Substance Use Disorder Services

Substance Use Disorder Services


Substance use disorders are a major public health and safety problem impacting children, youth, families, and communities. Substance use disorder treatment programs provide an integrated system of community-based substance use disorder prevention, intervention, and treatment and recovery services throughout San Diego County. The County of San Diego provides a range of programs and services to address substance use across the lifespan, to include specialized programs to address the needs of pregnant and parenting women, youth and adolescents, and individuals with justice-involvement.

Clients receiving services through County-operated or contracted programs are treated with equality, in a welcoming and non-discriminatory manner, consistent with applicable state and federal law. Client fees are waived for Medi-Cal eligible individuals participating in Medi-Cal certified services (except required share of cost). No services will be refused due to a client’s inability to pay.

  • If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, contact 9-1-1.
  • For screening, referrals or more information about substance use disorders treatment services, call the Access and Crisis Line at 888-724-7240 (TTY: 711)
  • If you are a treatment provider working with a client you feel may benefit from a screening for substance use disorder, please call the Access and Crisis Line at 888-724-7240 (TTY: 711 or contact any SUD program directly to refer your client for a screening and referral. For a list of programs in your region, please follow the Provider Directory link here.
SUD Prevention Programs

Focused Countywide Initiatives and Regional Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Prevention Programs utilize environmental prevention strategies and media advocacy to work with a variety of partners including community groups and youth to change conditions that contribute to SUD-related problems.

SUD Treatment Services

Behavioral Health Services (BHS) provides a Continuum of Substance Use Disorder treatment services for San Diego County residents, to include youth and adolescents, pregnant and parenting women, and adults. Programs serve Medi-Cal or Medi-Cal eligible residents, including individuals with low-income. 

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