to the home of Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP) - San Antonio. Our
is to help teens, young adults, and their families overcome the
effects of mind-changing chemicals while assisting the community
through partnerships in education and prevention. We are a 12 step, faith-based program that offers group meetings,
individual and family counseling, and fun activities that focus on
healthy relationships and building life skills. In addition to
recovery services for substance abuse and drug addiction, we provide prevention and life skills education.
We also work with students in middle schools, high schools, and
alternative schools in the greater SA area to help promote
One of our core competencies is our Family Group services. The
family members go through a program just like their kids. They learn
from other families by listening to what works and what doesnít
work. They also get to learn from our counselors how to deal with
issues that are specific or unique to their situation. The odds for
success increase when the family is involved in their kidís
Our services are
FREE. We are supported by churches, businesses, foundations, United
Way-SA / Bexar County, members, and individuals from the greater San Antonio area.
We do not accept government funding.
San Antonio satellite office opened in November 1977 at Christ
Episcopal Church (www.cecsa.org).
In November 2007, we celebrated 30 years of providing quality
substance abuse recovery services to teenagers and young adults. We
also provide counseling, recovery group meetings and other services
to both parents and sibling of the chemically-dependent teenagers
and young adults.
The program began in San Antonio when Reverend (now Bishop) John
McNaughton of Christ Episcopal Church learned of the success of the
PDAP groups in Houston and Dallas. What was most impressive in the
mind of Rev. McNaughton was that PDAP was based on spiritual
principles rather than a specific religion and, most notably, that
the organization did not charge for services. After consulting with
the Houston and Dallas PDAP groups and realizing the benefits the
program would have for the San Antonio community, Rev. McNaughton
requested a satellite office in donated space at Christ Episcopal
Church for PDAP staff offices and a site for recovery group meetings
than 30 years later, PDAP still holds weekly meetings at Christ
hosting the first meeting in November 1977, word spread quickly that
PDAP was the place for substance abusers and their families to get the
help they needed. It was there that people could learn to be drug free
in a caring, loving and spiritual atmosphere. Within a couple of years
PDAP - San Antonio opened several additional offices in San Antonio away
from Christ Episcopal Church, so a counselor and a recovery group
meeting were never far from home.
PDAP - San
Antonio is housed in several locations in San Antonio (see
office locations & meeting schedules). Several local churches
support our recovery programs by providing free or low cost meeting and
office space. These wonderful and supportive churches include House of
Prayer Lutheran Church (North San Antonio), Beacon Hill Presbyterian
(Central San Antonio), Christ Episcopal Church (Monte
Vista), Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church (North San Antonio), and
First Baptist Church of Boerne. These
churches are a blessing to PDAP and help us to keep our administrative
costs low, which helps keep our services free of charge.
Please feel free to
browse the PDAP-San Antonio web site. In it you will find information
about our services and admissions process, office locations and meeting
schedules, staff information, board member list, upcoming events,
resources and other goodies.
As a privately
funded organization that accepts no government funding of any kind, you
will also find ways to Donate to PDAP. Also, make sure you visit our
PDAP Donor Hall of Fame to see who in the community is responsible for
If you have any
questions please let us know by contacting our Executive Director, Mark
firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call the administrative office during
business hours at (210) 227-2634.
Today is a good day to be sober!