For 19 years of my life I have been in either prison, on parole or in a substance abuse treatment facility. I started drinking alcohol when I was six years old. As I got older I recognized drinking alcohol got me into trouble, so I began smoking pot instead. Then I discovered meth. After years in prison, treatment and multiple relapses I finally checked into treatment at Phoenix Programs. Today, I am a manager at a large local restaurant. I have an apartment of my own, healthy relationships and support people in my life. I find gratitude in the small things others may take for granted, like having a checking account for the first time. I give Phoenix Programs a lot of credit for my journey to recovery.
For more than 35 years, Phoenix Programs, Inc. has provided comprehensive substance abuse and mental health treatment and housing services in Columbia, Missouri. People all over Mid-Missouri can tell stories just like this one, about how Phoenix Programs has made an impact in their lives.