To develop and sustain effective Alternative Peer Groups that support recovery.

The AAPG was created to assist in the creation, development, maintenance and regulation of APGs.


Alternative Peer Groups make sobriety more fun than using!

Alternative Peer Groups make sobriety more fun than using!

Board Members

The AAPG board consists of professionals from Alternative Peer Groups and community organizations that support APGs.


John Cates, Executive Director of Lifeway International, Inc.

Vice Chairpersons

Anette Edens, PhD, Licensed Psychologist and Author


Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S, Therapist, Author, Educator,


Pam Ball, LCDC, Executive Director of Beyond Your Best Counseling

General Board Members

George Youngblood, LCDC, Chief Executive Officer of Teen and Family Services

Sasha McLean, LMFT, LPC, Executive Director of Archway Academy

Beth Eversole, LCSW, LCDC, Executive Director - Palmer Drug Abuse Program Houston

Scott Basinger, PhD, Baylor University

Arnell Evans, Teen and Family Services

Darrell Sims, Unlimited Visions


Lead Researcher

Angela J. Nahs, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS, University of Texas Health