Support through community is the heart of the PDAP approach. Support groups led by peers allow adolescents to build a drug-free life centered around day-to-day interaction with a supportive community, while our Family Program offers caregivers much-needed support and guidance as they navigate their loved ones’ path to recovery. Our community focus is expressed symbolically through the Monkey Fist – a knot traditionally used by docking ships as they make first contact with the shore. The knot is seen as a representation of the power of community and is worn as a necklace by PDAPers to symbolize their “first contact” with a substance-free life.
PDAP remains free for participants and relies solely on private donations to support our critical programs; we receive no local, state, or federal funds.