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)

    The 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 (CAPTA), including:

    • 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 practicable.
    • 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.

    Nevada refers 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 other support.

    For more 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 or

      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


        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.


        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

        (775) 786-6880

        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 professionals.

        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.

        Nevada Medicaid