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Located in Greenville County, South Carolina, Phoenix Center offers detox for adults and residential substance abuse treatment programs for women with children and for adolescents. With over 35 years of experience, the facility offers high-quality, individualized care. With 12-step based recovery, education and life skills, long-lasting sobriety becomes an attainable goal.

Accommodations and Food

Located on Phoenix Center’s sprawling 29-acre campus, White Horse Academy is a 16-bed, male adolescent program. The boys are housed in dorm-like set ups, each in a private room with a shared bathroom. Rooms include a twin sized bed and a dresser. The facility also includes a school, a dining hall, a common area with a TV, therapy rooms and offices.

Serenity Place is 16-bed facility for women and their children. Clients are given their own room and are permitted to bring up to two children. The facility includes therapy rooms, offices, a dining hall and a child care area.

Three healthy meals are provided for the adolescents. The food is served buffet-style and eaten as a group in the cafeteria. Special dietary requests can usually be accommodated. The women’s program requires clients to help prepare all meals for themselves and their kids.

Treatment and Staff

The Phoenix Center operates an adult, coed 16-bed medical detox unit on site. It is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with counselors, nurses and on-call physicians. For safety and comfort, clients are closely monitored. Once detox is completed, usually within five to seven days, discharge planning is provided to transition clients into treatment services.

White Horse Academy’s residential treatment program is for males ages 13 to 17, with a typical length of stay falling between 90 and 120 days. Treatment is primarily focused on substance abuse, but dual diagnosis support for co-occurring mental health issues is provided on a case-by-case basis.

Prior to admission, the client undergoes an individual assessment. The program includes weekly individual and group therapy, education sessions with a certified teacher from Greenville County Schools, art therapy and family counseling. Group topics include life skills, relapse prevention, the 12 steps, family communication and anger management. Family therapy gives clients and their family members a chance to work on communication, boundaries and codependency.

In the Serenity Place program for women and children, admissions priority is given to pregnant women. Referrals to detox facilities can be made upon request. The typical length of stay is six months, giving clients plenty of time to put new tools and life skills into action. The treatment is quite intensive, with up to 50 hours per week of therapy and recovery work required. Both individual and group therapy are offered, with group topics revolving around parenting, anger management, introduction to the 12 steps, life skills, relapse prevention and trauma. The women also have the opportunity to attend several off-site AA/NA meetings per week.

The staff includes registered nurses, a licensed psychiatrist, a teacher, MFTs and CADCs.


Child care is provided for Serenity Place residents while they are in therapy.

Clients may care for an organic garden on the grounds as well as take part in a ropes course to help with team-building exercises

In Summary

Phoenix Center offers a medically-supervised detox and residential care with a focus on life skills. Adolescents have the benefit of an on-site school, so they don’t have to add catching up with coursework to the daunting list of life changes that come with early recovery. By building each client’s elf-esteem and teaching them how to live, Phoenix Center helps them learn to thrive in the outside world.

Phoenix Center Location

1400 Cleveland St
Greenville, SC 29607

Phoenix Center Cost

Depends on program. Reach Phoenix Center by phone at (864) 467-3790. Find Phoenix Center on Facebook

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