Behavioral Health Department
Ventura County Alcohol and Drug Programs
Under the auspices of the Ventura County Behavioral Health Department, Alcohol and Drug Programs is the principal division responsible for the planning, coordination, and delivery of program services. A continuum of care encompassing prevention, intervention and treatment services comprises alcohol and other drug services throughout our community. Additionally, ADP ensures that state, federal and local funding is disbursed for program services throughout Ventura County.
To ensure the integrity of its system of care, ADP currently incorporates a model of service delivery encompassing both public and private sector service providers. Along side county operated centers, ADP contracts with private providers to deliver services spanning a continuum of care encompassing prevention, treatment and intervention services. The success of its delivery model hinges on the active coordination, collaboration and planning of services undertaken by the Department over the course of many years.
Ventura County Behavioral Health, Alcohol & Drug Programs, Prevention Services are designed to prevent alcohol and other drug-related community problems using environmental and community change approaches. The mission is to implement effective and sustainable primary prevention initiatives to reduce community alcohol and other drug problems.
We engage many segments of our community including residents, coalitions, a wide range of agencies including law enforcement, medical partners, colleges and universities, and elected officials; all to address the problems posed by alcohol and drugs across Ventura County. Our current Prevention Services initiatives include Impaired Driving, Underage and Binge Drinking, Prescription and Over-the-counter Drug Abuse, Meth and Other Drugs of Abuse, and Marijuana.
Ventura County Alcohol & Drug Programs offer a range of outpatient treatment services designed to help individuals coping with a substance use disorder. Our services include screening, crisis intervention, individual, group and family counseling, HIV education, assessment and evaluation, referrals to community based services, and outreach to the community.
Our Youth Services and Adult Services programs serve the entire county, with clinics located in Oxnard, Ventura, Fillmore and Simi Valley. Specialized programs provide services for pregnant and parenting women, adolescents, and persons who have been dually diagnosed with substance use and mental health problems. Fees are based on an ability to pay.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Program:
First Offender DUI and Multiple Offender DUI Programs
The Ventura County DUI Program offers a First Offender DUI Program and a Multiple Offender DUI Program for individuals convicted of driving under the influence. The program consists of education sessions, and group and individual counseling. Programs are offered in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Oxnard, Ventura and Fillmore, CA.
A New Start for Moms
“I had no idea that my drinking alcohol would affect his ability to speak or learn to walk.”
Our program serves women who are using alcohol or drugs while pregnant, and women with children. If you need help, or know someone that may have a problem, call us. We can help. The first step begins with a call for help: 805.981.9250
Youth Services Program
Our Youth Services programs provide a broad range of services for alcohol and drug-related problems which include prevention services, assessment, treatment, crisis intervention and referral services to youth and families. Our programs are county-wide, with clinics located in Oxnard, Ventura, Simi Valley and Fillmore.
Services consist of school programs, specialty court programs, and clinics serving the general community. The school based programs are at Pacific High School, Frontier High School, and the Gateway High School Recovery Classroom. Referrals to our programs come through families, school counselors, teachers, community-based organizations, mental health providers, probation and more.