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  or a loved one has a problem, The Council on Recovery has the solution. We are Houston’s leading non-profit provider of prevention, education, and outpatient treatment services for alcoholism, addiction, and co-occurring mental health disorders. We have helped thousands recover while, at the same time, healing their families. We turn no one away. So don't struggle one more day. Start at The Council. We can help you or a loved one now!

Do I have a problem?

Only you can decide whether you have a problem with alcohol, drugs, or other addictive 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.

Question 1/5:

Has my drinking, drug use, or other behaviors caused problems at home or with other people?


Give your loved one a hand.

Alcoholism, drug abuse, and other addictive behaviors can ruin relationships and tear families apart. If you know someone who is struggling, contact us now. The Council's licensed professionals can provide a thorough assessment of the problem and offer real solutions for recovery. While your loved one receives help, our renowned Center for Recovering Families will also work closely with you to both heal the family and support lasting recovery.

Note: If your loved one qualifies for state-funded assistance, has no insurance, and cannot pay for treatment, The Council can still help. Click here for more information. We turn no one away.

Take 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. We can also help you with co-occurring mental health disorders, such as depression.

Note: If you qualify for state-funded assistance, have no insurance, and cannot pay for treatment, The Council can still help. Click here for more information. We turn no one away.

Guiding Light to Recovery

Let us guide you to light.

Since 1946, 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, outpatient treatment, and recovery services, The Council helps not only individuals and families, but our whole community as well. Our Center for Recovering Families provides counseling, treatment, and support to individuals and families who want to recover. At the same time, our Community Programs throughout the Greater Houston area provide prevention, education, and counseling services in schools, workplaces, community centers, and mental health facilities.

Center for Recovering Families

Our Center for Recovering Families provides world-class outpatient counseling and treatment services that produce lasting recovery from addiction and help families heal. Read more...

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Our Community Behavioral Health Programs are aimed at reducing alcoholism, drug addiction, and mental health disorders through prevention, education, information, research, treatment, and support. Read more...

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 and have seen it many times. We also know what to do. Our outpatient treatment programs and counseling really work. That's why our clients are happy to talk about how we have helped them 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.


Recovery Client

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.


A happy client

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.


A happy client

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 and the entire community, we host a wide variety of events. These include 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. We also provide helpful links to articles, reports, news stories, videos, social media, and other sources of useful information.

Latest from our blog

  • Jeff Bagwell to Share His Recovery Story at 2020 Spring Luncheon

    Jeff Bagwell to Share His Recovery Story at 2020 Spring Luncheon

    The Council on Recovery is excited to announce that Jeff Bagwell will be the keynote speaker at its Spring Luncheon, Friday, April 24, 2020, at the Hilton Americas Hotel. This is the 37th Annual Spring Luncheon of the Waggoners Foundation Speakers Series, which features notable actors, authors, athletes and more …... Read More »
  • CDC Reports High Tobacco Use Among Youth in 2019

    CDC Reports High Tobacco Use Among Youth in 2019

    The Center for Disease Control released a report earlier this month on tobacco product use among middle and high school students in public and private schools across America, reminding The Council on Recovery that although we’ve made great strides in the past decade, we still have much work to do …... Read More »
  • The Gift of Recovery

    The Gift of Recovery

    This guest post is written by David Sunday, outreach coordinator and veteran liaison for The Council on Recovery. What is the gift of recovery? I think we can all agree that recovery is not just about learning to live a life free from drugs, alcohol or other compulsive behaviors. Sobriety …... Read More »

Upcoming Events

  • Problem Gambling & Co-Occurring Disorders

    Join the Santé Center for Healing at The Council on Recovery as they kick off their 2020 series with “Problem Gambling & Co-Occurring Disorders,” led by Andrew Ahles, LMFT, ICGC-I. Breakfast is included,3 CEU credits will be offered.... Read More »
  • Houston Vaping Summit

    Join us as we gather local social workers, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, and other community leaders to tackle the public health epidemic of vaping addiction. HELP US FIGHT THIS. 5.5 CEUs will be offered. For more information on program and …... Read More »
  • An Evening with Rob Weiss

    Nationally-known digital-age intimacy and relationship expert Rob Weiss, PhD, MSW, will present, “Understanding Disordered Intimacy: Sex, love and porn addictions.” This engaging, multimedia lecture will offer insight into disordered intimacy in the digital age. Free and for the general public. …... Read More »