The Young Addiction Professionals (YAP) is a group of young adults who are currently working, or going to school to work in the field of addiction and recovery. They encompass anyone with a desire to work in this field including counselors, nurses, students, or even techs. Since starting this organization just over two years ago, YAP has not only grown to over 40 members but has also had an opportunity to attend many events from Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) conferences to Legislative Advocacy in not only Austin, but Washington DC as well. Currently some of the members gathered together to volunteer at the first ever SoberBowl SuperFest on Sunday, February 5th in Houston, Texas. They are also working hard at getting ready for this year’s Hill Day on March 6th and 7th in Austin, Texas to advocate and solicit support for many of the new bills that we in the addiction and recovery field hope to have in place. Their current goal is to grow in the community, bring more members in, and soon begin to develop chapters in other Texas cities.

We would especially like to recognize Jeremy Pulido LCDC-I, a Counselor at TAFS, who is a founding board member of the organization. Pictured here are the founding members along with the state board of TAAP who are supporting the organization’s growth.

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