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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.