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

  • Recovery is for Everyone: A Recovery Month Message from our President & CEO

    Recovery is for Everyone: A Recovery Month Message from our President & CEO

    This blog post was contributed by Mary Beck, LMSW, CAI, President & CEO of The Council on Recovery Friends, This National Recovery Month, we celebrate and honor our friends, family members, coworkers and colleagues who are in recovery from addiction and other mental health disorders. Recovery is not a single …... Read More »
  • Announcing Mary Beck as President & CEO

    Announcing Mary Beck as President & CEO

    The Council on Recovery is pleased to announce that Mary Beck, LMSW, CAI, has been selected to serve as its next President & CEO. Beck, previously the Executive Vice President for The Council, will succeed Mel Taylor, MSW, who is retiring after three decades in the role, and a lifetime …... Read More »
  • The Impact of Family Roles on Addiction

    The Impact of Family Roles on Addiction

    This blog post is contributed by Lori Fiester, LCSW-S, MAC, CIP, CDWF, Clinical Director for The Council on Recovery Have you ever wondered why some families seem to have roles in their family? I’m not talking about the roles of mom, dad or siblings, but roles people assume throughout their …... Read More »

Upcoming Events

  • Adolescents & Co-Occurring Disorders

    FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS: Learn how to address co-occurring disorders among adolescents with Dr. Edore Onigu-Otite of the Baylor College of Medicine. This is the fourth class in a 6-part series on co-occurring disorders, hosted by The Council’s Center for Co-Occurring …... Read More »
  • 2021 Fall Luncheon with Jeff Bagwell

    We are excited to announce that Jeff Bagwell will be the keynote speaker at our first in-person speaker series event in two years, the 2021 Fall Luncheon, on Friday October 15, 2021 at the Hilton Americas Hotel. Proceeds from the …... Read More »
  • Addicted to Comedy 2021

    Join the Sober Recreation Committee and The Council on Recovery for Addicted to Comedy on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at The Hamill Foundation Conference Center at The Council on Recovery. Jamie Lissow will headline this event, with feature act Jeff …... Read More »