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.

Question 1/5:

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

Yes
No

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.

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.

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. We can also help you with co-occurring mental health disorders.

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.

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.

Center for Recovering Families

Our Center for Recovering Families provides world-class outpatient counseling and treatment services that produce lasting recovery from addiction & 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. 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.

Rose

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.

Joshua

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.

Jim

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 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

  • Council’s First Concert for Recovery with Travis Meadows a Rousing Success

    Council’s First Concert for Recovery with Travis Meadows a Rousing Success

    The Council on Recovery’s inaugural Concert for Recovery was held Saturday evening at the Hamill Foundation Conference Center. The enthusiastic audience was captivated by singer/songwriter Travis Meadows’ recovery-inspired songs and blues-hewn voice that demonstrated an amazing vocal range. Weaving his stories with threads of his long struggle getting sober, Travis’ …... Read More »
  • The Lifelong Quest For Sobriety…The Ultimate Hero’s Journey—Part 31

    The Lifelong Quest For Sobriety…The Ultimate Hero’s Journey—Part 31

    Guest Blogger and long-time Council friend, Bob W. presents Part 31 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. The movie, The King’s Speech, with Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, is about King George VI …... Read More »
  • Why Do People With Mental Disorders Turn to Drugs?

    Why Do People With Mental Disorders Turn to Drugs?

    Many people diagnosed with a mental disorder start abusing illegal drugs to either fight the symptoms of their illness or deal with the side effects of the medicine used to treat their illness. Scientists have long made the link between mental health disorders and substance abuse. In fact, the co-existence of …... Read More »
  • Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on the Mental Health of Children, Youth and Adults

    Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on the Mental Health of Children, Youth and Adults

    Hurricanes and other natural disasters can have long-term and harmful effects on the mental health of children, youth, and adults. So says a recent report from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to school leaders dealing with effects of Hurricane Harvey eight months after the storm. Based on the latest research …... Read More »
  • How Drugs Affect Your Looks and Your Body

    How Drugs Affect Your Looks and Your Body

    From the National Institute on Drug Abuse, here’s the latest on some of the ways drugs can change your physical appearance and your body—for the worse: YOUR SKIN Steroids cause acne breakouts on your face and body. Meth causes acne, dull skin, and self-inflicted wounds from picking at your face and body because you think …... Read More »

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