APG is making a real difference to people’s life! Learn yourself.
"There is a Nigerian Proverb that states, "It takes a village to raise a child." At Mission High School, APGLV is an integral part of our village. Their support for our students is embedded in love, recovery, and hope for the future! I am so grateful for our partnership with APGLV and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship."
Barbara Collins, Principal
APGLV has been a tremendous support to our students after school, weekends, and over the summer. The students have access to positive role models who understand what they are dealing with, fun activities for teens, learning opportunities for life skills, volunteer/service, and recovery meetings. I’m so thankful for the love, support, and fellowship available for youth struggling with substance use.
As a person in recovery, I know how important it can be to have resources available to me. I also know how important it is to fellowship and be around peers who are going through the same things as me! Having the Alternative Peer Group as a place for teenagers in recovery to hang out, attend 12-step meetings, and be around like-minded individuals is priceless. What the APG provides for those students suffering from substance abuse disorder is a beautiful thing. You should come check it out!
APG has been a godsend for our students. As a recovering addict my experience has been that primary support is one of the most important tools for any addict wanting to recover. Another concept that has worked for me is to bring the body and the mind will follow. APG provides a safe and encouraging environment for the students so they can engage in good clean fun! . They are not always open to the recovery process but APG provides a safe place to explore the possibilities of recovery being fun and beneficial. APG provides 12 step meetings on a daily basis that will be the most valuable and life changing for our student body. Keep coming back!
"APG has become such an important part of my life. Ever since I started attending Mission High School I spent most of my time in APG. Transitioning into a life of recovery was not easy at all. Being a young person in recovery is difficult, because you start to feel like you won’t be able to live your life and have fun. As an addict my first impression of “fun” was using drugs to loosen me up to have a good time. APG taught me that you can still have fun being sober and in recovery. It opened my eyes to a new type of fun that was positive. APG has showed me a new way of life. I will forever be grateful for this program."
Alternative Peer Group (APG) is a drop-in center for teens suffering from substance use disorder. This after school/summer program is driven by peer mentors that provide recovery support services and healthy time management life skills.
900 E Karen Ave. Suite D-206 Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
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