Who We Are

Recovery is in our DNA.

Since our founding in 1946, The Council on Recovery has been at the forefront of helping individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by alcoholism, drug addiction, and co-occurring mental health disorders. As these diseases continue to affect society, our relentless efforts with prevention, education, treatment, and recovery are helping heal our community one person at a time.

When it comes to seeking help, we know it's difficult to make decisions about treatment for a family member or yourself. The process can be confusing and daunting, not to mention expensive. At a time when life may already feel overwhelming. The Council eases those decisions by providing you with thoughtful and straightforward solutions:

We are nonprofit.

The Council is a non-profit organization. As such, we put you and your family first by offering the highest standard of accredited care at a reasonable fee. Because we are also supported by generous contributions, we can cover our costs while providing top-quality services. Our non-profit focus is on helping people recover, regardless of their ability to pay.

We have “been there”.

The Council knows how hard it is to recover and the challenges you may face. So we are here to carefully listen, not to judge. By thoroughly understanding your challenges, fears, and concerns, we provide the vital support and solutions you need to recover. Whether it is for you or a loved one, we offer the best counsel available anywhere.

We're family-centric.

Addiction is often a family disease. Each family member faces pain, fear, and uncertainty alongside the one who is struggling. That's why The Council focuses on treating not only the individual, but the entire family as well. Our Center for Recovering Families works closely with family members to create understanding and support for healing the family.

We offer help to all who need it.

The Council on Recovery is the only organization of its kind providing services to every age and stage in life:

The Council truly helps people throughout their lives.

Our Center for Recovering Families provides a complete - and affordable - range of outpatient recovery services to individuals and families seeking treatment and support. Through our publicly-funded programs, we also offer a helping hand to those without insurance or financial resources who may need it the most. The Council truly does what many traditional addiction rehab centers don’t - we turn no one away.

The impact The Council has had on the Greater Houston community is legendary. Our prevention and education programs in schools, organizations, businesses, and at-large are helping reverse the trend of alcoholism, substance abuse, other addictions, and co-occurring mental health disorders. As the largest nonprofit organization focused on recovery, we are uniquely positioned to respond to our community’s needs whenever anyone needs help.

Our Mission

Our mission is to keep our community healthy, productive and safe by providing services and information to all who may be adversely affected by alcohol, drugs and related issues.

Our Values

Impact: We make a difference by relieving the burden of addiction and substance abuse now and for the future through our education, outreach, treatment, and advocacy.

Excellence: We pursue perfection in all that we do, keeping families and our community in sharp focus at all times.

Integrity: We always adhere to the highest standards of conduct and professional ethics in all that we do.

Compassion: We have respect and understanding for everyone we touch and for each other.

Our Vision

Our vision is for a community in which substance abuse is no longer a major problem. Where all people who experience alcohol, drug, or related problems have access to effective, affordable services that address their needs. A place where individuals and organizations find freedom from the shame and stigma attached to substance abuse.

Our Promise

We promise to work with you to develop the best treatment plan that meets your family’s needs. While we are primarily Twelve Step based, we also offer options for those seeking an alternative approach.