This session is part of NAHEWD's national webinar series Bridging HIV and SUD: Innovations in the Field. The series will highlight various innovative models and approaches to treating substance use disorder (SUD) in people at risk for and living with HIV.
This presentation will discuss the utilization of sobering centers in the care of adults with acute alcohol and/or drug intoxication as an alternative to the ED and jail. Focusing on the care delivery model, we will delve into the placement of sobering centers in the care continuum, including the role of these programs in stabilization and recovery, clinical care, harm reduction, policy, economic, and community safety.
1. Describe the programmatic elements and models of sobering care in the pre-hospital, community-based care of acute alcohol and/or drug intoxication.
2. Summarize the role that sobering centers may play in engaging with individuals living with or at risk for HIV.
3. Argue the feasibility, benefits, and challenges of establishing sobering centers as a core component of a community response to acute intoxication.