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Substance use affects everyone and reaches all ages, races, ethnicities, and social classes. Some studies have estimated that 1 in 10 adults (above 12 years old) have a substance use disorder. The chances are you know someone with this treatable disease.

There are many different types of substance use disorders, including alcohol, illicit drugs, prescribed drugs, and smoking. Substance use is not a moral failing; it is a chronic illness, just like hypertension and diabetes.

PVHMC provides an innovative approach to substance use disorder to help our community. If you know someone who is currently using alcohol, stimulants, opioids, or other illicit drugs and wants to change their life, we are here to help.

The facts about substance use disorder:

  • 21.9% of Americans aged 12 and over used illicit drugs in the past year.
  • The opioid epidemic continues to grow, causing an increase in overdose deaths, with over 107,000 lives lost in recent years.
  • 16.5% of people aged 12 and over met the criteria for having a substance use disorder in the past year.
  • Including alcohol and tobacco, over 60% of Americans aged 12 years or older currently abuse substances.

Statistics are taken from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2021, and other recent reports.

What is offered at PVHMC?

PVHMC provides awareness, prevention, resources and support for all substance use and all ages. Our Substance Use Navigator assists patients, community members, and employees with education about Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder and harm reduction services. In addition, the navigator can link anyone with resources for inpatient, outpatient, or detox services and support services. If you know someone wanting to change their lifestyle, call or text our Substance Use Navigator at 909.865.9501 ext. 3324.

Substance Use Navigator services offered at PVHMC:

  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder: Providing evidence-based treatment options for those struggling with opioid addiction.
  • Referral and Assistance to Treatment with Community Partners: Connecting patients with trusted local treatment resources for comprehensive support.
  • Stimulant Prevention Awareness and Education: Offering educational resources on stimulant use prevention (SAMHSA).
  • Resources and Support for Substance Use: Access to resources for alcohol, opioids, stimulants, and other substances (SAMHSA).
  • Harm Reduction and Naloxone Distribution Project (NDP): Distributing Naloxone Narcan Nasal Spray kits for emergency use at home for patients, their families, friends, and community members.
  • Education to Reduce Stigma: Providing educational initiatives to combat the stigma associated with substance use disorder.

How Does PVHMC Set the Bar?

PVHMC ED has the first MAT program in our service area. Our collaboration with CA Bridge has given patients with opioid use disorder hope. Our program provides low-barrier treatment with linkage to resources and support.

We provide community resources and partner with many local treatment facilities to provide the best options for our patients, including inpatient, intensive outpatient, and telehealth services.

Our NDP program is the first hospital in the area to give Naloxone free of charge for home emergency use to save lives.

For more information, visit CA Bridge and SAMHSA.

Important Phone Numbers:

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
  • LA County Substance Abuse Service Helpline: 844-804-7500


  • National Institute of Health. US Department of Health and Human Services.
  • National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2021