HOW IT WORKS

The Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP) is a cost-free support group for adolescents and families in the Greater Houston area who are looking to prevent or overcome the harmful effects of drug and alcohol abuse.  There is no formal registration, no interview process, and no payment needed so getting involved with PDAP is quick and easy.

NO FORMS

Simply come to one of our Houston area office locations and get started. There are no payments or forms to fill out and there is no registration necessary.

NO MONEY

It does not cost anything to join PDAP. We want the focus to be 100% on recovery without the stress of money.

NO INTERVIEW

Everyone who is ready to make a change in their lives is welcome at PDAP. There are no interviews or screening processes of any kind.

WHAT WE OFFER

PDAP offers a 12-step program that is similar to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) but specifically designed for adolescents.  This 12-step program has an emphasis on peer support, weekly meetings, group activities and encouragement.  Moreover, there are counseling/coaching sessions for individuals and families, peer-driven group meetings, educational activities, and outings/retreats.  With everything we do, we mix in a lot of fun, teaching you that a sober lifestyle is also a happy lifestyle.

The PDAP staff is made up of the finest and most dedicated recovery professionals, including Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors, Certified Restorative Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors and Recovery Coaches.  Since PDAP is engineered to be peer-driven, many of the counselors and professionals on staff are young adults who are in recovery themselves.

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OUR SERVICES INCLUDE

CHEMICAL-FREE ACTIVITIES & RETREATS

The most important part of recovery is learning how to live life without getting high.  PDAP offers social rehabilitation activities such as bowling nights, trips to the movies, laser tag, trips to the zoo, etc.  PDAP also coordinates weekend retreats for individual groups and their families.

CRISIS INTERVENTION

The Palmer Drug Abuse phone line is available 24/7.  We get crisis phone calls from group members, parent group members, and others who are calling for help from the community.

CLIENT ASSESMENT & REFERRAL

As you make progress in your path to sobriety, PDAP staff will always be there to offer feedback and positive reinforcement.  When needed, PDAP will also make referrals for you to join other support/recovery programs.

RECOVERY GROUP MEETINGS

On a weekly basis, PDAP offers group meetings where participants can receive honest feedback and support from their peers and counselors.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION & PREVENTION PROGRAMS

PDAP helps build awareness in the community with facts and information related to alcohol and drug abuse.  The more teens and parents are educated, the more substance abuse can be prevented.

INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY COUNSELING

PDAP offers counseling services at the individual and family level.  Not only are counselors professionally trained but many of them are recovering addicts themselves, which helps them relate to the struggles that parents and teens are enduring in their battle against addiction.

ACTIVITY CENTERS

Each PDAP center also serves as a safe haven for group members.  Members have the freedom to do homework, socialize with other members, and meet with sponsors.  Certain centers also have pool tables, video games, select outdoor games and indoor athletic equipment.

Modified PDAP Twelve-Step Support Group Meetings

PDAP provides adolescents, young adults, and families with the resources and support needed to overcome substance abuse.

Participants are broken into three groups
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YOUNGER GROUP ages 12-17

Learn the 12-steps: Build the foundation for living a sober lifestyle.

Get a Mentor, Be a Mentor: Not only receive support from others but give back to your peers and help them learn from your experiences.

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OLDER GROUP ages 18-25

You Won’t Get Preached To: The activities & support programs are appropriate for people 18+ years old.

Not Just Talk: Many of our staff members were once substance abusers themselves so they totally understand your struggles and issues.

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PARENTS GROUP

Safe and Secure Environment: Meet with other parents who are also facing the everyday challenges of addiction in their family.

No Judgment, No Secrets: Feel comfortable sharing your issues.  Every parent is there to help each other, not judge each other.