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Palmer Drug Abuse Program-San Antonio, Inc.
March 11, 2012

Anyone who’s been around recovery for a while has at one time or another probably heard someone say something like, “It does not matter where you get recovery. What matters is that you get recovery.” For those living in or near a city, there are usually a number of programs, groups, and various meeting to choose from, and for those lucky enough to be living in or near San Antonio, there’s PDAP

I tried other programs, different groups within a program, and even different meetings within a particular group, but none seemed to take hold. I cannot put my finger on it, but something seemed to be missing. Then, while I was drying out at a detox center (again), my wife-to-be took to the phone book and found PDAP.

We discovered that PDAP had more to offer than the more established recovery programs. We immediately appreciated the counseling, convenient meeting times and locations, and the sudo-mandatory social events. We also liked the fact that PDAP is a 12-Step program, something we were both were already familiar with.

PDAP was quickly and easily integrated into our life, something we found to be very important. Between the meetings and events, there was always something “recovery focused” to do. The immersion in recovery worked very well for us, to the point that PDAP played a significant part in our wedding.

I believe PDAP worked for me for three reasons. First, PDAP showed me how to have fun without drugs and/or alcohol, something I had forgotten how to do. Second, I was never made to feel guilty if I missed a meeting or social event. And lastly, something that is foreign to some other programs, while I “worked” PDAP, I still felt as though I had the freedom to work “my program”.

I no longer live in San Antonio, but while I am not an active “member” of PDAP, it stills plays an active role in my life. I’ll be 18 years sober on September 1 of this year (2012), and I own those 18 years to the foundation of recovery that was built in PDAP.

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setting me on a solid course of recovery

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you find this group?

The telephone book

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