We live for our community.

The Council on Recovery is Houston’s leading provider of substance abuse prevention and education programs. These innovative and highly effective programs are changing the substance abuse landscape by preventing problems before they start at home, school, or work. Our educational services for individuals, families, schools, clinicians, and employers are based on proven research of what really works and are designed for immediate impact on those involved.

By emphasizing prevention and creating a better-educated community, we help stem the tide of substance abuse in its earlier, more treatable stages and create a brighter future for all. The Council’s prevention and education programs and services include:

Workplace Solutions

Companies can engage Council staff members to provide prevention, and education sessions as well as discreet treatment services for employees.

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Education Solutions

Education organizations can engage Council staff members to host presentations or conduct one-time or continuing prevention and education sessions.

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The Cradles Project

The Council provides community based programs focused on helping mothers.

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Wellderly Program

The Council provides community based programs focused on helping older adults.

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Prevention Resource Center

The Council assesses the prevention needs in our region, organizes prevention training, and collects data and resources helpful to prevention efforts.

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Behavioral Health Training Institute

The Council offers a one-year training experience for students in the fields of social work, counseling, psychology, and family and child therapy.

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State-funded or Other Treatment Options

The Council's Outreach, Screening, Assessment, and Referral Center will work with individuals, their families and support systems to make referrals and recommendations that best suit their needs.

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Events & Workshops

The Council hosts onsite events open to the general public, including educational & experiential meetings, presentations, and workshops.

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How much does this cost?

The Council on Recovery is a non-profit organization that has been able to thrive for decades thanks to the financial support of our community.  Organizations, companies, and the general public help keep The Council's efforts going strong through foundation gifts, private donations, fundraising events, public grants, and United Way funding.  In return for this generous support, The Council is able to provide all of our community programs and services to everyone who needs them, regardless of their ability to pay. 


If you like our work and would want to help us keep our community programs free and widely available, consider giving us a donation. You can also support us by doing volunteer work at The Council, attending our Speaker Series luncheons, or providing other kinds of help (such as donating in-kind gifts, planned gifts, etc.). Finally, if you represent a group and are organizing a meet-up or a presentation, consider renting one of our venues for your event.