Twelve Step Meetings

The Council on Recovery is a strong supporter of a great number of community Twelve Step meetings and recovery groups. Whereas we recommend attendance of them as part of our efforts at helping people, these meetings and groups themselves are entirely autonomous and non-affiliated with The Council beyond our provision of space for them to hold their meetings.

If you are interested in holding your meeting at The Council of Recovery, feel free to view our offering of venues, contact venue@councilonrecovery.org or call 281.200.9335 to get started right away.

Twelve Step (All Addictions)

  • After 9: Tuesdays | 6:30 - 7:30 pm  (Meditation and Step 10, 11 and 12 discussion)

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

  • Jackson Hill Group: Tuesdays | 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Closed)
  • Birds of a Feather: Wednesdays | 7:00 - 8:00 pm (Closed)
  • 12 x 12 Step Study: Saturdays | 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Men Only/Closed)
  • District 20 Speaker Meeting: 1st Saturday of Month. | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

For 24/7 help, call AA Houston- Intergroup Association, (713) 686-6300. For more information & complete directory of all AA meetings in the Greater Houston area click http://www.aahouston.org/

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.

ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)

  • Mondays | 6:30 - 7:00 pm (Step Meeting); 7:00 - 8:00 pm (Discussion)
  • Tuesdays | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Wednesdays | 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Men Only)
  • Fridays | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Recovering Our Intelligence: Saturdays | 8:30 - 9:45 am
  • Yellow Book: Fridays | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Adult Children of Alcoholics is a recovery program for adults whose lives were affected as a result of being raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. It is based on the success of Alcoholics Anonymous and employs its version of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.

For more information about ACA & complete directory of all ACA meetings in the Greater Houston area, contact ACA World Services Organization (310) 534-1815, or click http://www.adultchildren.org/

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.

Al-Anon (Relatives & Friends of Alcoholics)

  • Tuesdays | 7:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesdays | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Fridays | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Houston Men's Path to Serenity (Men Only)
  • Mondays | 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems, whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.

For more information about Al-Anon & complete directory of all Al-Anon meetings in the Greater Houston area click http://www.houstonalanon.org/

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.

BDA (Business Debtors Anonymous)

  • Thursdays | 5:30 - 6:30 pm (Women Only)

Business Debtors Anonymous (B.D.A., formerly known as Business Owners Debtors Anonymous, or B.O.D.A.) is a distinct and dynamic but not separate part of D.A., created to focus on the recovery of members of the fellowship who are business owners. Together, members of B.D.A. support one another in applying the D.A. principles and tools when owning and running a business.

For more information about Debtors Anonymous and complete directory of all DA meetings in the Greater Houston area, click http://www.debtorsanonymous.org/

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.

CA (Cocaine Anonymous)

  • Mondays | 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Cocaine Anonymous is open to all persons who state a desire to stop using cocaine, including "crack" cocaine, as well as all other mind-altering substances. There are no dues or fees for membership. The program of recovery was adapted from the program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Like AA (with which CA is not affiliated), CA uses the Twelve Step recovery method, which involves service to others as a path towards recovery from addiction.

For more information about Cocaine Anonymous & complete directory of all CA meetings in the Greater Houston area click http://www.ca-texas.org/

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.

CGAA (Computer Game Addicts Anonymous)

  • 1st & 3rd Thursday of the Mon | 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of people who support each other in recovering from the problems resulting from excessive game playing. C.G.A.A. is not affiliated with any political agenda, religion, or outside interests. Our single purpose is to abstain from video gaming and to help others find freedom from compulsive gaming.

For more information about Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous click http://cgaa.info/overview-of-cgaa/

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.

CoDA (Co-Dependents Anonymous)

  • Wednesdays | 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Closed)
  • Mental Health Professionals: Thursdays | 9:00 - 10:00 am

Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. We gather together to support and share with each other in a journey of self-discovery — learning to love the self. We rely upon the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for knowledge and wisdom, and as guides to developing honest and fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others.

For more information about Co-Dependents Anonymous & complete directory of all CoDA meetings in the Greater Houston area click http://greaterhoustoncoda.org/

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.

DA (Debtors Anonymous)

  • Fridays | 5:30 - 6:30 pm
In D.A., our purpose is threefold: to stop incurring unsecured debt, to share our experience with the newcomer, and to reach out to other debtors. Debtors Anonymous is a non-profit organization based on the Twelve-Step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Compulsive debting can also affect those who are self-employed or business owners. For them, Business Debtors Anonymous meetings are available to address their specific needs.

For more information about Debtors Anonymous and complete directory of all DA meetings in the Greater Houston area, click http://www.debtorsanonymous.org/

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.

EDA (Eating Disorders Anonymous)

  • Saturdays | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. People can and do fully recover from having an eating disorder. In EDA, we help one another identify and claim milestones of recovery. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder. There are no dues or fees for EDA membership. We are self-supporting through our own contributions. EDA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution. EDA does not wish to engage in any controversy. We neither endorse nor oppose any causes. Our primary purpose is to recover from our eating disorders and to carry this message of recovery to others with eating disorders. In EDA, we try to focus on the solution, not the problem. Solutions have to do with recognizing life choices and making them responsibly. Diets and weight management techniques do not solve our thinking problems. EDA endorses sound nutrition and discourages any form of rigidity around food.

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.

FA (Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous)

  • Wednesdays | 10:00 - 11:00 am
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have experienced difficulties in life as a result of our relationship to food and eating. Through shared experience and mutual support, we help each other to recover from the disease of food addiction. Our program of recovery is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. We make use of AA principles to gain freedom from addictive eating. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins at FA meetings. Membership is open to anyone who wants help with food. For more information go to www.foodaddicts.org

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.

OA-HOW (Over-eaters Anonymous)

  • Mondays | 7:00 to 8:00 pm (Co-Ed)
  • Thursdays | 6:15 - 7:15 pm (Women Only)

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Unlike other organizations, OA is not just about weight loss, gain or maintenance; or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. The program of recovery was adapted from the Twelve Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

For more information about Overeaters Anonymous & complete directory of all OA meetings in the Greater Houston area click http://www.oahouston.org/

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.

NA (Narcotics Anonymous)

  • Saturdays | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Membership is open to all drug addicts, regardless of the particular drug or combination of drugs used. There are no dues or fees for membership. The program of recovery was adapted from the Twelve Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. NA has only one mission: To provide an environment in which addicts can help one another stop using drugs and find a new way to live.

For more information about Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous & complete directory of all FA meetings in the Greater Houston area click https://www.foodaddicts.org/

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.

SA (Sexaholics Anonymous)

  • Mondays | 7:00 - 8:30 pm (C0-Ed/Closed)
  • Tuesdays | 7:00 - 8:30 pm -  Inside the Fence
  • Wednesdays | 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Men Only/Closed)
  • Fridays | 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Men Only/Closed)

Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober. Our primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and help others to achieve sexual sobriety. SA is a recovery program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and its Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.

For more information about Sexaholics Anonymous & complete directory of all SA meetings in the Greater Houston area click https://www.sa.org/

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.

SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous)

  • Mondays | 7:00 - 8:00 pm (Co-Ed)
  • Tuesdays | 7:00 - 8:00 pm (Men Only)
  • Wednesdays | 7:00 - 8:00 pm (Co-Ed)

Sex Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may overcome their sexual addiction and help other recovery from sexual addiction or dependency. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior. Sex Addicts Anonymous is a recovery program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and its Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.

For more information about Sex Addicts Anonymous & complete directory of all SAA meetings in the Greater Houston area click https://saa-recovery.org/

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.

SLAA (Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous)

  • Mondays | 6:30 - 7:30 pm (Women Only)
  • Tuesdays | 6:00 - 7:00 pm (Co-Ed)
  • Thursdays | 6:30 to 7:30 pm (The No Donuts)
  • Saturdays | 9:15 - 10:15 am (Co-Ed/Closed)

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, or SLAA, is a program for anyone who suffers from an addictive compulsion to engage in or avoid sex, love, or emotional attachment. We use the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to recover from these compulsions.

For more information about Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous & complete directory of all SLAA meetings in the Greater Houston area click https://slaafws.org/

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.

SLAA Anorexia

  • Wednesdays | 6:30 - 7:30 pm (Closed)
  • Saturdays | 9:30 - 10:30 am (Co-Ed)

What is anorexia? Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) offers this definition: “As an eating disorder, anorexia is defined as the compulsive avoidance of food. In the area of sex and love, anorexia has a similar definition: Anorexia is the compulsive avoidance of giving or receiving social, sexual, or emotional nourishment.”

For more information about Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous & complete directory of all SLAA meetings in the Greater Houston area click https://slaafws.org/

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.

Survivors Anonymous

  • Tuesdays | 5:30 - 6:30 pm (Woman Only)

What is anorexia? Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) offers this definition: “As an eating disorder, anorexia is defined as the compulsive avoidance of food. In the area of sex and love, anorexia has a similar definition: Anorexia is the compulsive avoidance of giving or receiving social, sexual, or emotional nourishment.”

For more information about Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous & complete directory of all SLAA meetings in the Greater Houston area click https://slaafws.org/

The description of this program is from the website indicated above.