Twelve Step

Twelve-Step Programs

Groups & Meetings at The Council on Recovery

The Council on Recovery believes that Twelve-Step programs, patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), are empirically supported and effective. They can play a vital role in the recovery process. We strongly recommend attendance of Twelve-Step meetings to our clients. However, the meetings and groups themselves are entirely autonomous and are not affiliated with The Council beyond our provision of space for them to hold their meetings.

The Twelve-Step groups listed on this page hold their meetings at The Council. For a complete directory of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the greater Houston area, click here. For a complete directory of Al-Anon meetings in the greater Houston area, click here.

If you are interested in holding your meeting at The Council of Recovery, please visit our venues page, email venue@councilonrecovery.org, call 281.200.9335,  or contact us online.

For a list of virtual 12-step groups, click here

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AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

  • Birds of a Feather: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month | 7:00 - 8:00 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)

  • Tuesdays | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Wednesdays | 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Men only)

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)

Al-Anon

  • Wednesdays | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hijos Adultos (Unidad y Confianza)

  • Mondays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thursdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Houston Men's Pathway to Serenity

  • Mondays | 7:00 pm - 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

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

C.O.O.L. Ministries

  • Mondays | 6:30 - 7:30 pm

OA-HOW (Over-eaters Anonymous)

  • 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.

Refuge Recovery (Buddhist)

  • Tuesdays | 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-oriented, non-theistic recovery program that does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery. In fact, no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism is required. Recovery is possible, and this program provides a systematic approach to treating and recovering from all forms of addiction. When sincerely practiced, the program can ensure a full recovery from addiction and a life-long sense of well-being and happiness.

For more information about Refuge Recovery click https://www.refugerecovery.org/

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

SA (Sexaholics Anonymous)

  • Mondays | 7:00 - 8:00 pm (C0-Ed)
  • Wednesdays | 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Co-Ed)
  • Fridays | 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Co-Ed)

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.