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Phoenix House

106 Roxbury Street, Keene, New Hampshire, 03431
Our center gives you a fresh start. Scenic Keene, New Hampshire, located in the heart of New England’s Monadnock Region, offers numerous educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that create the perfect environment for recovery from substance abuse. Keene has the amenities of a small city, yet retains the feel of a classic New England town. Phoenix House Keene Center, located in the center of this vibrant community, provides a full spectrum of substance abuse treatment for insured and self-paying adults nationwide.

Facility Highlights

  • Abstinence Skills
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Outdoor Activities


  • Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Andrew Kolodny M.D.
    Andrew Kolodny M.D.Chief Medical Officer
    Andrew Kolodny, M.D., Phoenix House’s chief medical officer, started his career with a keen interest in public health and a passion for helping those who are suffering from addiction. Prior to joining Phoenix House, Andrew served as Chair of Psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. In that role, he provided clinical and administrative oversight of psychiatric services and a residency-training program for one of the largest community teaching hospitals in the country. During his tenure, Andrew demonstrated a hands-on approach to improving quality of care, integrating health and mental health services, and developing new services and programs to meet changing community needs.
  • Jennifer Parker
    Jennifer ParkerAssistant Director
    Jennifer Parker, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, has worked with Phoenix House throughout her career in the addiction profession. Jennifer was passionate about working in the human services from a young age. Her family experienced the effects of substance abuse, and Jennifer’s mother worked in the human services profession for 30 years. “I got to see a lot of the work that she did growing up, and that made me want to be in the helping profession,” Jennifer says. She chose an addiction counseling track and earned her associate’s degree in addiction studies from New Hampshire Technical Institute.

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Phoenix House is a nonprofit organization with 11 locations across the country. Located in New England’s Monadnock Region, the facility in Keene, N.H. offers residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders. Medically-assisted detoxification is available on-site. Phoenix House of Keene is one of only 17 residential, non-hospital facilities in the state of New Hampshire.


According to the facility's website, treatment at Phoenix House in Keene is evidence-based and individualized. While the length of stay in the residential program varies, the program is primarily designed for short-term stays.

Clients receive psychiatric and medication evaluations, if necessary, and participate in individual and group counseling. They are encouraged to attend on- and off-site 12-step meetings, but it is not a mandatory part of treatment.

Outpatient options include a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which offers a full week of programming four to six hours a day, as well as an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that meets three hours per day, three days a week.

During treatment, family members are asked to attend at least one counselor-facilitated family session with their loved one, in addition to at least one family education group. Additionally, all clients receive a comprehensive aftercare plan upon discharge, which is designed by the client and their primary counselor.


The center's website indicates the core treatment team consists of master’s level therapists and licensed counselors. A psychiatrist, a psychiatric nurse, and a number of medical consultants are available on as-needed basis. To date, the four individuals polled on the matter offered mixed opinions concerning the aptitude of staff.

Staff Experience and Training: 3.3/5


The facility's website notes clients can take advantage of passes to the local YMCA and visit a nearby meditation center for yoga classes. The facility also organizes outings into Keene for socializing and recreation, including visits to the local art museum and seasonal outdoor activities such as fishing, nature walks, and hiking. The four individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter felt that the facility's condition could improve.

Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 2.8/5


Alumni reviews for Phoenix House of Keene are mostly positive. Of the five alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, three left positive feedback, one provided a neutral review, and the other alum had negative opinions of Phoenix House.

K.R.B. credited the program with saving her life, but despite this endorsement, she also noted she "needed more mental health treatment along with addiction treatment.” Alum Darleen gave four out of five stars for treatment effectiveness. "This program cares," Darleen wrote. "These people are well trained. I wanted to get healthy and they showed me how."

Another anonymous alum gave three stars when asked if they would recommend the treatment center. They praised the center's staff, but felt the facility was understaffed overall and wrote that due to this "classes, groups and outings often cancelled." The one alum who left a negative review indicated they wouldn't recommend the treatment center, writing: "Staff seemed to have lost total control of clients."

On Phoenix House's Facebook page, which the facility may have the ability to control, 185 reviewers gave an average rating of 4.1 out of five stars. It should be noted that this reflects the organization as a whole and not just the Keene location.[1] However, many reviewers praised the staff of the treatment provider.


R.F., the one loved one polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, agreed with K.R.B.’s comment about the facility’s lack of mental health services. The reviewer gave three out of five stars when asked if they would recommend the treatment center.

They rated they center's family participation the highest with four stars, and the center's holistic offerings the worst with one star. "Need more options in NH," they wrote.


According to Phoenix House’s website, the Keene facility accepts most insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of New Hampshire, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Vermont, Cigna, Tufts Health Plan, and United Behavioral Health. The four individuals polled on the matter moderately approved of the facility's cost.

Affordability: 3.3/5

[1] https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixHouse

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