About the Recovery Resource Council


Incorporated in 1947, Recovery Resource Council, which merged in 2018 with Dallas-based Council on Alcohol and Drugs, has a mission to promote wellness and recovery from alcohol, substance use disorders and trauma by providing mental and behavioral health screening, referrals, and outpatient treatment; housing and basic needs; and prevention education to youth and adults. Services are delivered live or via telehealth. With office locations in Fort Worth, Dallas and Denton, the organization’s 100+ staff members serve youth and adults in 21 Texas counties, including a robust menu of services for veterans and their families.

Addiction Treatment and Recovery Services

OSAR: Outreach, Screening and Referral System

Often families touched by substance use disorder are unsure where to turn for help and healing. As the designated OSAR system in 12 North Texas counties, our OSAR department works closely with individuals affected by substance use disorder and their families to determine the type of care needed, and help them navigate to appropriate treatment options. There is never a charge for our OSAR services. Our Information and Referral (I&R) staff can help find the information you are seeking for education, counseling, treatment, or trauma. These services are offered in the following counties:

  • Cooke
  • Denton
  • Erath
  • Fannin
  • Grayson
  • Hood
  • Johnson
  • Palo Pinto
  • Parker
  • Somervell
  • Tarrant
  • Wise

They can be reached at 817-332-6329. They are taking calls Monday-Thursday at our West Campus location from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Telehealth Screenings are available by appointment only. If your county is not on our service list, you can find which OSAR serves you by visiting our Texas OSARs page.

Recovery Now

The Recovery Now program is a 10-12 week outpatient treatment program for substance use disorder that utilizes the Seeking Safety curriculum. Staffed by Master’s level therapists and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors, our trauma-informed services include:

  • Assessment
  • Individualized Case Management
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling/Psychotherapy (including EMDR)
  • Relevant Referrals and Meaningful Discharge Planning for Continuity of Care
  • Recovery Support Services
  • Aftercare Groups

Overdose Response Team (ORT)

The Overdose Response Team (ORT) is a partnership between RRC and EMS providers in Dallas, Denton, Collin, and Tarrant counties. The team conducts follow up visits with individuals who are struggling with substance use disorder, and have recently experienced an overdose within 72 hours. During these visits, clients and their households are given the opportunity to meet with a Peer Support Specialist or a Licensed Master Social Worker, receive and be trained on how to use Narcan and Fentanyl test strips, how to perform basic CPR, and ultimately discuss treatment and recovery services that are available to them, if and when they are ready.

The Overdose Response Team also accepts community-referrals and self-referrals. They work to connect people with a network of services and resources who truly care about them and want to support them through their fight against addiction. The ORT can assist with any type of substance misuse and/or addiction, including alcohol. The team recognizes that experiencing an overdose, or substance use disorder in general, is a painful, confusing, and traumatic situation for everyone involved. Their goal is to connect with individuals and assist however they can to reduce their risk of overdose and overdose death. The ORT team also understands that each individual has a unique situation, so ultimately, they ensure the provision of trauma informed care. Their hope is that their clients know that their life is worth saving. To engage with the ORT team and learn more about available resources, call and schedule an appointment to meet with them, virtually or in person.

Youth and Adult Prevention Education

Prevention Education Services

The Council provides health and wellness programs in schools and throughout the community to help children and adolescents live healthy, drug-free lives, succeed in school, and develop to their full potential. Staff facilitate four different evidence-based curricula to students in K-12th grade. Each program is designed to empower youth with knowledge and skills for making healthy choices. We also provide educational and interactive presentations and activities throughout the community on a variety of drug prevention/education topics. These services are offered in the following counties:

  • Dallas
  • Tarrant
  • Denton
  • Johnson
  • Parker
  • Wise
  • Collin
  • Grayson
  • Ellis
  • Palo Pinto

As an extension of these services, counseling can be provided to students ages 12-19 at no cost (up to 10 session). These services are available for students in Tarrant and Dallas County.

DADPP: Dallas Area Drug Prevention Partnership

Established in 2007, DADPP is a Dallas county coalition whose mission is to create a safer community for our youth through cooperative drug prevention strategies. DADPP represents a collaboration of concerned citizens, law enforcement, educators, government officials, faith based organizations, youth, parents, and other coalitions and agencies serving youth. We are dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug use among Dallas youth by educating and empowering them, and making community-level change. We believe that people are more likely to support what they help create, and change is most likely to occur when the process engages the entire community.

Prevention Resource Center Region 3

The Prevention Resource Center provides free information and education about substance use to the communities located within the 19 counties of Texas Public Health Region 3. Our team tracks data, provides training/educational presentations, supports community programs and partners, and connects people and organizations with resources in an effort to reduce the incidence and impact of substance use. Our resources and services are always free. If you are in need of resources related to substance use prevention/education, or you have an upcoming community event you would like us to be a part of, reach out to our team.

Court-Ordered Education Services

Our offender education program includes classes such as DWI Education, Drug Offender Education, and DWI Intervention (Repeat Offender). These classes are available to those 18+ who have been court ordered to participate in drug/alcohol education in relation to charges such as Driving While Intoxicated, Public Intoxication, various drug offenses, failing a drug test, etc. All classes are offered for a fee and are certified by the State of Texas. For more info, call our West Campus at 817-332-6329.

Our community restitution program provides a convenient way for individuals under the age of 21 to earn court-mandated community service hours for drug and alcohol related charges by completing virtual projects. For more details, visit our “Court-Ordered Community Service” page.

Housing Services

Project New Start

Project New Start/New Hope is a “Housing First” approach to permanent supportive housing. Currently, Project New Start serves chronically homeless individuals and their families at scattered site locations throughout Fort Worth. Project New Start pairs affordable housing with trauma -informed intensive case management and wrap-around supportive services to maximize housing stability and prevent returns to homelessness. The goal of the program is to help participants obtain and remain in permanent housing, increase their skills and/or income, and achieve greater self-determination.

SSVF: Supportive Services for Veteran Families

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program was established to rapidly re-house homeless Veteran families and prevent homelessness for those at imminent risk due to a housing crisis. SSVF is a short-term program that offers supportive services to eligible Veterans and their families such as outreach, case management, assistance in obtaining VA benefits and assistance in accessing mainstream benefits. SSVF may also provide additional services such as temporary financial assistance with security deposits, rental assistance, utility assistance, and childcare expenses. These services are offered in Tarrant, Denton, and Wichita counties.

Mental Health Services

Enduring Families Veteran Services

The Enduring Families Veteran Services program provides free mental health counseling services to veterans and their family members, ages 4 through adulthood. Our master’s level clinicians provide:

  • Non-Directive Child Play Therapy for Children Ages 4 through 9
  • Individual, Couple/Marriage, and Family Therapy using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Bowenian Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Solution-Focused Therapy

Our TeleMental Health (TMH) services are available to any veteran, active service member, or retired service member located within the state of Texas. Our in-person mental health services are available to clients residing within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area. To begin our program, please call 817-332-6329 and ask for the Enduring Families Department. Clients may also take advantage of our tele-mental health services. Using VSee, our interactive program, clients access services via a secure internet connection by visiting enduringfamilies.org. The Enduring Families programs are available at all three of our campuses, and via tele-mental health for other locations.

EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Each of our Master’s Level Therapists are trained in EMDR therapy, and use this tool in each clinical program within RRC. EMDR enables individuals to heal from the emotional distress resulting from disturbing life experiences. Studies show that the benefits of EMDR occur within weeks, whereas some traditional therapy can take years. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health and EMDR helps that process occur more quickly. EMDR is evidence-based, used world-wide and endorsed by the Veteran’s Administration.

For more information on how to access services or get involved, please visit our website.

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