Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment
Richard Nance, Director
Federal priorities for treatment under the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment block grant specify that pregnant women must receive highest priority for treatment along with intravenous drug abusers. The Utah County Local Substance Abuse Authority Board further prioritizes women with dependent children as a Utah County priority population. Women in drug and alcohol treatment have unique barriers that must be overcome in order to enhance their chances to remain in treatment through completion. These needs include child care, primary health care, transportation, housing, education, and employment. The House of Hope residential treatment program, and the two Promise of Women and Families programs are designed to meet these priorities and needs.