Phoenix House Featured on CBS Evening News
Today marks the 40th anniversary of one of the biggest social policy initiatives in U.S. history: the War on Drugs. Examining the effectiveness of this worldwide offensive—four decades after Richard Nixon declared drug abuse America’s “public enemy No. 1”— CBS Evening News interviewed Gina, a current client at our Mother and Child Program at Lake Ronkonkoma, NY.
On The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, Gina, who is finding the road to recovery while caring for her 15-month-old daughter, will talk about her struggle with substance abuse and her determination to get her life back on track. Her father Ralph, who is also in recovery, will join her to discuss addiction within families, how to break the cycle and the War on Drugs. We hope you’ll tune in for what is sure to be a thought-provoking topic. The show aired on June 17th at 6:30PM Eastern, 5:30PM Central and