The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston's spring luncheon presents prominent and entertaining speakers who share their personal stories of recovery to help reduce the shame and stigma associated with alcoholism and addiction and to educate the public about the consequences of this disease.
This year's keynote speaker is Grammy-winning songstress Natalie Cole. The daughter of legendary entertainer Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole lived what appeared to be a charmed life. At age 25, she became the first black singer to win a Best New Artist Grammy. Her career highlights include eight more Grammies, hits that reached the top of the Billboard chart, film roles and authorship. Yet there is so much more to her story than the storybook image of her public persona. Her personal journey includes her harrowing battle with substance abuse alongside the loss of loved ones and relationships. She will share her inspiring story of self-renewal through recovery.
Proceeds from this event benefit the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston, which serves more than 250,000 individuals, helping them to overcome feelings of despair, hopelessness and low self-esteem, and seeing them regain their worth, become stronger and begin to achieve their dreams.