In the thirty years since the Palmer Drug Abuse Program began in an Episcopal church in Houston, thousands of teens and young adults have benefited from its non-secular approach to kicking the habit and leading chemical-free lives. Operating under the assumption that participants will be able to enjoy greater success with the support of their own peer group, PDAP created its own method similar to a traditional 12-step program, but with a twist specifically targeted at reaching the younger set by embracing a contemporary style to attack an age-old challenge.
Now with outposts in cities across Texas and other states, PDAP has a great following in Austin, including social powerhouses Eloise and John Paul DeJoria, Mary and Rusty Tally, Bobbi and Mort Topfer, plus legendary University of Texas football coach Darrell and Edith Royal, all of whom are hosting a rockin’ benefit for PDAP-Austin at Antone’s on Thursday, November 4th. Emceed by Austin American-Statesman social columnist Michael Barnes, the evening features a reception and dinner by the Four Seasons and includes a private performance by hometown hero Jimmie Vaughan.
Austin Social Planner is hard pressed to find a better way to spend a Thursday night and, as usual, isn’t surprised at all by the generosity of Austinites. Get out…hear some fantastic music and help teens and young adults in need. You’re sure to walk away feeling like a million bucks knowing that you’ve done your part (big or small) to make a difference.
The Bottom Line:
Palmer Drug Abuse Program Benefit Concert with Jimmie Vaughan
When: Thursday, November 4, 2010–6:30–11pm
Where: Antone’s – 213 W. Fifth Street
Benefiting: Palmer Drug Abuse Program-Austin
Tickets and Information: 512.799.3830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org