The Reminiscences of John Bell

The Transcript

 
I went to Stuyvesant High School, which was, at the time, an accomplishment for any city kid but especially for a minority kid. This was the late 1960s. So it was a real feather in my cap. The competitiveness of Stuyvesant and the work that it took to maintain a level of academic excellence I found, to me, at that time—and this was right when I started my first foray into experimentation, we could say.
— John Bell
 

Biography: John Bell is a long-time employee of Phoenix House, working in the payroll department and in client relations.

Keywords: Phoenix House; substance abuse; incarceration; therapeutic community; New York City; rehabilitation; payroll; client relations