Choices™ is a program at The Council on Recovery that addresses the growing body of knowledge regarding students who engage in multiple high-risk behaviors. The program promotes key elements of effective interventions for reducing high-risk behavior. It includes interactive components, such as creating student, parent, faculty action groups that assist in program dissemination. In this systemic approach, programming is delivered to the entire school system and addresses universal, selective, and indicated target audiences for faculty, parents, and students.

The Choices™ program is a comprehensive, multiple high-risk behavior prevention program model that can be adapted to meet the prevention needs of any school. Choices™ utilizes a novel prevention approach that builds students’ executive functioning skills while simultaneously targeting a variety of high-risk behaviors that students struggle with.

As a long-term approach, Choices™ emphasizes skills training and relationship building over a 4-year cohort design, resulting in a program tailored to the individual schools’ culture. Programming is created to be developmentally appropriate for elementary, middle, and high school levels.


    • Abstract, Conceptual Reasoning
    • Self-Awareness
    • Social-Awareness
    • Problem-Solving
    • Decision Making
    • Self-Management
    • Impulse Control
    • Judgment
    • Emotion Regulation
    • Frustration Tolerance
    • Relationship Skills
    • Empathy
    • Alcohol and Binge Drinking
    • Driving while Drinking
    • Marijuana, Synthetic and Hard Drug Use
    • Tobacco and Nicotine Vaping
    • Bullying and Cyberbullying
    • Depression, Anxiety and Suicide
    • Self-injury
    • Body Image and Eating Disorders
    • Gambling
    • Technology Overuse and Addiction
    • Pornography Use
    • Risky Sexual Behavior
    • Dating and Sexual Violence
    • Criminal Activity and Violence
    • Episcopal HS
    • St Thomas HS
    • Westside HS
    • Spring Branch DAEP
    • River Oaks Baptist
    • St. Francis Episcopal Day School
    • Incarnate Word Academy
    • Annunciation Orthodox School
    • Emery Weiner
    • St. Vincent DePaul School
    • All Saints Episcopal
    • Kincaid School
    • The HUB
    • Cristo Rey
    • St. Stephens – Austin

For information regarding how to create a Choices program in your school, please contact Mary Beck at (281) 200-9331.