Phoenix House CEO: "Americans Overcoming Addiction Should not be Mocked by Their President"

NEW YORK, NY (09/30/2020) (readMedia)-- Last night at the presidential debate, President Donald Trump attacked Vice President Joe Biden's son's struggle with addiction. In response, Ann-Marie Foster, CEO and President of Phoenix Houses of Long Island and New York issued the following statement:

"Americans overcoming addiction should not be mocked by their president, they should be applauded. We must show those who are suffering at this difficult time that they won't be seen as weak for admitting they need help; they will be seen as strong for getting it."

About Phoenix House:

Since 1967, Phoenix House New York has helped thousands of people overcome substance and alcohol abuse in order to lead healthy, productive, and rewarding lives. Phoenix House New York offers short-term and long-term residential, intensive outpatient, and general outpatient treatment. Phoenix House also offers treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders, medical, psychiatric, and dental services, and impaired driver programs. These services are designed to meet the individual needs of adults at various stages of recovery, including military personnel, and veterans. In addition, Phoenix House provides educational and supportive services to family members, friends, significant others, and the community.