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The Council on Recovery places great importance on our efforts to inform the public about the prevention and treatment of alcoholism, drug abuse, other addictions, and co-occurring mental health disorders. On this page, you will find the latest news and announcements regarding our work.  Read our press releases. Download our press kit. View our media coverage.

On our blog, we speak out on current events and important issues related to recovery, as well as provide helpful links to articles, reports, newscasts, videos, social media, and other sources of useful information. Here are some of the highlights: 

  • CNN Reports Nearly 30% of All Opioid Prescriptions Lack Medical Explanation

    CNN Reports Nearly 30% of All Opioid Prescriptions Lack Medical Explanation

    This CNN story reported findings of a recent study by the Annals of Internal Medicine that indicated nearly 30% of all opioid prescriptions lack medical explanation: (CNN) How large a role do doctors play in the opioid crisis? Nearly 30% of all opioids prescribed in US clinics or doctors’ offices lack a …Read More »
  • The Lifelong Quest For Sobriety…The Ultimate Hero’s Journey—Part 38

    The Lifelong Quest For Sobriety…The Ultimate Hero’s Journey—Part 38

    Guest Blogger and long-time Council friend, Bob W. presents Part 38 of a series dealing with Alcoholism and Addiction from a Mystical, Mythological Perspective, reflecting Bob’s scholarly work as a Ph.D. in mythological studies. In Herman Melville’s classic, Moby-Dick, Captain Ahab was near mortally wounded by a powerful albino sperm …Read More »
  • The Lifelong Quest For Sobriety…The Ultimate Hero’s Journey—Part 37

    The Lifelong Quest For Sobriety…The Ultimate Hero’s Journey—Part 37

    Guest Blogger and long-time Council friend, Bob W. presents Part 37 of a series dealing with Alcoholism and Addiction from a Mystical, Mythological Perspective, reflecting Bob’s scholarly work as a Ph.D. in mythological studies. The story of Homer’s Odyssey, to which we keep returning as a classic Hero’s Journey, ends …Read More »
  • Time to cut back on drinking? Here’s how…

    Time to cut back on drinking? Here’s how…

    Written by Felice J. Freyer & published by The Boston Globe, the following article provides excellent tips to those who drink. Timely information for those who use, misuse, or abuse alcohol. Alcohol is deeply ingrained in American life, central to our habits of socializing, celebrating, and relaxing. But the pleasure …Read More »
  • As School Starts, Know the Facts About College Drinking

    As School Starts, Know the Facts About College Drinking

    As students start the Fall Semester at college, The Council on Recovery urges parents and students to consider the facts about college drinking from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Harmful and underage college drinking are significant public health problems, and they exact an enormous toll on the …Read More »
  • The Lifelong Quest For Sobriety…The Ultimate Hero’s Journey—Part 36

    The Lifelong Quest For Sobriety…The Ultimate Hero’s Journey—Part 36

    Guest Blogger and long-time Council friend, Bob W. presents Part 36 of a series dealing with Alcoholism and Addiction from a Mystical, Mythological Perspective, reflecting Bob’s scholarly work as a Ph.D. in mythological studies. In 1993, comedian Bill Murray stared in a film called Groundhog Day. It is about a …Read More »
  • Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybin) Remain a Popular Hallucinogen

    Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybin) Remain a Popular Hallucinogen

    Among the hallucinogens abused by those who have a substance use disorder (SUD), psilocybin mushrooms are still a popular source of getting high. Similar to other hallucinogens, such as mescaline and peyote, and known on the street as “magic mushrooms”, they contain the hallucinogenic chemical psilocybin and are found throughout …Read More »
  • 2018 Houston Opioid Summit Creates Vital Awareness and Cooperation in the Battle Against Opioid Addiction

    2018 Houston Opioid Summit Creates Vital Awareness and Cooperation in the Battle Against Opioid Addiction

    For two full days last week, nearly 250 leaders from across Harris County gathered  at The Council on Recovery’s first Opioid Summit. In keynote addresses, topical breakout sessions, panel discussions, round-table discussions, and interpersonal networking, people on the front-line in battling the opioid crisis exchanged ideas, information, and experience to …Read More »
  • CDC Report: Excessive Alcohol Use and Risks to Women’s Health

    CDC Report: Excessive Alcohol Use and Risks to Women’s Health

    Recently reported data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are shedding new light on the links between excessive alcohol use by women and the increasing risks to female health. Here are vital the facts from the CDC. Although men are more likely to drink alcohol and drink …Read More »
  • Cornyn, Feinstein Substance Abuse Prevention Bill Passes in Opioids Package

    Cornyn, Feinstein Substance Abuse Prevention Bill Passes in Opioids Package

    The Council on Recovery applauds the efforts of the United States Senate in passing the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 by a vote of 99-1. The bill included the Substance Abuse Prevention Act, sponsored by Senators John Cornyn and Dianne Feinstein. The following press release was issued shortly after …Read More »
  • Center for Recovering Families IOP Program Completion Rate Twice the National Average

    Center for Recovering Families IOP Program Completion Rate Twice the National Average

    The Council on Recovery’s Center for Recovering Families posted a 74% completion rate per episode of care for its Healing Choices intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP) during the 2018 fiscal year. This rate of completion is 14% higher than 2017 and more than twice the national average reported in the …Read More »
  • September is National Recovery Month

    September is National Recovery Month

    National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) increases awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and encourages individuals in need of treatment and recovery services to seek help. Recovery Month celebrates individuals living their lives in recovery and recognizes the dedicated workers who provide the prevention, treatment, and recovery support …Read More »

We welcome press inquiries on all levels - from local news outlets to international press. If you are interested in reaching out to us for an article or an interview - or simply wish to get information on addiction and recovery - use our contact form.  We also have a press kit ready for you to include in your publications.