For the first time in nearly two decades, Crossroads Inc. will have a new executive director. After 18 years at the helm of Arizona’s preeminent drug and alcohol rehabilitation organization, Crossroads Executive Director Lee Pioske is retiring, and current Chief Compliance Officer Chris Riley has been selected to succeed his mentor of 16 [...]
Listen to Greg Halvorson talk to the KTAR radio morning news anchors about "Bogus Rehab Centers" which are taking advantage of addicts, especially the indigenous population. These facilities are charging insurance for services they are not providing and sometimes even getting the addicts drunk or high before having them sign legal papers. Listen [...]
Our very own clinical coordinator, Andrea Sierra, is now an animal assisted therapist. The clients of Flower participate in therapy classes with Sampson or "Sammy" the dog, who lives at Flower. Sammy is a rescue and an older dog. He is an absolute sweetheart and loves helping the clients, while participating in their treatment.
Crossroads' Arcadia facility Program Coordinator Justin Lawson was interviewed morning for AZFamily's Drug Free Awareness Day. Justin shared his personal journey of addiction and the road to recovery through Crossroads. Justin spoke on the pervasiveness of the powerful and dangerous drug fentanyl, that is now rampant on Phoenix streets. Today almost 80% of Crossroads clients [...]
The vision for "Sammy's Room" began when we saw our recovery residents trying to engage with their children for visits conducted for custody/severance hearings. CPS, as it was called then, could not get a clear picture of interaction between mother and child. With the help of a grant from the Virginia Piper Foundation, two of [...]
In our first episode, Donna Alexander and co-host Beth Mercado each talk about their personal journeys through addiction and recovery - as well as what Crossroads is as an organization, and the work Crossroads does to change lives. LISTEN NOW HERE: Recovery On-Air Podcast In our second episode due for release later this month, [...]
This past month, Crossroads' CEO Lee Pioski (left) and Outpatient manager Riley Monahan (right), teamed up to spread the message of hope and recovery in the community. In two separate interviews done by Kayla Mortarello at Hubbard Radio, and Jenelle Vannoy at Riviera Radio, Lee and Riley talk about the struggles of holidays, the pandemic, [...]
John Wigchert sat in front of the desk and looked out an arched window in a small admissions office at Crossroads, a residential treatment center in Phoenix. He’d come straight from jail after agreeing to treatment to shorten his four-month sentence. John, then 27, was an addict, arrested a dozen times, in and out of [...]