Now's the time, let us help.
Addiction only gets worse as time goes by. That's why you should contact us now if you suspect that you or a loved one has a problem. The Council on Recovery is Houston’s leading provider of prevention, education, and outpatient treatment services for alcoholism, addiction, and co-occurring mental health disorders. We can help you or a loved one recover and help your family heal, right now.
Do I have a problem?
Only you can decide whether you have a problem with alcohol, drugs, or other behaviors. But how do you know for sure? Here are some questions to ask yourself - answer them honestly to see if you have a problem.
Has my drinking, drug use, or other behaviors caused problems at home or with other people?
Have I ever missed work, school, or family obligations due to alcohol, drugs, or other behaviors?
Have I tried to stop drinking, drugs, or other behaviors, but found that I couldn’t?
Have I ever had blackouts - times I can’t remember - due to alcohol, drugs, or other behaviors?
Would my life be better if I did not drink, use drugs, or engage in other behaviors?
Give your loved one a hand.
Alcoholism, drug abuse, and other addictive behaviors can tear families and relationships apart. The Council on Recovery helps individuals and their families. If you know someone who is struggling, contact us and we’ll tell you how to help them. If you or your family are personally struggling, schedule a consultation and we’ll show you how to heal your family or relationship, whether or not the addict wants help.
Make the first step now.
Congratulations on making the best decision of your life. The Council on Recovery can help you stop drinking, using drugs, or other addictive behaviors right now.
Let us guide you to light.
For over 70 years, The Council on Recovery has inspired and guided Houstonians with the tools to achieve lasting recovery. We design a path of freedom from alcohol, drugs, and other related issues that works where others fail. We also educate, treat, and support the entire family—not just the individual—so everyone can heal. The light of hope, healing, and recovery illuminates all that we do.
As Houston’s largest non-profit provider of prevention, education, treatment, and recovery services, The Council helps not only individuals and families, but our whole community as well. Our Center for Recovering Families provides outpatient counseling, treatment, and support to individuals and families who want to recover. At the same time, our Community Programs are at work throughout the Greater Houston area providing prevention, education, and counseling services in schools, workplaces, community centers, and mental health facilities.
The Council on Recovery is the starting point for everyone who needs help. Going beyond other organizations, we’re committed to helping individuals, families, and the entire community recover. Recovery is in our name and DNA. What’s more, we turn no one away.
We have helped many already.
If you or a loved one needs help, you might be feeling anxious, confused, or even afraid. We understand. We've seen it many times and we know what to do. Our programs really work, which is why our clients are happy to talk about how we've helped them or a loved one and their families recover from alcoholism, drug addiction, or related issue. Click here to hear their stories.
The Council on Recovery was the complete opposite of what I expected or had gone through in other programs. I found myself looking forward to classes and feeling the weight lifting off of my shoulders with every new day. This is where I learned to deal with my problems properly instead of running away. I learned that I mattered.
It felt like I called a million treatment centers, The Council on Recovery was the only one who talked to me about what was happening to our daughter… and our family.
I’ve tried so many times, but The Council on Recovery helped me make it work. After 10 years in addiction, my kids finally call me ‘Daddy’ again.
We make our community better.
The Council on Recovery is always at work expanding awareness about the adverse effects of addiction on our community, as well as the benefits of personal recovery and family healing. To support the people we serve as well as the entire community, we host a wide variety of events, such as support groups, educational seminars, CEU classes, experiential workshops, and Twelve Step meetings. On our blog, we speak out on current events and important issues related to recovery, as well as provide helpful links to articles, reports, newscasts, videos, social media, and other sources of useful information.
Latest from our blog
- Guest Blogger and long-time Council friend, Bob W. presents Part 25 of a series dealing with Alcoholism and Addiction from a Mystical, Mythological Perspective, reflecting Bob’s scholarly work as a Ph.D. in mythological studies. There is an Old English tale called Beowulf, set in the Early Middle Ages in Scandanavia. …... Read More »
- The Council on Recovery’s 2017 Outcomes Management Report summarizes the continuously high effectiveness of our programs and services for those adversely affected by alcohol, drugs and related issues. It also reports impressive client satisfaction among the more than 60,000 people we served. For more information or to receive a copy …... Read More »
Adolescent Alcohol Abuse: The Growing Problem, How to Talk to Teens About It, & What Parents Can Do to Stop ItGuest Blog by Dr. Susan Delaney, Director of Adolescent Services at The Council on Recovery’s Center for Recovering Families The Data Behind the Teen Alcohol Problem Despite the overwhelming media coverage of the opioid epidemic and the drug addiction crisis, most parents are surprised to learn that alcohol is currently …... Read More »
- Guest Blogger and long-time Council friend, Bob W. presents Part 24 of a series dealing with Alcoholism and Addiction from a Mystical, Mythological Perspective, reflecting Bob’s scholarly work as a Ph.D. in mythological studies. In classical and renaissance academia, there was an idea of an Astral Plane, a spirit world …... Read More »
- Guest Blog by Judy Johnson, Director of Development, The Council on Recovery At a charitable event recently, I was visiting with other guests when the topic of careers came up. I shared that I was in fundraising, and her reaction was immediate, “How can donors know who to trust anymore?” …... Read More »
- Guest Blog by Dr. Crystal Collier, Director of the Choices Prevention Program & Prevention Research for The Council on Recovery Social media is social life for today’s youth. The majority of all social networking platform users are between the ages of 18-29 years old, with 92% of teens aged 13-17 …... Read More »
The Council on Recovery’s Adolescent Services Program Confronts Teen Issues of Addiction, High-Risk Behaviors, & Mental Health DisordersIn response to the alarming escalation in addiction, high-risk behaviors, and mental health disorders among teenagers, The Council on Recovery has assembled an all-star team for its Adolescent Services Program at the Center for Recovering Families (CRF) to confront those issues head-on. The Adolescent Services Program team is led by …... Read More »
- The Addiction Policy Forum recently partnered with a number of local organizations in Ohio, a state hit hard by the opioid epidemic, to distribute free Rx disposal kits. The kits include an Rx disposal pouch and educational materials about the risks of holding onto unused medications. The Addiction Policy Forum …... Read More »