The Sobering Center
Introduced by Lion John Nyfeler
The Sobering Center Austin provides a safe environment for publicly intoxicated individuals to sober up and, when appropriate, initiate recovery
The Sobering Center Austin is for persons who meet the legal definition of intoxication. Individuals may only be referred and transported to the facility by law enforcement or emergency medical services. It is not a place where friends or family members can bring someone to sober up.
About our speaker: Christine Hassall is a manager at The Sobering Center, where she began work in March of this year. Her job there is to help connect clients to treatment. Prior to that she was program director for Right Step, Austin, an outpatient substance abuse facility.
Christine relocated to Austin 10 years ago from Scotland where she spent 16 years as a family practice physician. She became interested in addiction mainly because she saw her patients were not receiving the help they needed. She retrained to gain expertise in the addiction field and opened methadone clinics for her patients.
When she relocated to Texas, Christine realized her passion was in counseling and she was active in that field for seven years before taking on her current position.
Christine is the proud mom of three children. She has two sons who are Eagle Scouts and she spends her spare time volunteering with the Scouts. Christine also enjoys walking her dog on Austin’s wonderful trails.
Featured Lunch Meal $12:
Optional Lunch Meal $12:
Meals provided by Manny Sifuentes, manager at Cafe del Rio, a business staffed by the Texas Commission for the Blind.
Please register by 5 p.m. on Tuesday
We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up.
If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please call 512-441-1555.
Drive slowly on Campus!
Remember that the speed limit at TSBVI is 10 mph.