Addiction Treatment in Las Vegas
Known as Sin City, Las Vegas is notorious for allowing people to indulge in their vices. However, this reputation can be detrimental to individuals struggling with addiction since the city has high rates of cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin usage. Launch Centers in West Los Angeles is only four hours away from Las Vegas and proudly offers addiction treatment to anyone seeking help.
Addiction is a complex disease that affects the brain and alters behavior, which is why it’s important to seek professional help when battling addiction. Without treatment, addiction can lead to serious health problems, financial difficulties, legal issues, and relationship problems.
Alcohol Use – According to the CDC, Nevada is in the top 10 states for alcohol use rates, with 25.6% of Las Vegas metropolitan area residents reporting binge drinking in a National Survey on Drug Use and Health report, more than the national average of 23.2%. Drug treatment centers in Nevada reported 1,617 admissions for alcohol addiction, 15% of all admissions in the state.
Illicit Drug Use – Nevada is in the top 10 states for drug use, ranking third out of the top five states for having residents dependent on illegal drugs. Within the Las Vegas metropolitan area, 233,000 residents reported using illicit drugs (a study taken before the legalization of recreational cannabis in 2017).
Opioid Use – Between 2010 and 2015, Nevada had 2,752 opioid overdoses, ranking number four in the United States for fatal drug overdoses and number two for the use of oxycodone (Oxycontin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin).
Emergency Reports – In 2020, fire and rescue crews responded to roughly 5,000 overdose calls, compared to 4,000 in the previous year. Firefighters reported administering Narcan, an overdose reversal medicine, over 1,044 times in 2020 and over 800 cardiopulmonary resuscitations in 2021. Police reported roughly 2,300 arrests for drugged driving in the last year, 70% for marijuana, 28% for prescription drugs, and 25% for meth.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Las Vegas Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous
- Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
- Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
- 2-1-1 Support Hotline
Nevada’s Prescription Monitoring Program monitors how many schedules II, III, and IV prescription drugs a doctor or pharmacist provides to a patient. The Syringe Access Bill passed in 2013 increases access to clean syringes to reduce disease transmission and encourages people to enter rehab programs.
While checking yourself into a rehab center is a brave and necessary step, we know it can make people feel shame and embarrassment. Launch Centers located in West Los Angeles is proud to serve the Las Vegas area, helping residents who want help overcoming addiction away from their homes or places of employment. This helps individuals escape social or environmental triggers, while taking comfort in a discreet, safe, and comfortable space.
At Launch Center, we offer various services to help individuals overcome addiction and mental health disorders, including detox, residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and sober living resources. Our programs are evidence-based, backed by research, and proven to be effective.
Detox is the first step in addiction treatment, and Launch Centers offers medically supervised detox. During detox, individuals will undergo withdrawal as their bodies rid themselves of drugs or alcohol. The medical staff at Launch Centers can provide medication to help manage withdrawal symptoms and ensure a safe and comfortable detox experience.
Residential treatment is an intensive program that provides 24/7 care and support. Launch Centers’ residential treatment program includes individual therapy, group therapy, and evidence-based treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Outpatient treatment is a less intensive program that allows individuals to continue their daily lives while receiving treatment. Launch Centers’ outpatient program includes individual therapy, group therapy, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) if needed.
Sober living is a program that provides a supportive living environment for individuals in recovery. Launch Centers works closely with a local sober living program which includes housing, peer support, and access to resources such as therapy and support groups.
Addiction is a severe disease that requires professional help to overcome. Launch Centers offers a range of evidence-based programs to help individuals overcome addiction and improve their quality of life. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in Las Vegas, contact Launch Centers for help.