The Council on Recovery Philosophy
The Council on Recovery, formerly The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston and Austin Recovery, provides residential and outpatient treatment services for addiction and related issues to the Houston and Austin communities.
We provide support, information, and treatment to all who may be adversely affected by alcohol, drugs, and addiction-related issues. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care at affordable rates to our clients and their loved ones.
Areas of Specialization
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
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ABOUT THE COUNCIL ON RECOVERY
Founded more than 70 years ago and located in Houston, Texas, The Council on Recovery is a non-profit that provides prevention, education, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient treatment to individuals struggling with alcoholism, addiction, and co-occurring disorders. The center offers age-specific treatment including older adult services, children services, and services for teens. Detox is not offered at this center.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The Council on Recovery's website indicates the treatment team meets with each client in-person to help understand their situation and determine a treatment plan. Following an assessment, the center's staff share their findings and recommendations for the course of treatment. Recommendations may include referrals for intensive outpatient treatment or counseling at The Council. Recommendations may also include referrals to detox or inpatient treatment at other treatment centers. .
Healing Choices is the center's intensive outpatient treatment program. The center believes the key to lasting recovery is to heal both the individual and their family. Therefore, this program includes family members in the recovery process.
Programming in the intensive outpatient program includes counseling, relapse prevention, meditation, yoga, group sessions, 12-step meetings, and family counseling and education.
Children's services offers treatment to kids who have faced experiences such as substance abuse in the family, divorce, trauma, and major transitions. Treatment includes counseling, education, and support. The adolescent and parent education programs offer a wide range of services including teen therapy group, parent groups, and parenting classes.
After treatment, the center provides aftercare, including additional programs, therapeutic services, individual counseling, aftercare groups, and support. The center's therapist works with clients to designed an individual treatment plan and goals for after treatment.
The Council on Recovery's website notes their staff includes therapists and yoga instructors.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The 19 people who left Google Reviews for The Council on Recovery provided an average of 4.3 out of five stars. Individuals wrote about how the center saved their life, the amazing staff, and the wonderful healing environment. However, a couple people provided negative commentary and expressed disappointment in the facility. 
"A wonderful healing environment, solid whole-person treatment, and accommodating finance options for those who are ready to take a first step (or a next step) through a healing journey," Sandy wrote in a representative review.
The Council on Recovery's website notes it accepts most insurance plans including Aetna, Beacon/Value Options, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, ComPsych, HealthCare Partners, Magellan, Managed Health Network (MHN), and Meritain Health.
Published on January 2018
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