The Sobering Center will provide the following services:
The Center will provide a safe place for sobering up. It’s expected that the typical stay will last from four to eight hours. During this time, each individual will be assigned a resting mat where they will sleep or sit and be monitored for safety and comfort. Snacks, and beverages to promote hydration, will be available.
In lieu of licensed clinicians and counselors, the center will employ and train peer recovery specialists. These specialists will monitor individuals throughout their stay at the center, and provide brief interventions, motivational interviewing and referral to community resources.
To ensure the individual’s safety and appropriateness for services at the center, emergency medical technicians will provide medical screenings at intake. Those who cannot be served will be taken to an emergency room. Prior to leaving, the emergency medical technicians will again screen to make sure that the individual is safe to leave.
The Center will not be a licensed addiction center, but rather, will attempt to engage its guests in a discussion of substance use behavior, encourage sobriety, and provide referrals to treatment when requested.