Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Services

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​help.jpgWe provide prevention and treatment services for substance (alcohol and drugs) use disorders. We contract with an array of community-based service providers throughout Sacramento County. The range of services provided through these organizations includes prevention services, outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient services, medication-assisted treatment, withdrawal management (detoxification), residential treatment, recovery residences, and more. Services are available for youth, young adults, perinatal/parenting women, adults, and seniors. Services will be provided to meet your cultural and language needs free of charge.

Overdose: Do not hesitate to call 911 for medical emergencies involving substance use. If you or someone you know has overdosed, calling 911 as soon as possible could help save a life. Naloxone (Narcan®) is medication that could immediately counter the effects of an opioid/heroin overdose. You can administer it while someone is overdosing and should call 911 immediately. Many emergency personnel carry it with them, and it is also available from select pharmacies without a prescription. Ask your health care provider or local pharmacy for more information 

Substance Use Disord​er Warning Signs

  • Drastic changes in mood or behavior (anger, irritability, hostility, impulsivity, violence, anxiety, tiredness, withdrawn, sadness, depression).
  • Changes in eating and/or sleeping habits.
  • Arguing with family or friends about alcohol and/or drug use.
  • Memory problems/blackout.
  • Neglecting hom​e or work responsibilities.
  • Associating with peers that use alcohol/drugs.
  • Strong cravings or frequent thoughts about alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Driving under the influence/alcohol or drug related arrests.

How Can You Get Substance Use Treatment Services?

We provide treatment services to youth and adults who are struggling with a substance use disorder.  To determine treatment needs and level of care to support recovery, a preliminary assessment will be conducted by our clinical staff. 

​To request an ​​over-the-phone assessment and referral to an appropriate treatment provider, please call: 

System of Care for Substance Use Treatment​

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday (excluding County holidays)​​
Phone: (916) 874-9754 or (888) 881-4881
After Hours: (888) 881-4881

What Are Prevention Programs And How Can You Participate?

Prevention programs​ are directed at individuals who may be at risk of developing a substance use disorder but have not been determined to require treatment for a substance use disorder. To learn more about our prevention programs and/or participate in a prevention program, please see Prevention Services & Provider Directory

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