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Alcohol and Other Drugs Services

Overview

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Services

If you or a loved one is dealing with drug addiction, alcoholism, prescription drug abuse or chemical dependency, seeking help is the first step in recovery.  As the mental health and substance use plan for Medi-Cal beneficiaries residing in San Mateo County, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) offers free consultation, assessment, linkages, and referrals to a network of contracted community-based substance use treatment providers throughout the County.  Call our Access Call Center for assistance.

Alcohol and Other Drug treatment services include: detoxification services, outpatient, residential, and medication assisted treatment. Services provided are based on individual needs and are available to San Mateo County residents on a sliding fee scale. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Priority admission is given to pregnant and parenting women.

BHRS administers substance use prevention and treatment funds from federal, state and local sources and provide a wide range of services for the education, prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol disorders.                               

General information

Rx Opioid Safe

While opioid use in San Mateo County is currently not as big a problem as that of many other communities, it’s important that everyone understand the risks and benefits related to prescription pain medications (opioids).

Download our factsheet here.

What are opioids?

Opioid pain relievers are prescription pain medications that can be dangerous and highly addictive, even for people who have no history of substance use disorders.

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Recovery Services & Resources

For assistance in finding mental health and/or substance use services for someone who may be experiencing a mental illness and/or substance use condition, or for someone you are concerned about, call the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services ACCESS Call Center for information, an assessment and a referral based on individual needs.

ACCESS Call Center: Phone: (800) 686-0101, TDD: (800) 943-2833

Privately insured? Contact your carrier to learn about coverage options and services available to you through your health insurance plan.

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Help Quitting Tobacco

Congratulations on taking the first step to quitting smoking!

This might be the most important step you ever take to care for yourself. You can quit, and we can help.

See the bottom of this page for a list of programs that can support you as you work toward a smoke-free life.

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