Drug abuse statistics in Nevada

Nevada has a population of 3,143,991 people. The most recent data from the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that 596,000 people over the age of 12 had abused illegal substances in the past month, around 18.96% of the population. 578,000 reported marijuana use in the past month and 767,000 in the past year. The report also found that 73,000 Nevada residents had abused cocaine in the past year, 94,000 had abused meth, and 141,000 had abused prescription pain medication. 22,000 people over the age of 18 reported using heroin in the last year. Those reporting opioid misuse including heroin, painkillers, and fentanyl in Nevada totaled 143,000 people.

Alcohol abuse in Nevada

Alcohol misuse was also reported in Nevada with 1,366,000 people over the age of 12 saying they had used alcohol in the last month and 720,000 reporting binge drinking. The perceived risk of people over 12 years of age indulging in problematic alcohol use (5 or more drinks twice a week) in a month was 1,399,000 people.

Overdose deaths in Nevada

In 2021, Nevada saw a total of 865 recorded drug-related overdose deaths. This includes those that were accidental or unidentifiable but excludes those that were related to suicide or homicide. The total number of alcohol-related deaths (including overdose and all other causes) was 812 people.

Addiction treatment statistics in Nevada

The NSDUH report also recorded the total amount of substance abuse disorders in Nevada and those who currently require treatment. The report found that 590,000 were recorded as having a substance use disorder (SUD) and 359,000 had an alcohol use disorder. 76,000 people were recorded as having an opioid use disorder including those with painkiller, heroin, and other opioid-based drug use disorders. There are also many who have been diagnosed with or reported a substance, illicit drug, or alcohol use disorder that require rehab treatment and are not receiving it. The report found that 356 people in Nevada needed treatment for illicit substance abuse, 342,000 required treatment for an alcohol use disorder, and 543,000 needed treatment for a diagnosed substance use disorder.

What treatment options are available in Nevada?

Rehab centers in Nevada offer treatment depending on your specific needs. The treatment options in rehab centers in Nevada are behavioral therapy counseling, medication-assisted treatment,  intensive outpatient treatment, and detox services.

Most rehab centers have special programs for young adults, older adults, veterans, and even clients who have gone through other forms of abuse.

Treatment centers in Nevada that offer these treatment options are listed below:

Medication-assisted treatment Centers in Nevada

Detox centers in Nevada for teens and young people

Residential rehab centers in Nevada

Nevada addiction treatment programs for seniors

How do I pay for rehab in Nevada?

There are numerous payment options you can use to cover your rehab costs. Most rehab centers in Nevada accept payment in cash and credit card. But this option can be expensive when paying for long-term care.

Other payment options include using Public health insurance programs like Medicaid or getting on a private insurance plan to cover the cost of addiction treatment.

Some facilities even allow uninsured individuals to split the rehab cost into smaller payments paid over some time.

Government assistance for rehab in Nevada

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)is on a mission to protect, promote, and improve the mental and physical health of the people Of Nevada.

This division offers addiction treatment services, like inpatient care, training sessions, and Wellness and prevention programs to improve the well-being of individuals trying to overcome their addiction.

You can reach them at their 24-hour public health emergency contact (775) -684-5920.