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Substance Use Disorders Services

Education, Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery

The mission of the Substance Use Disorders Services Program is to provide opportunities to the diverse population of Santa Cruz County for the education about, prevention of, intervention into, and the recovery from substance use related problems. 

Treatment and early intervention objectives include reduction of substance use and criminality while increasing employment, educational achievement and health, and promoting family well-being.  In addition to the programs listed below, the Substance Use Disorders Services Program Administration also provides county-wide support and monitoring of contract prevention and treatment services.

Treatment and Early Intervention Objectives

  • Reduction of substance use and criminality while increasing productive activity, such as employment and educational achievement
  • Improved health and family well-being

Prevention Services Objectives

  • Changes in awareness, knowledge and attitudes about alcohol and drug problems among youth, parents, and the community-at-large.
  • Support for changes in environmental factors including availability of alcohol and drug-free social and recreational activities.

Substance Use Disorders Services Programs

Prevention Resources & Educational Materials 

  •  A comprehensive on-line listing of agencies and organizations that provide alcohol and drug treatment services within the Santa Cruz County area. 
  • Video Library - Our video library contains approximately 90 videos/dvds and is being upgraded on a monthly basis. Videos can be signed out for various periods of time depending on the need. Please review the list provided and contact the Prevention Coordinator at (831) 454-5003 to arrange a time to check out a video.
  • Printed substance abuse prevention materials are available upon request.
    Call (831) 454-5003 - Agencies/organizations needing large quantities of printed materials (more then 10) should contact one of the following organizations:

Substance Abuse Web Resources



Contact Information
Substance Use
Disorders Services
(831) 454-4050

Fax: (831) 454-4747
1400 Emeline Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Substance Abuse Treatment Planning Meetings and Reports

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Substance Use Disorders Services