Substance Use Services for Women

The Department of Health Services is committed to providing prevention information and substance abuse services which are accessible, effective, and sensitive to the needs of women. Staff understands women often face barriers to accessing treatment, such as transportation, child care, lack of insurance coverage, and lack of support systems. Additionally, staff recognizes women continue to face significant stigma and a fear of consequences associated with seeking services.

The Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is committed to working with its partners around the state to reduce these barriers and increase access to effective prevention and treatment services to assist women in reaching their recovery goals.


  • My Baby & Me, a program of the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation that helps women stop or significantly reduce their alcohol use during pregnancy.
  • Opioid Treatment Services Directory, a listing of organizations providing treatment for addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers.
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center for Excellence, an initiative of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration devoted to the prevention and treatment of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
  • Substance Abuse Prevention, a collection of resources focused on the prevention of unhealthy use of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Substance Use Disorders, a collection of information about the definition and diagnosis of a substance use disorder.
  • Treatment Locator, a database of substance use treatment providers maintained by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
  • Urban/Rural Women's Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Projects, an overview of a statewide project that serves adult women in need of alcohol and other drug use treatment who are also receiving other services.
  • Wisconsin Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, an organization that exists to make a difference in the lives of children who are in danger because their parents or caregivers are using, dealing, or manufacturing drugs.
  • Wisconsin Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Project, a program of UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine that provides training and consultation on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, clinical assessment of women and children at risk, and support to professionals working in the field.
  • Wisconsin Tobacco Quitline, a free hotline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) available 24/7 for smokers who want help quitting.
Last Revised: November 18, 2015