Drug Addiction in Nevada
Similar to the rest of the United States, Nevada faces a serious drug and alcohol problem with tragic rates of abuse, particularly in regard to opioids, such as prescription painkillers and heroin. Between 2010 and 2015, there were 2,752 opioid-related overdose deaths in Nevada alone, and there were over 10,000 emergency department visits and inpatient hospital admissions related to opioid overdosing.1
Fortunately, professional help and quality treatment are available in Nevada. Various program options include detoxification, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), inpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP), and outpatient treatment. Further, Nevada is home to numerous local support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
Addiction by the Numbers
- In 2014-2015, 13.7% of Nevada adolescents reported past-month alcohol use, compared to 10.6% nationally.4
- 4% of Nevada adolescents reported nonmedical use of prescription opioid painkillers within the past year in 2013-2014 (compared to a national average of 4.7%).3
- 8% of adults aged 12 or older abused or were dependent on alcohol in 2013-2014 (compared to a national average of 6.5%).3
- Only 5% of Nevada residents struggling with an alcohol use disorder received treatment from 2010-2014 (compared to the national average of 7.3%).3
- Only 14.4% of Nevada residents (approximately 10,000 people) struggling with an illicit drug (non-alcohol) use disorder received treatment each year from 2010-2014.3
How Much Does Rehab Cost?
You may be wondering how much your rehab program is going to cost. That’s going to depend on several different influences, such as duration of program, type of facility, location, staff-to-patient ratio, amenities and services offered, and whether or not you have insurance.
Outpatient treatment programs are cheaper than inpatient since they don’t have to provide room and board for patients. Further, most standard inpatient programs are cheaper than luxury or executive programs, which often have lavish offerings, such as gourmet meals, private rooms, spa treatment, and massage therapy. A 30-day program is also going to cost less than a 90-day program.
If you have insurance, it is likely that your provider will cover a portion of your recovery program. It’s important to give them a call to verify your plan’s details.
For those without insurance, many programs offer sliding scale, payment plans, and scholarships to help reduce the cost of treatment. Many people have begun using crowdfunding sites, such as GoFundMe or IndieGoGo, to help raise money for their recovery as well.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there are 80 facilities in Nevada providing support services, counseling, and treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.5
These facilities offer a wide variety of payment options (cash-pay, private health insurance, Medicaid/Medicare, or scholarship/free treatment) in addition to special therapeutic needs, such as dual diagnosis treatment, opioid addiction treatment, domestic violence services, smoking cessation, and support groups.
Local Resources for Recovering Addicts
- Nevada Medicaid – Follow the steps to enroll in Medicaid, a state-federal healthcare program for people who meet certain requirements.
- Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) – Offers extensive directory and listings for behavioral health services, providers, and community resources.
- Nevada 2-1-1 – Directory for support services (suicide, domestic violence, housing and shelter) as well as mental health and addiction resources.
- Crisis Text Line – Offers 24/7 text-message support by trained crisis counselors to confidentially assist anyone at anytime.
- Las Vegas Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous – Find AA meetings in the Las Vegas area.
- Department of Health and Human Services. Opioid Overdose in Nevada Presentation.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Find Facility- Nevada, USA.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Behavioral Health Barometer Nevada, 2015.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Behavioral Health Barometer: Nevada, Volume 4.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2016). National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS): 2016 Data on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities.