Council On Recovery To Host Symposium On Co-occurring Disorders

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February 7-9 Symposium to Gather Multi-Sector Experts to Confront Addiction and Mental Health Crisis & Forge Solutions

The Council on Recovery announces their Symposium on Co-Occurring Disorders: Bringing Care for Substance Use, Mental Health and Physical Health Together, February 7-9, the first conference of its type in Houston to bring together leaders from substance use, mental health, and medical sectors to increase awareness of co-occurring conditions and enhance collaboration to improve health outcomes and save lives.

Taking place at The Council’s main campus at 303 Jackson Hill Street in Houston, the Symposium on Co-Occurring Disorders will utilize keynote speakers, panel discussions, and break-out sessions across the three major sectors: substance use, mental health and medical care. The Summit will also explore systemic and policy issues surrounding the crisis, and will bring to light the role stigma plays in both the problem and solutions.

The Summit kicks off Wednesday evening, February 7th, with a keynote presentation by Michael Botticelli, former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy for the Obama Administration and the first in the role to be a person in long-term recovery. Thursday, February 8th features an opening keynote address on the scope of the issue presented by Dr. Neeraj Gandotra, Chief Medical Officer at the Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), followed by breakout sessions throughout the day and an afternoon keynote panel focusing on partnerships. Friday, February 9th will conclude with traditional breakouts and a closing session. A detailed program for the event is available at:

Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Evening with Michael Botticelli and
Symposium Kick-Off
Thursday, February 8, 2024 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Symposium on Co-Occurring Disorders
Friday, February 9, 2024 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Symposium on Co-Occurring Disorder

The Hamill Foundation Conference Center at The Council on Recovery (a smoke-free, vape-free, alcohol-free facility)
303 Jackson Hill Street
Houston, TX 77007
(Free garage parking)

TICKETS: Evening with Michael Botticelli: $40
Registration for Thursday and Friday only: $200
Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Licensed professionals in attendance are eligible to receive up to 10 continuing education units.
To register, please visit, email or call 281.200.9336