OFFERING STATE CERTIFIED PROGRAMS
Program Director: Andrew Samarripa
Office Administration: Millie Samarripa
Our state-certified clinical evaluators and counseling instructors have a passion for helping you improve your life by resolving any issues you may be facing.
We offer a variety of class schedules across locations to accommodate the needs of our clients. Most of our class schedules will allow you to care for your family and other responsibilities without losing time from work. All classes are available in Spanish and online.
A&A Drug and Alcohol Education was started on January 1, 1996 by Andrew Samarripa and Amelia Samarripa, thus the name A&A was created. The company had a modest beginning, opening our doors in 1996 by offering the Alcohol Education Program for Minors. Building on the success of that program, the Texas Drug Offender Education Program soon followed.
DWI education program was added.
The Texas DWI Intervention program completed our repertoire of DSHS classes offered.
The sites where these classes are conducted are:
Texas City, Webster, Pasadena, Humble, Houston Jones Rd, and Houston Clay Rd.
The Houston office has a staff of 16 instructors. All instructors are certified by the State of Texas. All programs are available in Spanish. A&A Drug and Alcohol began to explore other avenues and services both clients and probation officers were asking for
We became certified to conduct behavioral management programs through NCTI.
A 4-year military veteran and has a Master’s Degree in Police Science and Administration. Andrew is the program director and owner of the company. Andrew worked as a state trooper from June 1977 to January 1989. He continued working with the state as a Veterans employment counselor. In November of 1999 he went to work as a supervisor with Brazoria County Juvenile Probation. In order to devote the time needed to teach the programs and supervise the instructors, Andrew left juvenile probation and began to focus on building this company to what it is today.
Goes by Millie is the office administrator, studied Business Administration at Beeville College and work for 10 years at the San Patricio county sheriff’s department. Millie worked for the Brazoria County courthouse before retiring to work the office for A&A Drug and Alcohol Education.
The Instructors at A & A Drug and Alcohol Education are not only certified through DSHS, but they also come from a variety of fields and bring a working knowledge to each of their classes. We staff instructors with various background such as: