Just when the caterpillar thought his life was over... It became a butterfly

The Monkeys Fist


The Monkeys fist is a

symbolic necklace for

someone who has

remained clean and sober from all mind changing chemicals for 30 continuous days of abstinence. It is a sailors knot used for bringing the ships into dry land.

It represents "getting that monkey off your back"

The Parent Heartis awarded to family members upon reaching their first goal of participation as a symbol of achievement. The monkey fist symbolizing hope for the drug abuser embedded in their heart. 

         Groups


Younger Group - This group is aimed at individuals between the ages of 12 to 17 years of age with issues, personal or familial, related to drug and/or alcohol use.  This group provides a positive, safe and sober environment for teenagers to engage in the 12 steps recovery process and it also gives them an opportunity to practice sober living skills in their environment.


 Meetings are:  Tuesday & Thursday

 7:00pm-8:00pm

 1208 W. Wall Street, Midland, TX 79701


Young Adult Group - This group is aimed at individuals between the ages of 18 to 26 years of age with issues, personal or familial, related to drug and/or alcohol use.  This group provides a positive, safe and sober environment for young adults to engage in the 12 steps recovery process giving them an opportunity to practice sober living skills in their environment and working through the challenges of recovery together.

 

Meetings are:  Tuesday & Thursday
  7:00pm-8:00pm
  One Hope Church of Christ 
  2503 W. Ohio, Midland, TX 79708


Older Group - This is for those ages 27 and older who have experienced negative consequences because of their own personal use of mind-changing chemicals.  This group is about sharing hope, strength, and experience with others, and working through the challenges of recovery together.  Older group provides multiple group meetings each week, sober functions and peer support.


 Meetings are:  Tuesday & Thursday

 7:00pm-8:00pm

 First Presbyterian Church 

  800 W. Texas, Midland, TX 79701

&   

Wednesday 12:30 pm

1208 W. Wall Street, Midland, TX 79701


Family Group - This is a group for the loved ones who are concerned about someone with a drug and/or alcohol problem. 

Meetings are:  Tuesday & Thursday

7:00pm-8:00pm
1208 W. Wall Street, Midland, TX 79701

                Recovery Works !

12 Steps of Palmer Drug Abuse Program


  1. We admitted that mind-changing chemicals had caused at least part of our lives to become unmanageable
  2. We found it necessary to "Stick with Winners" in order to grow.
  3. We realized that a Higher Power, expressed through our love for each other, can help restore us to  sanity.
  4. We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understand Him.
  5. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  6. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  7. We became willing to allow our Higher Power, through the love of the group, to help change our way of life and humbly asked Him to help us change.
  8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to such people, whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them, others or ourselves.
  9. We made direct amends to such people, whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them, others or ourselves.
  10. We have continued to look at ourselves and when wrong, promptly admitted it.
  11. We have sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with our Higher Power, whom we have chosen to call God, Praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the courage to carry that out.
  12. We, having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, try to carry our love and understanding to others, and to practice these principles in our daily lives.

      Adapted from the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Used by permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.