HOUSTON’S SOBERING CENTER IS SHOWING PROGRESS!

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It was back in April when the doors opened at the Houston Center for Sobriety.

City leaders approved the facility because there were so many intoxicated people (1900 a year) taking up space at the jails.

Mayor Annise Parker approved the sobering center as a diversion to going to jail and criminal charges
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It would allow those who are picked up by Houston Police officers to be brought to the facility to sober up rather facing a public intoxication charge.

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Leonard Kincaid

Leonard Kincaid, the director of the center,  says since opening for business 3 months ago they have seen over 1,000 clients.

Kincaid also provided detailed and interesting statistics that show who drinks the most and then get arrested in the city.

Houstonians between the ages of 41 and 48 were more likely to be arrested for public intoxication than any other.

The stats from the sobering center also show while 35% of those who were brought in by police were homeless 64% of the clients had a residence.

The numbers also show more men (87%) than women (13%) were transported to the center to sober up and only one transgender.