Palmer Drug Abuse Program of Corpus Christi Inc
PDAP offers free support for teens/adults in finding alternatives to drug/alcohol use, and programs for parents and younger siblings affected by their substance abuse.
Dr. Scott Basinger of Baylor College of Medicine has been studying the outcomes of alternative peer groups and recently presented his data at the Teens and High Risk Symposium. He compared the national rates of teen relapse to the rates of teens enrolled in local APGs. The national relapse rate for teens in recovery is between 50-90% (Basinger & Edens, in press). In Houston, for those adolescents participating in APGs between January 2007 and 2010, the relapse rates were between 8%-11% (Basinger & Edens, in press). Overall, since APGs have been in existence, they have a recovery rate greater than 85% versus a nationwide recovery rate of around 30% (Basinger & Edens, in press).
PDAP loved me until I could love myself. I came into this program with no hope and very low self esteem. They helped me blossom into the beautiful person that I am today. I will be forever grateful to this program. Without their love and support I would not have celebrated 8 years of sobriety this past June.