Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse began serving the community in 1976. Fort Bend County was very much a rural community at that time, and looked very different than the vibrant suburb of Houston that it has become. Due to the distance from Houston and small population base, there was a complete lack of options for people seeking help with drug and alcohol addiction. FBRC opened its doors in to meet the needs of these individuals and families.
Soon after, it became apparent that substance abuse was a growing problem that needed to be addressed and that prevention was the key to reversing course. A small team of FBRC counselors began working on area school campuses, meeting one-on-one and in small groups with children in high-risk situations. Since that time, the prevention team has grown to 16 Youth Prevention Counselors working with thousands of students across three school districts every single day.
FBRC began to see a growing need in 1999 to 2000 for an outpatient treatment facility to serve the community regardless of a individual’s financial status. In 2001, FBRC officially opened its treatment facility doors, serving more than one hundred individuals on any given night. FBRC’s treatment programs give clients a place to heal, find hope and experience the joy of overcoming addiction.