Taking A Step Toward Recovery
Welcome to Recovery Wave, the resource page of the County of Santa Cruz Substance Use Disorder Services. We aim to provide you with information, to connect you and your loved ones with care, and to support you in addressing substance use issues of any kind.
We understand that substance use is a complex, multifaceted issue. It may be intertwined with other mental health challenges, trauma, criminal justice involvement, and multigenerational patterns. We treat substance use using a medical model to address a wide range of co-factors, and offer empowering strategies to facilitate change driven by the individual’s goals and circumstances.
Our coordinated care network strives to facilitate compassionate, nonjudgmental, individualized care for each person with respect for their culture and wishes. Utilizing evidence-based strategies, our care providers offer services along a full continuum ranging from early intervention to crisis management. We offer help to those who are considering making changes to their substance use, those who want to make small lifestyle changes to increase wellness, and those who desire support for major life changes. All are welcome!