We meet twice a week at Riverbend Church on Mondays and Austin Recovery on Thursdays. Our teen meetings start off with a Check in, followed by an open topic meeting where teens can share their experience strength and hope with one another.Meeting Schedule
The Idea behind our events is to have fun and to allow for the teens to make lasting connections that will keep them sober in the long run. During our events, teens bond with one another and learn to lean on each other in troubling times.Functions
The 12 Steps
With permission from the General Service Office in New York City, PDAP based its program on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics AnonymousWith a slight modification, we have created a 12 step program which focuses on those issues commonly dealt with in young people’s recovery.Learn More
The Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP) was founded in 1971 in Houston, Texas when a man named Bob Meehan, who was a recovering addict, built a friendship with Father Charlie Wyatt-Brown at the Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church. Father Charlie realized the need for a supportive substance abuse recovery program for youth and he developed a strong vision about reaching young people lost on drugs and bringing them into a new, sober lifestyle.
He began his quest at his church in Houston as a local support group. The PDAP program has now evolved into a national support program and has helped literally thousands of Austin youth become fully functioning and contributing members of the community. Since 1971, many people have continued to spread this vision and have shared their experience, recovery, love and understanding to many more new people.
PDAP White Book
The Pdap White book contains erverything PDAP is about. From parent group, tokens of comittment to personal recovery stories, full of heartbreaks, set backs, hope and triumph.Download Now
Greg Sellers has served as executive director of Palmer Drug Abuse Program since 2004. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and volunteered with PDAP in 2003.Full Bio
Harley’s full name is Jesse Harley Steen, but everyone who knows him, calls him Harley. Harley attended Saint Edwards University and was awarded a master of counseling psychology.Full Bio
Max Bucher- My sobriety date is September 28, 2013. I joined an APG in June of 2013 and became the first graduate of that APG in 2014. I have been working under Harley at PDAP since the start of 2016.Full Bio
Emily Starkey began volunteering for Palmer Drug Abuse Program in August of 2017. She attends Texas State University in pursuit of a degree in English with a teaching certificate for 7-12th grade.Full Bio