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Palmer Drug Abuse Program Midland Texas Inc

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Causes: Children & Youth, Community Coalitions, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Healing our community from the effects of substance abuse.

Programs: The pdap recovery staff includes three clinical staff that work with youth ages 12-17 and their loved ones, and an older group ages 18 and older. Our recovery program director oversees the three clinical interns who offer free counseling services and 12 step groups for young people and their families twice each week. We have friday evening sober fun and fellowship dinners & meetings with combined groups celebrating sobriety. There are summer retreats for the groups at mo ranch in hunt, texas and wacky wednesdays during the summer for our teens. All of the events are to learn sober living skills and are supervised by our staff. We hold groups at the local jail twice each week, and on the first and third wednesday of each month we present an eight hour class on drugs and alcohol for people on probation and for individuals who have failed manadatory drug screening for their work at the oil companies. In counseling and groups we serviced almost 1000 individuals.

the pdap prevention program staff includes two prevention coordinators and the prevention program director who oversee several of our programs for prevention, which includes the midland coalition and drug take back. Each year we have increased our work with the schools, providing classes on bullying, decision making, goal setting, self-respect and substance abuse. We also work with the communities in schools with at risk youth where we council them in the school setting, addressing alcohol/drug issues. We have education groups at culver youth home, and work with the teen court. Our community education prevention program provides motivational education courses to help youth and adults avoid risky behaviors while promoting positive changes in one's lifestyle. During 2014 our prevention services provided education to more than 6,400 individuals. Our midland coalition surveys students in the junior high and high schools regarding issues that young people address in our community. We continue to survey the schools each year regarding such topics that address underage drinking and the use of marijuana and other drugs. The "drug take back", has disposals located at two separate places in midland, where the community can drop off unused medications and they are disposed of safely by our police department.

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