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Phoenix House Community Turns Out En Masse For Second Annual A&E Recovery Rally
Press Release

September, 2009

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A delegation 1,500 strong from Phoenix
House, the nation's leading non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment and
prevention agency, will lead the march at the Second Annual A&E Recovery Rally
- a key event component of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
- this Saturday, September 12 in New York City.

The largest single contingent at the event, the Phoenix House delegation -
consisting of current clients, program alumni, family members, counselors, and
other staff from the metro area - will join the more than 10,000 expected to
take part in a symbolic walk across the historic Brooklyn Bridge. The rally
will follow in Brooklyn's Cadman Plaza Park with a special musical performance
by Smokey Robinson.

"The A&E Recovery Rally is a true testament to the growing solidarity among
the recovery community - a solidarity which is absolutely vital in our efforts
to remove the stigma of addiction and educate the public about the
effectiveness of treatment," says Phoenix House President and CEO Howard
Meitiner. "Only in its second year, this rally has already grown exponentially
and Phoenix House is deeply honored to be a part of such an inspirational and
important event."

Phoenix House participants will wear t-shirts that will give the world a sneak
preview of its new logo - the organization's first major branding
revitalization since its inception in 1967. The official debut of the logo
will coincide with an announcement in the coming weeks of several substantive
changes underway at Phoenix House.

Howard Meitiner will be in attendance at the rally and available for media
interviews.


About Phoenix House
Phoenix House is one of the nation's leading non-profit substance abuse
prevention and treatment service organizations, serving close to 7,500 men,
women (including women with children), and teens each day at more than 152
drug and alcohol treatment and prevention programs in 10 states - California,
Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode
Island, Texas, and Vermont. For information, visit www.phoenixhouse.org.


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