Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services
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If you have a Behavioral Health emergency, please call 9-1-1.
To access referrals or call the Crisis Line, phone 1-888-724-7240.
San Diego County's substance use prevention strategy uses a community-change model to prevent substance use problems throughout the region.
The prevention strategy focuses on four primary Countywide initiatives:
- The Binge and Underage Drinking Initiative (1995), which addresses underage drinking issues in our communities and across the Border;
- Methamphetamine Strike Force (1996), which addresses the personal, community and environmental impact of methamphetamine;
- The Marijuana Initiative (2005), which focuses on youth use of marijuana, and
- The Prescription Drug Task Force (2008), which addresses the illicit use of prescription drugs in the region.
Providing a targeted focus on these issues allows the County to develop long term, strategic and sustainable prevention plans for each initiative, provides coordination and shared resources where possible, and provides flexible prioritization in each region regarding how each initiative will be tailored to individual community needs.
Advanced Social Host Ordinances approved in all 18 cities within the County, as well as unincorporated areas
Created a Methamphetamine Report Card
Created the Prescription Drug Report Card
Worked with Tijuana officials to establish and allocate funds for Responsible Beverage Services and Sales training to reduce U.S. youth drinking in Tijuana
Worked with community members to pass permanent alcohol-free beaches
Provide Responsible Beverage Service training to over 1000 persons annually and train over 700 volunteers to serve alcohol responsibly at special events around the County
Created the Marijuana Prevention Initiative to educate the community about harms to public safety and youth use
Created the Safe Pain Medication Prescribing in Emergency Departments guidelines
- Developed a Prescription Drug Abuse plan
The following list of sites provide prevention services throughout the County, grouped by geographic location.
Central San Diego County
Mid-City for Youth
4275 El Cajon
Blvd, Suite 101
North City Prevention Coalition
8755 Aero Dr,
East San Diego County
East County Community Change Project
North San Diego County
North Inland Community Prevention Program (NICPP)
12344 Oak Knoll Road,
North Coastal Prevention Collaborative
South San Diego County
South Bay Community Change Project
2615 Camino del
Rio South, Suite 300
Countywide Media Advocacy Project
2615 Camino del Rio South, Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92108 Tel: (619) 476-9100, ext 307 Fax: (619) 476-9104
Methamphetamine Strike Force & Prescription Drug Task
8885 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 111 San Diego, CA 92108 Tel: (619) 684-5108 Fax: (619) 919-0027
Prevention Evaluation Project Center for Community Research (CCR)
8885 Rio San Diego, Suite 111 San
Diego, CA 92108
Responsible Hospitality Coalition
2615 Camino del
Rio South, Suite 300
Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force (PDTF)
8885 Rio San
Diego, Ste 111
San Diego County Office of Education
Binge/Underage Drinking Initiative Alcohol Policy
2615 Camino del Rio South, Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92108 Tel: (619) 476-9100, x125
Marijuana Initiative Facilitation
8885 Rio San Deigo, Ste 111 San Diego, CA 92108 Tel: (619) 528-2235 Fax: (619) 528-2297
All programs listed in this site receive funding by contract with the County of San Diego.
If you have administrative information or to provide feedback about this page, send us an email or phone BHS Administration at 619-563-2700.