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Resources – PDAP White Book

If you are a recovering drug abuser or the parent of one, the Palmer Drug Abuse Program may already be a familiar name, one that has been a pathway to sobriety and serenity as well as the means of travelling it.  If you are a drug abuser or a parent who is just discovering that getting straight is possible, PDAP may seem a puzzling new way of life.

The PDAP White Book was written as a guide to this program of recovery. It tells the history of PDAP.  It describes PDAP’s Twelve Steps, the spiritual principles on which PDAP is based. It explains the Twelve Traditions, the rules that govern each PDAP group.  It includes the true stories of former drug abusers and their parents who have discovered a better life in PDAP.

There is no substitute for participation in the PDAP group. The love of the group is a powerful aid to straightening out a troubled life. This book can help reinforce PDAP’s message, and hasten your progress along the pathway we all walk.  Excerpt from the forward of the PDAP White Book

Benefits of participating in support groups may include:

  • Feeling less lonely, isolated or judged
  • Gaining a sense of empowerment and control
  • Improving your coping skills and sense of adjustment
  • Talking openly and honestly about your feelings
  • Reducing distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue
  • Developing a clearer understanding of what to expect with your situation
  • Getting practical advice or information about treatment options
  • Comparing notes about resources, such as doctors and alternative options

PDAP is here to help.   Find out about us here.

Meeting locations and times can be found on our website.


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