Older Group

Older Group

PDAP’s Older Group is made especially for people 18 years and older, with any substance use or abuse issues.

There is no other program like us in the San Antonio area.  We offer a safe place for anyone who needs help. Our services are all free and there is not a waiting list.

We have been doing this for more than four decades, and know what it takes:  a 12-step model program that also includes individual counseling or coaching sessions, family services, outings, retreats, education, peer-oriented group meetings, chemical-free activities, and recreation/activity centers. We mix in a lot of fun, invigorating activities to remind you constantly that you can get sober, get your life back, and expect happiness in this new way of life.

And you won’t get preached to.  Many of our staff members are recovering substance abusers themselves, so they totally understand your struggles and issues.  Our staff is made up of the finest and most dedicated recovery professionals anywhere, including Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors, Certified Restorative Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors and Recovery Coaches

If you are interested or just want to check us out, just show up to a meeting. We don’t have an exhaustive intake process.   All we ask is that you show up sober, and come with an open mind. If our program isn’t right for you—and no program is right for everyone—then we’ll help you find a program to meet your needs.

Someone “making you” come here?

For those of you that are required to attend by the legal system including CPS or an employer, please note that we do not work for  the legal system. Your involvement here is voluntary. We understand and want to help you with your situation, but it’s important to know that we are not a part of your “punishment.”

In order for us to help you with your situation, it’s important that you attend a special orientation meeting. At this meeting we will explain how we can help satisfy the requirements of your pre-trial or probation conditions, or help with a referral if we can’t meet your needs.

Orientation for legal referrals is as follows and takes place at both of our centers

  • All employer referrals – Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.
  • All CPS referrals – Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.
  • Individuals from probation or pre-trial services ages 18-35 – Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.
  • Individuals from probation or pre-trial services ages 36 and up – Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.