Events, Workshops & Classes

The Council believes that life-long learning is essential for maintaining and enhancing recovery. We provide a wide range of learning opportunities, including continuing education workshops for professionals, as well as events for individuals seeking personal growth. Some of our current offerings include: 

Council - 2014 Spring Luncheon - Home Page Button - Natalie ColeWaggoners Foundation Speaker Series’ 31st Annual Spring Luncheon with Natalie Cole
May 1, 2014

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston is excited to announce that Grammy-winning songstress, Natalie Cole, will be the keynote speaker at our Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series’ 31st annual Spring Luncheon on Thursday, May 1, 2014 where she will graciously share her inspiring story of self-renewal through recovery.  Click here for more information and to purchase your seats.



Self-Esteem Workshop Website Button - Council WebsiteSelf-Esteem Workshop
May 10, 2014

During this workshop, you will come to understand the difference between self-esteem and self-efficacy and explore the factors that impact self-esteem. Ultimately, you will learn the sources of self-efficacy and be able to identify ways to improve both self-esteem and increase self-efficacy. Click here for more information and to register.




 Yoga & Mediation Workshop Website Button - Council WebsiteGood Vibrations Yoga & Meditation Retreat
May 18, 2014

Enjoy a day of yoga and meditation infused with live music and the power of sound at this unique retreat! The day will include energizing Hatha Yoga, healing sound meditations with the ancient Gong and delicate Crystal Bowl, a Musical Journey through integrative breathwork, and a delicious vegetarian lunch buffet. Click here for more information and to register.



Ongoing Classes:

Substance Abuse: Fact or Fiction? is an introductory class about substance use, issues involved in it, and resources for addressing it. It is helpful for those who are required to take a class by the courts, CPS or an employer, as well as for those who seek information for themselves or a loved one.

Yoga & Meditation at The Council is a class offered at The Council that is open to the public and free of charge. The classes are held every Tuesday from noon to 1:15 p.m. and every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. 

An Evening with… is our ongoing series that brings nationally recognized leaders to the Council to inform a general audience on popular topics and trends in the speaker’s area of expertise.  

Friday Forums are one-day, 6-hour workshops offered several times a year. They provide professionals an oppotunity to earn 6 CEU credits while gaining in-depth knowledge on a variety of subjects—typically topics that reflect current trends in behavioral and other healthcare.

Weekend Intensives allow individuals and families to focus on specific issues to gain insight and opportunities for accelerated growth, led by Council therapists who highly qualified experts on the topic.

Questions about our continuing education workshops? Check our FAQ about Council workshops.

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