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

  • Common Bond Creates Specialty Macaron to Support National Recovery Month

    Common Bond Creates Specialty Macaron to Support National Recovery Month

    During National Recovery Month, Common Bond will offer a specialty macaron benefiting The Council on Recovery. A nod to the end of summer, the macaron features a vanilla shell, cherry limeade ganache and nonpareils in our brand’s signature colors. The limited-time macaron will be available at all Common Bond locations …... Read More »
  • Grief and Addiction

    Grief and Addiction

    This blog post is contributed by Lori Fiester, LCSW-S, ADS, CIP, CDWF, Clinical Director of The Council on Recovery Grief is an often overlooked feeling in clients who are on the path of recovery. Research indicates unresolved grief can lead to addiction as the person searches to numb the feeling …... Read More »
  • The Origins of Co-Occurring Disorders

    The Origins of Co-Occurring Disorders

    This blog post is contributed by Izzie Karohl, NREMT, Policy Research Intern SAMHSA’s 2020 National Survey of Drug Use and Health estimates that 45% of adults with a substance use disorder also have a co-occurring mental health condition. Because people with mental health conditions make up such a large portion …... Read More »

Upcoming Events

  • Yoga for Recovery

    Join The Phoenix at The Council on Recovery for an hour of yoga designed for those in recovery! All Phoenix hours are free within the first 48 hours of recovery. No registration required.... Read More »
  • Darkness Was My Candle: Author Conversation and Book-Signing with Lora DeVore

    Birthed into poverty and violence, her early life was one of extreme vulnerability. Now, Lora DeVore is a psychotherapist of over 40 years, a writer, and a catalyst for transformational change. Her wisdom comes from facing the darkest aspects of …... Read More »
  • Almost Anorexic

    Join us for “Almost Anorexic: Do you have an Ed in Your Head?” presented by Jenni Scahefer, Meadows Senior Fellow. Discussing topics in her book with Harvard Medical School, Almost Anorexic, Jenni describes how intense pain and suffering exists all …... Read More »