Phoenix House Academy in Springfield
15 Mulberry Street, Springfield, Massachusetts, 01105
Teen boys find a team of experts, from caring counselors to high school teachers, who help them get back on track. Established in 2001, Phoenix House Academy in Springfield is a residential facility that provides substance abuse treatment and education to adolescent boys ages 13 to 18.
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Family ProgramResearch shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Individualized TreatmentSome facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Meet the Staff
- Patrick B. McEneaneySenior Vice President, Regional DirectorMr. McEneaney joined Phoenix House as Vice President and Regional Director in August 1999 when Phoenix House acquired Marathon Phoenix House. He was subsequently promoted to Senior Vice President and Regional Director in April 2003. In July 2008, Mr. McEneaney assumed responsibility for both the New England and Florida Regions. Prior to joining Phoenix House, he headed his own consulting firm, HR Diagnostics, and served as Vice President, Director of Human Resources, for Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens for over 20 years. He also served as an Assistant Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University. Mr. McEneaney holds a B.A. from Queens College and an Executive M.B.A. from Baruch College.
- Dan PenderProgram Director and Clinical SupervisorWhen Dan decided he wanted to move in a new career direction, he saw that Phoenix House Academy was looking for a family therapist in Springfield, Mass. He had enjoyed his work with adolescents in Christian education, so he applied and was hired as a senior counselor. After working in that position for over two years, he headed the launch of a new Phoenix House program for adults at a co-ed facility. Arbor Houses’ mission is to engage and motivate individuals in early recovery, since most of their clients come right out of detox and go into the intense, highly-structured 30 day program.