Substance Use and Treatment

Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) is proud to offer a high quality continuum of substance use treatment and prevention resources that treat addiction and promote life-long recovery from alcohol and drugs. We recognize the devastating impact of addiction in our community and, for many of us, in the lives of those we love and care for. Our treatment services include specializations for adolescents and adults, women, men, pregnant and post-partum women, and older adults.
  • For screening and referrals to any substance use level of care within our system, contact our 24/7 Substance Use Treatment & Referral Helpline at 1-844-682-7215.
  • To browse our comprehensive directory of services, please refer to the Substance Use Disorders Providers Directory.
  • Alameda County Guide to Drug Medi-Cal Services (DMC-ODS Member Handbook)
  • DMC-ODS Practice Guidelines & Clinical Process Standards - These are the standards of practice and quality management processes in use by Alameda County’s contracted substance use treatment providers.
  • Release of Information for Sharing Substance Use Records - Any information you provide to our Substance Use System of Care, including information provided to our Substance Use Access and Referral Helpline, is highly confidential and will not be shared with other individuals or entities without your permission. If you have provided information to any of our SUD System of Care providers and want them to share this information with any other individual or entity, including other SUD System of Care providers, please complete this Release of Information document and give it to the provider that holds the information you want shared with any individual or entity.

Improvements to the SUD System
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) is happy to announce that our substance use services are expanding to better serve you and your loved ones. As of July 1st, 2018, our substance use services will offer improved access, expanded services, greater appointment availability and a focus on individualized treatment to ensure you are receiving the best care possible. Follow the link for more information about the improvements to the SUD system and how to access services

Helpline Brochure
All Alameda County residents can learn more about the SUD services available to them and receive a screening and referral to SUD services through the Alameda County Substance Use Treatment and Referral Helpline (1-844-682-7215). Open a link from below in the language of your choosing to learn more about the Helpline:

Treatment Priority For Pregnant Woman:
BHCS regards pregnant women with substance use conditions as a special population needing priority access when seeking substance use treatment. BHCS provides an array of outpatient, intensive outpatient and residential treatment programs designed especially for pregnant women. BHCS is committed to providing priority access to pregnant women in all of its substance use treatment programs that are co-ed or serve women only, whether a perinatal program or not.
For a specialized directory of our perinatal substance use services, please refer to the ACBHCS SUD Perinatal Treatment Referral Guide.
Follow the link for perinatal services for women. Contact Us:

Substance Use Disorder System of Care Director
  • Nathan Hobbs, LCSW; Substance Use Disorder System of Care Director
Operational Leadership (SUD) Network Office/Contracts (SUD) Quality Assurance (SUD) Prevention