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?

Yes
No

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.

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 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

  • Council Podcast Launched!

    Council Podcast Launched!

    The Council on Recovery Podcast, with host Howard Lester, explores the diseases of alcoholism, drug abuse, other addictions, and co-occurring mental health disorders by looking at prevention, education, treatment, and recovery. Through deep and meaningful interviews, we cover every point of view by talking with doctors, educators, researchers, therapists, judges, …... Read More »
  • Unspoken Legacy: Claudia Black on the Destructive Impact of Trauma and Addiction within the Family

    Unspoken Legacy: Claudia Black on the Destructive Impact of Trauma and Addiction within the Family

    Dr. Claudia Black, one of the world’s leading experts on family systems and addiction, reveals the startling connection between the psychological injuries experienced in childhood and the long-term trauma and addictive disorders that are destroying families everywhere. In this in-depth interview, Dr. Black discusses how trauma and addiction literally change …... Read More »
  • The Lifelong Quest For Sobriety…The Ultimate Hero’s Journey—Part 58

    The Lifelong Quest For Sobriety…The Ultimate Hero’s Journey—Part 58

    Guest Blogger and long-time Council friend, Bob W. presents Part 58 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 1861, at the outset of the Civil War, poetess Julia Ward Howe penned the lyrics …... Read More »

Upcoming Events

  • KITS: TRAINING CONFERENCE

    KITS: TRAINING CONFERENCE

    Coming Together for Children and Families Welcome and Overview  Panel discussion: Why do we do this work? Legislative updates Substance abuse and impact on our children in foster care Children of incarcerated parents Trauma-informed care and trust-based relationship interventions Trauma-informed …... Read More »
  • Mind-Body Healing Yoga & Meditation Retreat

    Mind-Body Healing Yoga & Meditation Retreat

    Take some time for yourself . . . to restore and renew at this special yoga and meditation retreat. This one-day retreat will focus on improving our health and well-being through the connections between mind and body. Come and discover …... Read More »