Addiction is a disease
Costs our country $740 billion annually in crime, lost productivity and health care
Impacts 1 in 7 people over the age of 12.
Costs employers more than $81 billion annually from absenteeism, reduced productivity, workplace accidents, and increased healthcare costs.
The Council on Recovery can help
The Council delivers education in more than 50 local schools and to the general community to help prevent problems before they start at home, school or work.
Comprehensive assessments and expert guidance help individuals and families struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders to find the help they need.
Our personalized treatment approach helps the entire family recover from the effects of addiction and returns them to a meaningful and productive life.
Recovery support services help individuals identify obstacles and navigate the path to long-term recovery.
Recovery is possible and benefits the entire community
People in recovery greatly improve their health outcomes and lower their risk of physical and mental health diseases such as mood and anxiety disorders, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and liver and kidney damage.
Alcohol and other drugs are involved in approximately 80% of violent crimes, property crimes
Individuals in long-term recovery are more likely to report having a compensated, stable job, have access to the banking system, maintain good credit, and pay taxes.
Addiction affects not only its user
Life Changing Cause
from heartbreak to healing
The Council hosts its inaugural Spring Luncheon featuring former First Lady Betty Ford as
The Waggoner Family makes a generous gift to transform and sustain our fundraising luncheon into a two-part annual speaker series, featuring some of the country’s most recognizable actors, authors, entertainers, and athletes sharing their personal stories of recovery.
For the first time in its history, The Council’s hosts a virtual speaker series event to meet the needs of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Your gift to The Council in support of our Speaker Series helps families to recover, regardless of their ability to pay. With your help, we can keep our promise never to turn anyone away.
As a Realtor in Houston, my business is all about relationships and community. I give to The Council’s luncheon because I believe it is my responsibility to help make my community a better place. I know the importance of spreading awareness of the disease of addiction. Addiction doesn’t discriminate, and the more people who are aware of the dangers of this deadly disease, the more we, as a community, can join together to fight it. For this and many other reasons, I am proud to support The Council’s Speaker Series.”
Margaret Vinson, Realtor, Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty
“Plains All American Pipeline has supported The Council on Recovery for 17 years and their Speaker Series for 15 years, because we understand the impact of addiction on our community and share The Council’s commitment to fighting this painful disease. The Council’s mission aligns well with our values and goals, and we strongly believe that Houston is a better place because of The Council’s life-changing work. Our employees look forward to the Speaker Series every spring and fall and feel our support is well-used for our neighbors in need.”
Greg Armstrong, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
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