Drug & Alcohol Treatment Near Reno, NV

Reno, Nevada has long thrived on the aspirations of visitors and residents alike. From a popular waypoint during the California Gold Rush, to today’s gambling destination, the city draws those seeking their fortune. Although it is three times smaller than Las Vegas, Reno is the largest city in northern Nevada and has its own unique attractions that bring in plenty of tourists every year.

While Reno is one of the US’s centers of enjoyment and entertainment, it has also fallen victim to high rates of substance abuse like many places across the country. Prescription drug abuse, particularly opioid addiction, is a large problem in Reno and the rest of Nevada; other intoxicating substances, like alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine, also cause serious harm to the community.

Addiction Treatment Near Reno
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Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers Near Reno

When it comes to looking for drug and alcohol rehab in Reno, NV, there are various types of treatment available. One important aspect you should consider if you are looking into rehab is what level of treatment is going to be best for you. At Desert Hope, we provide several types of treatment programs that can not only help you get started in your recovery, but also help you continue in it. Depending on your relationship with drugs and alcohol is when you enter into treatment, you may find yourself in participating in one or more of the following levels of care offered here at Desert Hope:

  • Medical Detox
  • Inpatient Treatment
  • Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Outpatient Treatment
The two most common programming options offered in treatment centers throughout Nevada include both inpatient and outpatient treatment.
Rehab Services & Programs

Nevada Rehabilitation Services & Programs

Throughout the Reno, NV area, there are several rehab services and programs available for those who are seeking to put a stop to their active substance misuse. Specifically, the State of Nevada offers the following resources:

  • VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System – The VA facility provides a substance use disorder intensive outpatient program as well as a standard outpatient program for substance use disorders. They also have an outpatient PTSD clinical team and a homeless Veterans program.
  • Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN) – JTNN is a coalition that works to bring individuals together to identify, evaluate, and create plans to address substance misuse problems in Washoe County. This assistance includes a 24/7 non-emergency substance misuse helpline that is free and confidential, a prescription drug disposal program, and more.
  • Nevada Prevention Resource Center (NPRC) – Operated through the University of Nevada, Reno, the NPRC has served the community since 1998. The main focus of the organization is to share accurate information and resources about the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and recovery.
  • Christian Addiction Recovery and Education Program (C.A.R.E) – Offered through the Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission, C.A.R.E. is a residential program with a holistic approach that strives to address all their clients’ needs, with a Christian mission. Unlike other free treatment options that may end after one or two months, C.A.R.E. provides help for 13 months.
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Reno, NV Addiction Statistics
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Rates of Drug Use in Nevada, Washoe County, and Reno

A whopping 46.3 million Americans ages 12 and older experienced a substance use disorder in 2022.1 Nearly 30 million of those Americans had an alcohol use disorder, while 24 million had a drug use disorder.1

Both drugs and alcohol are widely misused in the state of Nevada. For example, nearly 1,100 Nevadans died of drug overdose in 2022.2 Additionally, approximately 15% of individuals living in Nevada engaged in heavy drinking (14+ drinks for men per week and 7+ drinks for women per week) in 2021.3

In Reno, NV, millions of people are impacted by drug and alcohol addiction. Read on to learn more about rates of misuse among different types of addictive substances in the area.

Rates of Opioid Use in Reno

Opioids, such as heroin, oxycodone, and fentanyl, are some of the most dangerous and highly addictive substances available in the United States. In recent years, fentanyl has taken center stage as the kingpin of all opioids. This particular opioid is not only used on its own, but it is commonly mixed in with other opioids– sometimes to the individual's knowledge, and sometimes not. This has led to countless overdose deaths, many of which accidental as a result. Some opioid-related statistics specific to Nevada and Washoe County include the following:

  • Approximately 4.4% (or 19,896) of Washoe County residents used opioids in 20194
  • In 2018, about one person a day was dying of an opioid overdose in Nevada5
  • Fentanyl remains the second deadliest drug of use in Washoe County behind methamphetamine6
  • More men than women die as a result of drug and opioid overdoses in Washoe County, NV7
  • Drug overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids increased by 55% in from 2019 to 2020.8

Rates of Methamphetamine Use in Reno

Methamphetamine has long been known as the most commonly misused addictive substance in Nevada. This particular drug is a stimulant, meaning that it produces stimulant effects when consumed. These effects can include a rush of euphoria, decreased appetite, and increased activity and wakefulness.9 Unfortunately, those effects are only short-lived and the perpetual cycle of meth misuse can quickly lead to more serious, potentially dead effects. Some statistics regarding methamphetamine use in Nevada include the following:

  • Deaths involving psychostimulants like methamphetamine increased by 47% from 2019 to 2020.8
  • In 2019, emergency room visits related to methamphetamine were higher than those visits related to any other substance, including marijuana and opioids.10
  • Hospital inpatient admissions for methamphetamines increased significantly in Washoe County, from less than 200 admissions in 2010 to over 500 in 2019.10
  • Rates of Marijuana Use in Reno

    Like many other areas in the country, the purchase, possession, and consumption of marijuana in Nevada is now legal. It is even legal to grow marijuana at home, as long as there is no more than 12 plants growing per household and there isn't a state-licensed cannabis store within a 25 mile radius.11 However, that does not mean that residents of Nevada do not struggle with marijuana misuse and addiction. Some statistics regarding the prevalence of marijuana use in Nevada include the following:

    • In Washoe County, approximately 16.8% of residents used marijuana in 2019.4
    • In 2022, there was $965 million in taxable sales of cannabis between July 2021 and June of 2022.
    • Between 2017 and 2021, self-reported prenatal marijuana use increased by 212% from 8 to 25 live births per every 1,000 live births.13
    • Rates of Alcohol Abuse in Reno

      While the intoxicating beverage is legal for consumption among adults 21 years old and older in the US, excessive and unsafe alcohol use continues to be a huge problem, leading to accidental death, chronic health problems, and risky behaviors. In 2021, it was reported that 29.5 million Americans had an alcohol use disorder.1 Comparatively, in Washoe County, Nevada, approximately 17.1% of residents had used alcohol in 2019.4 Additional statistics regarding alcohol misuse and addiction in Nevada include the following:

      • 14.2% of Nevadans report binge drinking in 2021, which was about 3% less than the national average.3
      • Alcohol use disorder hit an all-time high in 2021 in Nevada at 10.2%.14
      • Nevada experiences approximately 15.1 alcohol-related deaths per 100,000 people.

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