NEVADA SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Nevada is a state located in the Western part of the United States. In the northwest and northeast direction it is bordered by Oregon and Idaho respectively. In the west it is bordered by California, in the southeast direction by Arizona and in the east direction by Utah. Nevada is the 32nd most populous, 7th most extensive and the 9th least densely populated state in the United States. Carson city is the capital of Nevada.
These are the top cities in Nevada:
|S.No||Name of the cities||Population||Latitude / Longitude|
|1||Wichita||389,965||37.692 / -97.338|
|2||Overland Park||186,515||38.982 / -94.671|
|3||Kansas City||151,306||39.114 / -94.62|
|4||Olathe||134,305||38.881 / -94.819|
|5||Topeka||127,265||39.048 / -95.678|
Most commonly abused substance in Nevada
- Methamphetamine particularly crystal meth
- Other opioids, such as prescription painkillers
Substance abuse statistics
- For the highest rate of residents abusing illicit drugs in the state nevada ranks 3rd in the top 5 and for the drug abuse it ranks among the top 10.
- Nevada teen painkiller use is higher than the national average of 4.7 percent. Where as the state surpasses the average nationwide on the usage of pain reliever abuse in the year 2013-2014 about 5.4%(12,000).
- According to a report by SAMHSA, about 158,000 adults were abusing alcohol in the year 2013-2014. The statistics has been improved from 9 to 6.6% in the year 2011 and 2014 respectively.
- Nevada’s illicit drug usage or dependency(2.6%) were par with the national average of about 2.6% and an average of about 62K people in the state older than 12 years were abusing substances in the year 2013-2014.
- In 2013, approximately people died from an opioid overdose in Nevada. Over half of those deaths occurred in Las Vegas.
- If anybody is seeking help to fight their addiction, they are more likely to have higher option for recovery, especially for the prevention of mental illness. In the state only 5% of people who abuse alcohol were in the need for treatment from 2010-2014 and the whole number is about 10,000 people receive treatment in Nevada for alcohol addiction.
- 10.8 percent of Nevada residents used illicit drugs in 2015, which was higher than the national average of 9.3 percent. In 2011, the number of residents dependent on or abusing illegal substances was only 3.45 percent.
- Due to methamphetamine abuse about 202 people died in 2015 and in the same year about 71 people died because of heroin overdose.
- There has been observed an ever rise on alcohol abuse in the state compared to the nationwide on each year between 2011 and 2015. For the co-occurring drug and alcohol use disorders about more than 35% people of the state were seeking treatment for that, in the year 2015.
- 8% of Nevada’s population are illicit drug users.
- 16% of people age 12 to 20 reported binge drinking in the past month.
- Nearly 8% of people age 12 to 17, and nearly 12% of people 18 to 25 reported recreational use of prescription pain relievers in the past year.
- In 2013, a single day count found over 7,000 individuals enrolled in substance abuse treatment, while many times that number need treatment but aren’t receiving it.
Substance abuse treatment
Nevada has 77 treatment facilities. The vast majority of these are clustered around Las Vegas, Reno, and Carson City.
In 2017, the state had:
- 68 outpatient facilities
- 23 residential facilities
- 8 hospital inpatient programs
In 2005- 2015 Nevada Total Substance Abuse Admissions in the age of 12 and older
For substance abuse addiction about 6,630 people received treatment
|S.No||Name of the drug||Number people received treatment||percentage|
SAMHSA’s National Helpline
If you are struggling with addiction, SAMHSA helps you to find local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
Addiction Aide HotLine
Addiction aide provides confidential drug abuse assessment and treatment placement tailored to your individual needs. Achieve Long-term recovery, give us a call or fill out the form below and we will respond as soon as possible.
Find a way to your recovery
Nevada ranks in the top position for the drug and alcohol addiction among all the states of America. The state government opens many treatment centers to help its people. Even the private organisation too has many facilities and runs many campaigns to create awareness about addiction among the people. There were many outpatients and residential facilities available all over the state, you can find the best treatment center. You can even call addictionaide to get help from.
Current captions about Drug abuse in Nevada
From 2015-2016, nearly 17% of people were engaged in abusing illegal drugs.
Drug overdose increased by 7.4%
In 2016, nearly 408 people lost their lives due to opioid overdose