Bizarre Foods Star Thrills Audience of 1,000 with Captivating Story of Hope & Recovery
Culinary superstar Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel’s popular Bizarre Foods, inspired and entertained a crowd of 1,000 with his personal story of addiction and recovery this past Friday at the Hilton Americas-Houston. In the process, he helped The Council on Recovery raise more than $470,000 to provide addiction prevention, education, and treatment services in the Greater Houston area.
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This workshop will describe and define the preparation, creation, and maintenance of an Alternative Peer Group. Click here for more information and to register.
The Council on Recovery and the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder are pleased to present the upcoming Healing Hearts of Families conference, Building a Life Worth Living. This is an excellent opportunity for families, clinicians and those in recovery to learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder and Dialectical Behavior Therapy from Dr. Charlie Swenson, one of the great masters of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Click here for more information and to register.
For individuals struggling with new sobriety as well as those with long-term recovery, meditation and yoga can greatly improve their physical health, mental focus and program. For those also dealing with depression, anxiety or related issues, these practices help relieve symptoms and improve overall well-being. Visit our Yoga and Meditation page for more information on the yoga classes currently offered at The Council on Recovery.
Second Saturday of the Month 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Join us for a monthly lecture and Q&A series that focuses on the disease of addiction and its inevitable impact on the entire family. Hosted by our Center for Recovering Families and facilitated by the Center’s Clinical Director Lori Fiester, LCSW-S, MAC, CIP, this community series is free and open to all families, loved ones, and members of our community who seek up-to-date, accurate information about addiction and related issues. Registration Not Required. Family Legacy – 11/12/16 | Codependency – 12/10/16 | Enabling and Boundary-Setting – 1/14/17 | Shame Resilience – 2/11/17.
The Council on Recovery will feature beloved All-American celebrity Lynda Carter as keynote speaker at the Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series’ 2016 Fall Luncheon, presented by the Wayne Duddlesten Foundation. The Luncheon takes place Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Hilton Americas – Houston Hotel.
Known to millions as Wonder Woman, actress Lynda Carter also produced and starred in five highly-rated network television specials, several of which were Emmy-nominated. She launched an equally successful singing career, performing for sell-out crowds, earning rave reviews, and appearing on stage with entertainment legends, including Ray Charles, Kenny Rogers, and Bob Hope. Lynda continues to share her success with people in need as a committed community volunteer and philanthropist. She served as Grand Marshall for the DC AIDS Walk and generously supports many charitable organizations.
Most importantly, Lynda Carter is committed to her recovery from alcoholism and addiction. Her recovery story, and its message of hope, is directed to every member of the family. It’s a strong reminder that family support can make a huge difference to a recovering addict or alcoholic. Lynda credits her husband’s intervention for her ultimate acceptance of personal powerlessness over alcoholism: “After 18 years of recovery, I live every day with immense gratitude. I am forever thankful for my family and friends who stood by me and encouraged me… and for those who helped me heal.” Through her inspiring story, Lynda reveals the power and grace of vulnerability, faith, and surrender that nourish lasting recovery.
Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear Lynda Carter’s story at our Fall Luncheon, October 28th!
**SPECIAL OFFER** Sponsor a Luncheon table at the Benefactor or Platinum Partner level and receive 2 passes to the Green Room to meet Lynda Carter in person (with a great photo opp)! Sponsor a table at the Event Super Star level and receive 4 Green Room passes. Click here reserve your table!