Welcome To TAPNET
TAPNET is a new peer assistance program designed to assist chemical dependency counselors struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders in returning to healthy functioning so they may safely continue to practice. TAPNET was created as a non-punitive, confidential, and voluntary alternative to reporting counselors to DSHS or TCBAP. TAPNET is an independently incorporated 501.c.3. TAPNET operates as an approved peer assistance program by DSHS.
Why do I Need Access to a Peer Assistance Program?
The Texas Legislature enacted legislation requiring a licensed chemical dependency counselor or counselor intern provide written documentation indicating that he or she has access to a DSHS approved peer assistance program in order to obtain or renew a license. The new law also provides that the state may issue or renew a license to a person convicted or placed on community supervision for certain drug or alcohol offenses provided that the applicant or license holder successfully complete the participation in a peer assistance program.As of September 2012, DSHShas added a surcharge of $10to the initial license fee and the renewal fee for LCDCs.This surcharge will be used to fund an approved peer assistance program for LCDCâ€™s and counselor interns.
We are moving!!!
As of July 1st, 2015 our new address will be
401 Ranch Road 620 South
Austin, Texas 78734
Email address- firstname.lastname@example.org