The Phoenix House

Jul 23, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Ashley is recovering from an addiction to alcohol and drugs. She sought refuge and a helping hand at Scottsville's Phoenix House.

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Bowling Green, KY

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Jul 30, 2009
 
i think it's a wonderful thing
jewels

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Jul 30, 2009
 
You are so right! It is a wonderful thing! It brings joy to my heart when passing by and seeing all the happy little tykes riding around the parking lot and stopping dead in their track to give a big smile and wave. Such a wonderful opportunity for mother's who have made mistakes to get back on the right path rather than ending up in situations that only set them up for failure. And you know it has to appease all their little children who would otherwise more than likely end up in the system if such a program didn't exist.
Blessed

Scottsville, KY

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Aug 3, 2009
 
I think this is a great thing. This type thing is targeting the problem itself rather that just a "quick fix". If you give someone 2 good legs to stand on then chances are they will be able to walk again. However most of the time in the "system" people are just given a "crutch" and never really are able to stand on their own again. Keep up the good work Pheonix House and give these ladies and their kids the tools they need to be successful in life without drugs and alcohol.. God Bless
bandit57

Westmoreland, TN

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Aug 4, 2009
 
i donate many hours up there,i,ll tell you most of those kids just need love.most of the time when i leave there it,s a sad day,they look so lost,then when i get home i give my daughter a big hug,then i can,t wait to go back there.,,,the bandit
sarah

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Aug 4, 2009
 
bandit57 wrote:
i donate many hours up there,i,ll tell you most of those kids just need love.most of the time when i leave there it,s a sad day,they look so lost,then when i get home i give my daughter a big hug,then i can,t wait to go back there.,,,the bandit
so they let people just come in and volunteer their time?
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Aug 4, 2009
 
sarah wrote:
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so they let people just come in and volunteer their time?
NO THEY DON'T....
sarah

Elizabethtown, KY

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Aug 4, 2009
 
i didn't think so. i can't imagine they would let people come in at leisure and risk violation of confidentiality.
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Bowling Green, KY

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Aug 4, 2009
 
They are strict about whom enters. Confidentiality is strict as well.
bandit57

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Aug 4, 2009
 
sarah wrote:
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so they let people just come in and volunteer their time?
i have a family member there.,,,the bandit

“Kitty”

Since: Mar 09

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Aug 5, 2009
 
are you from scottsville? i didn't think they allowed scottsville people?
sarah

Elizabethtown, KY

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Aug 5, 2009
 
i would think they would allow anyone who needs it to be there. i know it would be harder for scottsville people to be there, but people in our town need this program too.
bandit57

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Aug 5, 2009
 
Kitty with Attitude wrote:
are you from scottsville? i didn't think they allowed scottsville people?
we need help too,maybe alot more than other people,hell i,ll say one out of five here has a drug or drinkin problem,,,the bandit
Professor Chaos

Clarksville, TN

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Aug 17, 2009
 
From the news article:
"I don't know how to explain it. It's magical. Phoenix House has saved my life more than once," said Ashley.

Is it just me, or is that statement kind of absurd?'More than ONCE'!? Just how many times has this poor girl been through there? I for one would question a program's effectiveness if it takes mulitiple applications to succeed. Just the same, I wish anyone with the courage to seek help the best of luck.
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Aug 17, 2009
 
I once spoke with a therapist who was a former addict. After 20 something odd years of sobriety he was watching a cartoon with his child, and it made him think of using. And the reason was is that when he was high on cocaine he would sit and watch cartoons. But he had the mind set and the will power not to use, so he didn't. I know that may sound absurd, but you would not believe the things that can trigger a relapse. A person could be doing their very best, and then with one turn of events slip up. To understand addiction to the fullest I think you have to have experienced it.

The way I see it, if the person is reaching out for help then they want to overcome. But however, after a couple failed attempts, then jail would probably be for the best. I'm pretty sure there after a failed drug test or two the women are no longer allowed to participate in the program, and are back in the hands of the courts.
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Aug 17, 2009
 
well maybe it's not the program but the person going through. i'm sure there are people who go to rehab and then relapse and use again. so i dont' think anyone should place blame on anyone but the person...it is after all their choice to stay clean or use drugs.
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Aug 17, 2009
 
What is the Phoenix House excatly and where is it located?
tonya

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Sep 9, 2009
 
Louise wrote:
What is the Phoenix House excatly and where is it located?
T believe it is a transitional living home for women after initial treatment for women to have supported living and reunite w/ children so they can heal together...
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how long is the waiting list to get in to the residential program in new england?
lisa

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I graduated from there in 2011 and without the house and the staff there that gave me the tools to live a clean and sober life and get custody of my kids back I probably would not be alive today and the best part is it don't matter where you live they accept anyone from anywhere who needs the help and the best part is you don't just graduate and the program and go back to the streets they are always there to help and you can go back anytime you might need them and they accept you with open arms. Thanks haven 4 change for helping me save my life and get my kids back and I wasn't from Scottsville when I went to the program and they took me in. Love yall and keep helping us addicts alive and showing us we can live happy clean and sober.
wondering

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Jul 23, 2013
 
is haven 4 change run by phoenix house or associated whit them

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