Substance Abuse Resources in Nevada
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Nevada residents experience approximately 26 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 total population. More than 800 people died of a drug overdose in 2020.1
Alcohol use is also a problem in Nevada. The state experienced more than 1500 alcohol-related deaths from 2015 to 2019.2
There are many treatment options available at both the state and federal levels. Treatment can be inpatient or outpatient, depending on your needs.
Inpatient treatment allows you to live at a treatment facility while you receive care. Outpatient treatment allows you to live at home and receive care on an outpatient basis.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, there are many resources available to help.
State Funded Substance Abuse Resources
There are several state-funded substance abuse resources available in Nevada. These resources provide the help you need to overcome addiction.
State-funded resources include the 24-hour Nevada Substance Abuse Helpline at 1-866-893-7827, as well as:
Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services
480 Galletti Way, Sparks NV 89431 (same campus as the central NNAMHS site)
Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services
6161 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas Nevada 89146
Behavioral Health Services of Carson, Carson City, Nevada
775 Fleischmann Way
Carson City, NV 89703
Choices Group, Las Vegas, Nevada
1785 E. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Step 2, Reno, Nevada
3700 Safe Harbor Way
Reno, NV 89512
Support Groups in Nevada
Nevada is also home to several addiction recovery support groups, including:
Dealers Choice AA Group
1220 Shadow Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89102
SMART Recovery Sparks
Sparks, NV 89434 USA
SMART Recovery Reno
580 W 5th Street, Reno, NV, 89503, USA
SMART Recovery Las Vegas
900 E Karen Ave., Suite D-206, Las Vegas, NV, 89109, USA
You can find the program nearest to you by visiting the SMART Recovery Website.
The Mainstream Group
Henderson, NV, and online
9550 S Eastern Ave, Suite 253
Las Vegas, NV 89123
VA Benefits & Rehab Coverage in Nevada
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) helps veterans with physical or mental disabilities get the treatment and support they need. To qualify for coverage, veterans must:
- Have a service-connected disability that limits their ability to work
- Meet certain income and asset requirements
Information about addiction resources for veterans in Nevada is available at:
Nevada Department of Veterans Services
The State VA offers support and information for a variety of resources for veterans.
You can reach them at https://veterans.nv.gov/ or by contacting (949) 276-2886.
According to the NV VA website, addiction recovery services are provided by:
Sunshine Behavioral Health
7655 Golden Lantern Ct
Las Vegas, NV 89139
Desert Hope Treatment Center
2465 E Twain Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89121
The Desert Hope Treatment Center is an in-network with TRICARE and works with the VA directly as a VA Community Care Network Provider.
If you're struggling with addiction, know that you are not alone. There are many resources available to help you on your journey to recovery. Here are just a few of the national services that can help:
Suicide Crisis Line
Veteran Crisis Line
Dial: 988 and press 1
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Drug Overdose Mortality by State.” cdc.gov, 2018.
- America’s Health Rankings. “Explore Excessive Drinking in Nevada | 2021 Annual Report.” americashealthrankings.org.
- NCDAS. “Alcohol Abuse Statistics : National + State Data.” drugabusestatistics.org, 2022.
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. “Alcohol Facts and Statistics.” niaaa.nih.gov, 2019.
- “Nevada Department of Veterans Services.” Nevada Department of Veterans Services, veterans.nv.gov/.
- “Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS) Overview.” dpbh.nv.gov.