Association of Alternative Peer Groups

Bringing Hope to Recovery, One Group at a Time

The Need for More Robust Recovery – Stats at a Glance

Since 2017, drug related deaths were the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years old.
1 in 3 households in America has someone either in active addiction or recovery.
1 in 6 young people (ages 18-25) in America meet the qualifications for a substance use disorder.
96% of people in recovery report their drug use began while they were a teenager.

How We Serve

Education & Training

Our APG-focused training programs enhance skills, promote professional growth, and address key challenges like best practices, resource management, and cultural competence, ensuring effective long-term recovery support.

Conferences & Community

Our conferences foster professional growth, innovation, and collaboration in addiction recovery, addressing challenges like resource limits and the need for cultural competence while mitigating burnout and isolation.

Scholarly Research

The AAPG promotes program effectiveness by providing a comprehensive understanding of the APG model and serving as a research hub to ultimately improve practitioner skills, satisfaction, and patient outcomes.

Engagement & Outreach

The AAPG’s outreach efforts strengthen community connections, raise APG program awareness, and support fundraising, emphasizing inclusivity and integration in the recovery community.

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Surrounded by Sobriety: Inside the Alternative Peer Group Model

Hear first hand from Alternative Peer Group leaders, researchers, and veterans how the Alternative Peer Group model of recovery works for helping to support teens struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. The speakers explain why the model is effective, how it helps teens and families, and share success stories of teens overcoming addiction through participating in alternative peer groups.

Generation Found – Trailer

Take an unprecedented and intimate look at how a system of treatment centers, sober high schools, alternative peer groups, and collegiate recovery programs can exist in concert to intervene early and provide a real and tested long-term alternative path to success compared to the “War on Drugs.”

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