Reducing Public Intoxication Jail Admissions

Sobering Center Intake Admissions
for Public Intoxication

(includes individuals brought in by law enforcement, PIT, walk-ins, calls from court or medical facilities)

Updated 03/31/2021

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“They are diverting people from jail—therefore giving the city back the funds that would otherwise be used to lock these people up.”

— Champion

“[They are] doing something that’s unique. No one else is doing something like this for the general public that offers the length of care and comprehension.”

— Collaborator

“The Houston Recovery Center creates an environment where someone cares.”

— Champion

“I hear clients say, ‘No one has ever treated me like this before.’”

— Employee

“HRC is taking these people off of their hands by bringing them to the sobering center.”

— Board Member


meet Timothy

Timothy asked for recovery assistance from Houston Recovery Center at age 49, after 31 years of drinking. He had completed a treatment program but was still homeless, which is a clear barrier to sustained recovery…

Care Coordination Planning Team

It was the 18th visit for Marcus. The sobering center had just opened. He was the first client and the most frequent to be admitted by law enforcement…

National Sobering

A national collaborative where leaders of sobering centers, stakeholders and constituents gather at an annual summit to share best practices…

Houston Recovery

While society focuses on the ravages of addiction, the Houston Recovery Initiative redirects activity to recovery solutions cultivating the soil of social understanding…


We do not and cannot do this work alone. Our community service providers deliver the addiction treatment and recovery services that make up our program.