PDAP (Palmer Drug Abuse Program)

The Northside Alternative High School is proud to partner with the Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP). The Palmer Drug Abuse Program’s mission is to help teenagers, young adults, and families overcome the effects of mind-changing chemicals while assisting the community through partnerships in education and prevention. The NAHS PDAP Group is facilitated by Trish Frye, a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) who is also a Certified Restorative Therapist (CRT) and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Candidate (CDWF-Candidate). Ms. Frye has been with the PDAP program for over 30 years and has focused the past 20 years on working with schools.


Students who are placed at NAHS have the opportunity to participate in facilitated insight and recovery groups on campus. The purpose of the school program is to assist with increasing young people's knowledge regarding substance abuse and the negative effects on youth and to help increase resiliency skills.


The conversations the group engages in are flexibile to meet the needs of the group. The hope is to provide a safe place where the students are able to self-evaluate where they are with their own substance use and the consequences. The students are able to identify ways to increase personal assets and decrease personal risk factors. The program also serves as a bridge to resources beyond the school setting when the students are ready to access it.


PDAP also provides the community:

  • A safe haven and activity center at each satellite office for program participants and their friends
  • Offender Education-Alcohol Education Program for Minors (MIP)
  • Prevention and Youth Leadership Training
  • Basic and advanced recovery education
  • Weekly life skills workshops

For more information about PDAP, contact them at http://pdap.com/sameetings.htm

or by email at PDAP@att.net