Perinatal Substance Use Treatment Support
Pregnant women seeking help with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) receive Priority admission for treatment. We can help you find the services you need.
This toolkit was created as an outgrowth of wider efforts through the Nevada National Governors Association Learning Network on Improving Birth Outcomes to help improve birth outcomes in core areas of focus, including: 1. Promoting Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, 2. Expanding Healthcare access, 3. Reducing Exposure to alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco, and 4. Extending Gestational Periods. Nevada’s public health approach to maternal substance misuses aims to address substance use during pregnancy by providing resources to assist with screening for substance use and help locating treatment centers. State funded treatment centers must grant admission priority for pregnant women and cannot deny treatment to pregnant women, regardless of their ability to pay.
Sober Moms, Healthy Babies
This website is provided by the Maternal and Child Health Title V Block Grant program and the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA), both of which are part of the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, State of Nevada Health and Human Services Department.
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. Overall, for State Fiscal Year 2013, SAPTA funded 22 treatment organizations, providing services in 68 locations throughout Nevada. Together, these providers had 11,907 treatment admissions.
Crisis Call Center
(775) 784-8090 / (800) 273-8255
24 hour crisis line to provide a safe, non-judgmental source of support for individuals in any type of crisis. In addition to a 24-hour crisis hotline, Crisis Call Center also offers crisis intervention through text messaging, Text "ANSWER" to 839863.
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 support services.
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 serves income eligible pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk.
Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS)
Link to your local office for contact information:
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 professionals. Families, who are expecting or have children up to age five, may voluntarily request these free in home services.
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.
Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)
On July 22, 2016, the President signed into law the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) which, among other provisions, amended sections106(b)(2)(B)(ii) and (iii) of CAPTA to remove the term “illegal” as applied to substance abuse affecting infants and to specifically require that plans of safe care address the needs of both infants and their families or caretakers. CARA also added requirements relating to data collection and monitoring.
The development of a plan of safe care for the infant born and identified as being affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms, or a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to ensure the safety and well-being of such infant following release from the care of healthcare providers, including through –
(I) addressing the health and substance use disorder treatment needs of the infant and affected family or caregiver; and
(II) the development and implementation by the State of 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. CARA also amended the annual data report requirements in section 106(d) of CAPTA. States will now need to report, to the maximum extent practicable: the number of infants identified under subsection 106(b)(2)(B)(ii); the number of such infants for whom a plan of safe care was developed; and the number of such infants for whom a referral was made for appropriate services, including services for the affected family or caregiver.
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) provides federal funding and guidance to states in support of prevention, assessment, investigation, prosecution, and treatment activities and also provides grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations, including Indian tribes and tribal organizations, for demonstration programs and projects. Additionally, CAPTA identifies the federal role in supporting research, evaluation, technical assistance, and data collection activities; establishes the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect; and establishes a national clearinghouse of information relating to child abuse and neglect.1 CAPTA also sets forth a federal definition of child abuse and neglect. In 2015, the federal definitions of “child abuse and neglect” and “sexual abuse” were expanded by the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act to include a child who is identified as a victim of sex trafficking or severe forms of trafficking in persons.