Using Drugs or Alcohol While Pregnant?
Nevada Treatment Centers and Resources
There are many organizations and resources in Nevada to help people struggling with drug or alcohol use during pregnancy. You can find a treatment center in your area below, or call the Substance Use Help Line if you just want to talk. There are also some self-help programs in Nevada if you’re looking for a 12-step program.
Substance Use Help Line: 1.800.450.9530
Pregnant women have admission and treatment priority at treatment programs funded by the SAPT Block Grant (per 45 CFR Part 96), and Medicaid and sliding scale fees may be payment options at treatment centers. SAPT Block Grant funded non-profit centers must not deny treatment to persons unable to pay, and may provide sliding scale payment options and serve Medicaid-eligible clients. The treatment centers listed above at the link “Find a treatment center in your area” are all SAPT Block Grant funded and give pregnant women admission and treatment priority, as well as not denying treatment based on ability to pay.
Remember, let them know you are pregnant when you call
Plan of Care
The CARA Plan of Care is a voluntary referral to services designed to support the health and safety of you and your baby, both now and in the months ahead. Your hospital care team will offer you a CARA Plan of Care if your baby was affected by drugs or alcohol in the womb. You and your care team will develop the CARA Plan of Care together before you leave the hospital. The CARA Plan of Care’s purpose is to:
- Make sure you and your baby remain healthy and safe.
- Support you in caring for your baby at home.
- Connect you and your baby with services you might need
Find more information and a copy of the voluntary form here:
- CARA Family Brochure (English)
- CARA Family Brochure (Spanish)
- CARA Plan of Care Form (English)
- CARA Plan of Care Form (Spanish)
National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support, resources and referrals to any pregnant and postpartum mothers facing mental health
challenges and their loved ones. The service is available via phone and text in English or Spanish.
Call or text, 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) to connect with counselors at the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline.
Pregnancy and a new baby can bring a range of emotions. In fact, many feel overwhelmed, sad, or anxious at different times during their pregnancy and even after the baby is born. For many, these feelings go away on their own. But for some, these emotions are more serious and may stay for months. The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline’s counselors provide real-time emotional support, encouragement, information, and referrals. Pregnant and postpartum people can get the help and resources they need, when they need it.
Are you a new parent and feeling sad, worried, overwhelmed, or concerned that you aren’t good enough? You aren’t alone. You aren’t to blame. With help, you can feel better. Call or text,
1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) to connect with counselors at the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline. Learn more at www.MCHB.HRSA.gov/national-maternal-mental-healthhotline.
There are many resources out there for people who are just looking for information regarding pregnancy and substance use, including those to stop smoking. We also have printed resources available. You can call 211 or use this website to find a treatment center in your area.
- Reference Guide for Reproductive Health Complicated by Substance Use
- Substance Use During Pregnancy Provider Toolkit
- National Institutes of Health
- Marijuana and Pregnancy
- Opioid Resources
- Smoking and Pregnancy
- Women and Alcohol
- Mother to Baby Fact Sheets on Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Exposures
- March of Dimes “Caring for a Baby with NAS”
- Newborn Withdrawal
- Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Guide for Families
- Pregnancy and Opioids: What Families Need to Know about Opioid Misuse and Treatment During Pregnancy
- What You Need to Know about Marijuana Use and Pregnancy– CDC handout
- Perinatal Substance Use (infographics and social media posts)– these materials on substance use in pregnancy and NAS by the National Perinatal Association are free to download, print and share