Jan Hamilton , MS, PMHNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Doorways LLC.

 4747 N. 7th Street

Suite 450

Phoenix, AZ 85014


(602) 997-2880


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A Note from Jan
Founder of Doorways 

April is National Drug and Alcohol Awareness Month. 
Alcohol and drug use by young people can be extremely dangerous--both to themselves and to society--and is directly associated with traffic fatalities, violence, suicide, educational failure, substance overdose, unsafe sex and other problem behaviors, even for those who may never develop a dependence or addiction. 
Adolescence is a time of heightened risk-taking and as alcohol and drugs enter the picture, parents are faced with a unique set of challenges.  
Parents often forgive underage drinking as a "rite of passage."  They can sit back and hope their kids will "get through it," or they can take an active role in learning about alcohol and drugs and help their kids do the same. 
It can be daunting to talk with teens and young adults about drinking and drug use, but it is well worth the effort parents put into it. 

In fact, research has shown that kids who have conversations with their parents and learn a lot about the dangers of alcohol and drug use are 50 percent less likely to use and abuse these substances than those who don't have such conversations.  
Alcohol and drug use is a very risky business for young people and parents can make a difference. The longer children delay drinking and drug use, the less likely they are to develop any problems associated with it. That's why it is so important to help your child make smart decisions about alcohol and drugs.

If you have an adolescent or young adult that you know (or suspect) is using drugs and alcohol, doing nothing is not an option. 
Our counselors can help you develop a plan of action to help your child. Catching this early is the key to making a full recovery before it begins to get out of hand.
We always provide a complimentary consultation to hurting parents and guardians. The first step is to just give us a call. 

Jan Hamilton, MS, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner


P.S.  Registration is now open for our second annual Young Adult Summer Eating Disorders IOP. It's an excellent opportunity for 18-25 year olds to be supported and helped in a 10 week time frame. (See below).  

Provider Spotlight
Mark Harris, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Mark Harris, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Mark is passionate about serving adolescents, young adults, and their families. His clinical experience is diverse; including working with military members and families. 

 is familiar with various modalities of treatment and skilled at engaging clients in a meaningful way to determine the most appropriate interventions.  

 received his Master's in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in August of 2012.  He enjoys spending time with his family whether it be at home or abroad.

New IOP Open!
Registration is now open! 

(Eating Disorders & Alcohol)
What Parents Should Know

Most people have heard of  anorexia, but have you heard of "Drunkorexia"? 

Though not an official diagnosis, this term refers to food restriction and 
alcohol consumption.  It has become more prevalent among young adults. 
 Is Your Teen Using Drugs? 
Learn the Early Warning Signs
Many parents ask us how to tell if their teen has begun drinking or doing drugs. 

By taking careful note of your teen's behavior and paying attention to a few key red flags, you can spot issues with drug use sooner rather than later. 
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How to Keep Your Teen Sober This Summer

Adolescence in and of itself comes with a greater likelihood of alcohol use, but there are some factors that increase the risk of a teen abusing alcohol. One of the best ways to help teens avoid this behavior is to equip parents with knowledge of the issue and specific methods to protect and educate their teens.