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The programs of the Houston Recovery Center (HRC) can be divided into two categories:
- Brief Intervention: The Sobering Center opened April 10, 2013 as a diversion from jail for Public Intoxication and now serves as a resource for hospital emergency departments and the community.
- Long-term Intervention: Partners in Recovery launched April 1, 2014 and offers 18 months of recovery support through the Personal Addiction Recovery Team (PART), Recovery Assistance Program (RAP) and Telephone Recovery Support (TRS).
The Center is a local government corporation formed and owned by the City of Houston.
Funding to date has been provided by the City of Houston.
We welcome individual contributions to support the best services for our clients. Currently, we provide transportation to our clients Monday thru Friday from 8 AM to 5PM. Our desire and the need is to operate this system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can make a difference in recovery by clicking on the link below.
They are recommended by the Mayor and approved by City Council.
The Executive Director, Leonard Kincaid.
An individual can be brought in by any law enforcement agency in Houston for public intoxication. They are taken to the center in lieu of going to jail. Individuals can be referred by hospitals and can walk-in to the Sobering Center.
Family and friends can bring someone to the center that is currently intoxicated for sobering services, which includes: being safely monitored and managed for approximately four to six hours. If a family member is seeking treatment or recovery resources HRC staff can assist with referrals and case management. If a family member is struggling with addiction HRC staff can assist other members of the family, find existing resources in the community to help the family cope and support the individual struggling with addiction.
Yes, the Sobering Center admits clients who are intoxicated on substances other than alcohol, excluding bath salts.
Due to confidentiality staff will not be able to confirm or deny that a client is currently or has ever been to the center. Individuals at the Sobering Center can make a call at any time to notify a family member or friend or arrange for transportation prior to the discharge.
The Sobering Center has two separate rooms that can hold 16 females in one and 68 males in the other, for a total of 84 admissions.
The average length of stay is four to six hours.
On April 10, 2013, the sobering center opened to one station of the Houston Police Department. In May, the center opened citywide. The center operates 24/7.
The Sobering Center provides water, Gatorade and crackers upon request.
Not at this time.
The Sobering Centers official name is the Houston Recovery Center LGC, a public private venture to form a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Sobering Center is the Houston Recovery Center’s first and most well known program as an alternative to jail. However, the Houston Recovery Center’s vision is a fully integrated recovery care continuum.
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