About Us

The Association of Persons Affected by Addiction (APAA)

The Association of Persons Affected by Addiction (APAA) was founded in 1998 as a 50l(c)3 tax exempt organization and quickly garnered national recognition as a Recovery Community Organization (RCO).

In 2013, APAA became the first RCO in Texas to receive national accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Peer Support Services. We serve persons who are in recovery or seeking recovery from substance use, many with co-occurring mental challenges. We are not a clinical service provider. Rather, APAA’s operational model is peer-driven and peer-led, meaning that all “coaches” who work with clients (peers) seeking recovery as well as all staff are themselves persons in long term recovery.

Our Transformation Team

Board of Directors

Clifton Miller, Chairman
Donnie Bell, LCSW, Secretary
Froswa Booker Drew, PhD
Michael Johnson, LCSW
William Lawson, MD  Psychiatrist 

“I believe in what APAA is doing for our community.”


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