Treatment Services for Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorder
Pregnant and post-partum women seeking treatment receive priority
admission at any SAPTA funded treatment facility in Nevada.
The Bureau of
Behavioral Health Wellness and Prevention has partnered with Crisis Support
Services of Nevada (CSSNV) to implement a statewide substance abuse hotline and
case management program. CSSNV staff are an experienced highly trained team of
advocates who provide immediate crisis intervention services. CSSNV is
confidential and free to use, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all
who are in need of their services. As a SAPTA certified provider or high-risk
client you can either call (775)784-8085 or text “SAPTA” to 839863 if you are
seeking an emergency placement.
Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)
Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) was signed into law
on July 22, 2016, with the purpose of addressing the nation’s
prescription drug and opioid epidemic. CARA went into effect July 22, 2016,
including Title V, Section 503, “Infant Plan of Safe Care.” The legislation (PL
114-198) makes several changes to Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
- Removes the term “illegal”
regarding substance abuse; substances of abuse may include prescribed
medications as well as illegal substances and alcohol.
- Requires that Plans of Safe Care
address the needs of both the infant and the affected family or caregiver.
- Specifies that data on affected
infants and Plans of Safe Care be reported by states to the maximum extent
- Requires that states develop and
implement monitoring systems regarding the implementation of such plans to
determine whether and in what manner local entities are providing, in
accordance with state requirements, referrals to and delivery of
appropriate services for the infant and affected family or caregiver.
to their CARA Infant Plans of Safe Care as a CARA Plan of Care as to not be
confused with a CPS Safety Assessment. The development of a CARA Plan of Care
is designed to promote the health and safety of an infant born substance
exposed and identified as affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms
resulting from prenatal substance exposure or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
(FASD); and to support the health and well-being of the infant’s
mother/caregiver by connecting the family to treatment, social services and
information on Federal Legislation and State of Nevada Regulations on CARA Plans
of Care please view Resources and Materials attached below.
The Nevada Perinatal Health Initiative
The Nevada Perinatal Health Initiative has been underway for more than a year. This network of medical professionals, social workers, hospitals, clinics, behavioral health programs, and policymakers has been meeting regularly to improve health outcomes for pregnant women and women of childbearing age impacted by substance use. This includes a statewide Reproductive Health Network (RHN), a Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA) workgroup, a Provider Education and Practice Standards (PEPS) workgroup, and leadership from a Core Team of subject matter experts. These dedicated participants have accomplished many things in support of women and families in our state. For more information about participation in any of these work groups please contact the Women’s Services Coordinator, Aundrea Ogushi at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Resources and Materials
Reference Guide for Reproductive Health
Complicated by Substance Use
Sober Moms, Healthy Babies
Our mission is to reduce
the impact of substance use in Nevada. One of our primary goals is to prevent
alcohol and drug use among women of childbearing years and women currently
pregnant. To achieve this goal, we partner with many of the treatment centers
in the state that treat pregnant women struggling with addiction. Visit our
page to find help near you.
Nevada 2-1-1 is
committed to helping Nevadans connect with the resources and services you may
need such as housing, mental health, addiction, transportation, and family
Empowering Mothers for Positive Outcomes with Education Recovery, and Early Development. This program was developed to be a guide for new moms as they embark on this next chapter in their lives; the program was designed to help find the best options for women.
Quest Counseling and Consulting - NAS Program
Program offers mental
health counseling and substance use prevention/treatment to pregnant and
postpartum individuals (up to one year postpartum). Our goal is to provide
effective, non-judgmental care to our clients, including Targeted Case
Management, Peer Support Recovery Specialist care, psychiatry and MAT services
and support for our clients to connect with various community agencies.
Nevada Home Visiting
Home visiting is a
service offered to support positive parenting, develop nurturing homes and
promote healthy child development through regular home visits by trained
Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
WIC provides nutritious foods,
nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health and other
social services to participants at no charge. WIC services income eligible
pregnant and postpartum and breastfeeding women and infants and children up to
age 5 who are nutrition risk.