The Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP) is an alternative peer group for adolescents, emerging adults and their families in the Greater Houston area who seek to prevent or overcome the harmful effects of drug and alcohol abuse.  Getting involved with PDAP begins by scheduling an intake appointment!

Attend a Meeting!

If you are ready to make a life change and are willing to become drug and alcohol-free, you are welcome at PDAP. Our program is developed for ages 14 through 25 and their parents.

Newcomer Information!

You will meet some peers and receive information about PDAP at your first meeting. You will get a newcomer packet or phone list, and get a chance to see what we are all about.

Make a Plan!

Set up an orientation appointment with a counselor for an initial assessment where you will develop a plan for your family’s recovery.




Sober Social Activities

PDAP provides fun, supervised, sober activities such as bowling nights, trips to the movies, laser tag, trips to the zoo, etc.

Case Management

Trained professionals interact routinely with each client, assessing and advising when additional care is needed or helping families with new relationship tools.

Family Healing

Through participation of both parents and child, the family begins to understand each other and heal relationships.

12-Step Meetings with Peers

On a weekly basis, PDAP offers 12-step meetings in which participants safely share their experiences, strengths, and hopes, offering insight to others and receiving support from peers.

Retreats and Educational Programs

PDAP helps clients and family members understand addiction and develop helpful tools to effectively manage daily challenges and prepare for potential crises.


PDAP locations also serve as a safe havens for group members.  Younger group members safely hang out after school on Monday through Thursday. Older group has available satellite time several times each week.

PDAP Twelve-Step Support Group Meetings

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

Participants join one of three groups
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YOUNGER GROUP ages 14 -18 in High School

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

Get a Sponsor, Be a Sponsor: 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: Peers and staff are there to help, support, offer suggestions, and give feedback. They are not there to judge.

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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.