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Client Stories

Client Spotlight: Donovan’s Story

Client Spotlight: Donovan’s Story

Anxiety disorders impact an estimated one in eight kids and teens. Left untreated, childhood anxiety can result in poor school performance, poor social functioning, and even substance abuse. Donovan...

Client Spotlight: John’s Story

Client Spotlight: John’s Story

John is a client that we are proud to showcase for this month’s success story. John is seventeen years old and has been with Phoenix House Academy in our residential treatment program for the last...

Alumnus Spotlight

Ira Meltzer

Since 1979, Phoenix House Orange County has helped thousands of young people, women, and men fight to overcome substance abuse to live extraordinary lives in recovery. In recent months, we have been fortunate enough to reconnect with one of our first graduates of the residential program, Ira Meltzer, who has been in recovery and drug-free since April 9, 1985.

Team Impact

Teen Talk: Talking About Depression

Teen Talk: Talking About Depression

Teen Talk: Talking About Depression It is common for teens and young adults to have mental health conditions. In fact, fifty percent of all mental illnesses develop by age 14. “Depression among kids...

Donor Spotlight

Vanessa and Richard Donovan

Richard Donovan has always known he wanted to have a career where he would be of service. In 2006, he began his life-long journey in human services, working with adults with disabilities. Fortunately for Phoenix House, Richard joined the team as Clinical Supervisor for our Substance Use and Disorder Treatment Program at the Calipatria State Prison in October 2016.