Alternative Peer Groups (APGs)

Choosing the right Alternative Peer Group (APG) for your family is an important decision. APGs can be a valuable source of support, information, and friendship. A study published on the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s website (a division of the National Institutes of Health) defines APGs as: 

“The Alternative Peer Group (APG) is a family-centered recovery support model that integrates a positive social environment and a pro-recovery peer group with professional counseling andcase management to support the recovery and positive development of adolescents with substance use disorders (SUD). Though originating in Texas, APGs have been rapidly proliferating across the United States; in 2019 there were 24 established APGs in 16 states and 20 more in development.” s


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Mission Statement: to inspire and empower the next generation to overcome their personal adversity by engaging in a healthy and active lifestyle.

Core Values: With great courage, integrity, and love — our core values are at the heart of everything we do. We embrace our responsibility to co-create a safe environment for adolescents, young adults, and their families to come together and experience life changing adventures. All of our Core Values are rooted in helping individuals change, grow, and commit to continuous improvement.  

Mission Statement: Teens and Family Services is committed to providing your teen and entire family the tools, skills, and knowledge to deal with mental health and behavioral health challenges in a holistic way. We focus on fostering success that will continue after families graduate from our program and provide guidance and strength that will remain with you for a lifetime. 

Goal: At TAFS, our goal is to help your teen stay engaged in the recovery process, have increased empathy, find consistency in relationships, lead a life of fulfillment and success, and gain improved communication skills.

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Mission Statement: The Mission of the Palmer Drug Abuse Program is to be the most effective prevention and recovery program helping young people and families avoid or recover from the devastating effects of drug and alcohol abuse. 

Vision Statement: To increase the availability of PDAP services to areas currently under-served, while maintaining free prevention and long-term drug and alcohol recovery programs of the highest quality that are readily accessible to Houston area youth and their families.