories, and it’s like, “Hey man, that’s the same exact story that I’ve got!” It’s all made me understand that addiction is a disease, and recovery is possible if you work hard at it." -- David R., Florida

"Before Phoenix House, I had always thought I was alone in this. I thought that addiction only happened to me. But it happens to so many people, and so many people recover. I go to groups every day and hear people’s stories, and it’s like, “Hey man, that’s the same exact story that I’ve got!” It’s all made me understand that addiction is a disease, and recovery is possible if you work hard at it." -- David R., Florida

"Phoenix House taught me how to live again. I learned how to address issues from which I was running, how to appreciate the little things, how to become humble and put a value on what was important. It was through treatment that I began to set priorities and make healthy decisions. I began trusting others, taking pride in the little things that meant so much. I now care about myself and others around me." -- Joan, New York

"Phoenix House taught me how to live again. I learned how to address issues from which I was running, how to appreciate the little things, how to become humble and put a value on what was important. It was through treatment that I began to set priorities and make healthy decisions. I began trusting others, taking pride in the little things that meant so much. I now care about myself and others around me." -- Joan, New York

Truth... turn to the only true solid foundation any of us have, the LORD.

Truth... turn to the only true solid foundation any of us have, the LORD.

"At Phoenix House, I realized that just days before I had been on the streets with nothing but the clothes on my back. I broke down. I began feeling emotions wash over me that I hadn’t felt in years. One of my first counselors told me, 'if you want to learn, you just surrender and start over.'"--Bryan, California

"At Phoenix House, I realized that just days before I had been on the streets with nothing but the clothes on my back. I broke down. I began feeling emotions wash over me that I hadn’t felt in years. One of my first counselors told me, 'if you want to learn, you just surrender and start over.'"--Bryan, California

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