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Nov 15, 2023
For Patients Experiencing Homelessness, Sobering Centers Offer Path to Stability
UCSF School of Nursing, San Francisco, CA

Sep 11, 2023
Sobering Centers with Shannon Smith-Bernardin, PhD, RN, CNL
Horizon Treatment Services Podcast, Hayward, CA

Aug 12, 2023
New Sobering Center Approved for Butte County
Action News Now, Chico, CA

Aug 3, 2023
Butte County health officials celebrate funding to bring more doctors to the Northstate
ABC 7 KRCR, Northstate, California

Jun 22, 2023
HealthCare UnTold: Shauna Goodman, Executive Director of the National Sobering Collaborative on Apple Podcasts
Apple Podcasts

Jun 8, 2023
Kamloops councilor suggests sobering center become first step in broader treatment options
Radio NL 610 AM, Kamloops, B.C., Canada

May 30, 2023
WellSpace’s ‘Crib’ program provides temporary alternative to hospital or jail for unhoused people in crisis
NPR CapRadio, Sacramento, CA

May 6, 2023
2 major milestones reached to open Tri-Cities mental health facility and sobering center
Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Washington

May 5, 2023
An Imperfect Guide to Crisis Stabilization Units: Matching the Right Level of Care to Individual Needs
Psychiatric Times

Apr 4, 2023
The Rise and Fall of North County’s Only Sobering Center
Voice of San Diego, North County San Diego, California

Mar 10, 2023
We applaud the Polk County Board of Supervisors for investment in sobering center
KCCI, CBS 8, Des Moines, Iowa

Mar 9, 2023
Pathways Home: Disrupting the Homelessness-to-Prison Cycle
Policy Research Associates

Feb 28, 2023
A new sobering center is opening up in Des Moines. Here’s what you need to know
Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa

Feb 28, 2023
Deaths in custody are a crisis, and data on them is a black hole, a new report says
National Public Radio (NPR)

Feb 25, 2023
Council considers sobering center to divert arrests
The Norman Transcript, Norman, Oklahoma

Jan 20, 2023
Albuquerque medical sobering center aimed at helping strained hospitals
KRQE News, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jan 16, 2023
Victoria to end public drunkenness laws with no new arrest powers for police
The Guardian, Victoria, Australia


Dec 30, 2021
Officials say sobering center operating smoothly
Juneau Empire, Juneau, Alaska

Oct 21, 2021
Sobering Center Opens in Klamath Falls
The Lund Report, Oregon and Washington

Aug 18, 2021
Sobering Center in Roseburg finally opens
The News-Review, Roseburg, Oregon

Jul 19, 2021
SF experiments with sobering center as new solution to drug crisis
San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, California

Jun 28, 2021
Fort Smith police chief talks jail diversion tactics
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,  Arkansas

Jun 6, 2021
 Mobile unit in South Bend area could offer cops an alternative to jailing people with mental illnesses
South Bend Tribune, South Bend, Indiana

May 27, 2021
 The Link, Sioux Falls’ new triage and addiction center, sets opening date
Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Feb 20, 2021
City seeks partners to help fund sobering center project
Yahoo! News, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, West Virginia


Aug 17, 2020
 Major Steinberg Unveils $62 Million Plan to Address Sacramento’s Homeless Crisis
KXJZ, Capital Public Radio (Capradio), Sacramento, California

Jun 10, 2020
Farmington says new approach to addressing intoxication yielded positive results
Farmington Daily Times, Farmington, New Mexico

May 11, 2020
Motel steps up to assist Sobering Center during the coronavirus pandemic  
Farmington Daily Times, Farmington, New Mexico

Apr 16, 2020
Tulsa’s Sobering Center reopens after temporary closure during COVID-19 outbreak
Tulsa World, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Feb 4, 2020
Mayor Cantrell Celebrates Sobering Center’s Early Progress Heading into Carnival Season, City of New Orleans, Mayor’s Office, New Orleans, Louisiana

Jan 31, 2020
Tulsa Police Officer Helps Man Get Sober, Attends His Program Graduation
KOTV-DT, Tulsa, Oklahoma