Tulsa Sobering Center


At the discretion of the detaining police officer, adults detained for public intoxication, who have not committed any other crimes, can be taken to the Tulsa Sobering Center for a 10-hour period to "sleep it off" in a safe clean environment. During their stay, participants are provided with food and a cot.

  • Participants must complete the minimum 10-hour period
  • During their stay at the Tulsa Sobering Center, individuals can receive information about and access to counseling and rehabilitation programs for substance abuse at their discretion. If eligible, participants will have immediate and ongoing access to these services available at 12 & 12.
  • Participants can also be picked up by a family or friend at the end of the 10-hour holding period or can have 12 & 12 arrange for transportation by a third-party, to an off-site location of the participant's choosing (within a five mile radius of the Tulsa Sobering Center).
  • At the end of the holding period, adults are released from Tulsa Sobering Center without criminal charges, court dates or a record of arrest.


How long will an individual have to stay at the Sobering Center?
There is a minimum 10-hour holding period before someone can be released.

My friend was arrested for public intoxication, how will I know if they are at the Sobering Center or jail?
You can call Tulsa Sobering Center to find out if your friend is there. However, if your friend has requested confidentiality, you will not be told if he/she is at the Tulsa Sobering Center.

When individuals are taken to the Sobering Center, will they have the opportunity to make a phone call or have visitors?
Yes, individuals taken to the Tulsa Sobering Center will have the opportunity to make a phone call, but visitors will not be accepted at the facility.

Tulsa Sobering Center, 6333 E. Skelly Drive
(Located within the Hardesty Family Foundation Wing at the 12 & 12, Inc. facility)
(918) 664-4742

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