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 how to make the pain go away. 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 21 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 this ongoing series of notes, we have seen how deeply imbedded human stories of struggle …... Read More »
- [The following was written by Patrick Hagler, a counselor for the Choices program at The Council on Recovery.] It is hard to escape screens. Most likely, you are looking at one right now! Although the long-term effects of screen time are still being studied, the effects of excessive internet and smartphone …... 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 »
- Guest Blogger and long-time Council friend, Bob W. presents Part 20 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 Vietnam War was executed from 1965 to 1973, the period of time when U.S. troops …... Read More »
- The National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention just released data that confirms what many Americans already fear: Drug overdose deaths are rising at an alarming level. The report entitled “Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2016” details the enormous scope of the …... Read More »
- Guest Blogger and long-time Council friend, Bob W. presents Part 19 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 the 1960’s, the focus on the race to the Moon created a consciousness of the …... Read More »
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration publishes the Keeping Youth Drug Free resource guide for parents to use to develop communication tips for talking to their child about staying drug-free. Read the complete guide here and visit SAMHSA’s website for additional resources.... Read More »
- For a recovering addict or alcoholic, holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s can be annual versions of The Bermuda Triangle. To stay out of the danger zone, it is best to prepare yourself for the potential threats to your sobriety before you encounter them. Here are 12 Tips you …... Read More »
- Guest Blogger and long-time Council friend, Bob W. presents Part 18 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. On August 25, 2017 at approximately 10:00PM, Hurricane Harvey slammed ashore at Rockport, Texas, with sustaining …... 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 »
- [Excerpt from STATnews.com] About half of opioid overdose deaths occur among men and women ages 25 to 44; it’s reasonable to assume that many are parents. Imagine the impact on a child when a parent overdoses at home or in a grocery store. Statistics can’t tally the trauma felt by a …... Read More »