From the Las Vegas Strip to rural areas where mining and cattle ranching reign supreme, all parts of the state of Nevada are affected by substance abuse. To find a drug rehab, call American Addiction Centers today at 877-640-1943.
Many addicts need, but aren’t receiving, drug rehab.
In 2006, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there were an estimated 191,000 Nevada residents who needed substance abuse treatment. Of that number, only 39,408 — or about 1-in-5 — received drug rehab. Among adolescents struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, the numbers are unfortunately similar. About 18,000 Nevada teens needed substance abuse rehab in 2006, but only 3,140 — even less than 1-in-5 — received treatment.
Nevada is the capital of meth addiction.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the state ranks first nationally in meth abuse. Every year, thousands of state residents enter drug rehab because they can’t stop using meth or other types of amphetamines. There were 3,422 such drug rehab admissions in 2005, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Meth addicts are drawn to the drug because of the intense rush it provides, but that high is followed by crashing lows and a strong craving to keep using. Some meth addicts become hooked after just one dose. Once addicted, meth users are prone to violent behavior, and experience awful physical deterioration. Some meth addicts suffer from extreme tooth decay (known as “meth mouth”) while others may obsessively scratch themselves because of meth-fueled delusions of parasites or insects crawling under the skin.
The violent acts performed by addicts under the influence of meth is a key reason why law enforcement considers meth addiction to be problem #1 in Nevada. Among federally-sentenced criminal defendants facing drug charges in Nevada, methamphetamine was involved in three-quarters of all cases.
Quitting meth without drug rehab often fails, as the addict experiences difficult meth detox symptoms that usually lead to relapse. The high-quality drug rehab centers available through American Addiction Centers specialize in relapse prevention. With our help, detox will become much easier, as our around-the-clock medical staff will administer special medications that reduce, and in some cases eliminate, detox symptoms. Call us today at 877-640-1943.
Prescription drug abuse is exploding in Nevada.
In recent years, prescription drug abuse in Nevada has increased at an alarming rate, and in some cases causing tragic, fatal overdoses. Nevadans have become so hooked on pill-popping that the state now consumes about twice the national average of several prescription painkillers, according to the Las Vegas Sun newspaper.
Other findings included:
- More people in Clark County die of prescription drug overdoses than of overdoses of illicit drugs or even from vehicle accidents.
- In 2006, Nevadans were the #1 users per capita of hydrocodone, which is more widely known by the brand names Vicodin or Lortab.
- From 1997 to 2006, the per-capita rate of hydrocodone use in Nevada jumped by 273%.
- During that same time period, per-capita use of oxycodone, better known by the brand name OxyContin, jumped by an astounding 700%.
Even though these drugs are legal, they can cause severe emotional and physical suffering for both the addict and his or her family. Those who become so addicted to pills may even resort to doctor-shopping (to obtain multiple prescriptions) or forging prescription documents themselves, a crime punishable by jail time.
Many teens in Nevada need drug rehab.
Consider these statistics from the Office of National Drug Control Policy:
- Approximately 39% of Nevada high school students surveyed in 2005 reported using marijuana at least once.
- More than 11% of Nevada high schoolers have tried cocaine at least once.
- More than 11% of Nevada students have tried methamphetamine at least once. Meth addiction can take over a user’s life after just one dose.
- Almost 17% of male Nevada high school students tried pot before age 13.
If you suspect your son or daughter has a drug or alcohol problem, letting this behavior continue is putting the life of your child at risk. Our caring, compassionate Treatment Consultants are available 24/7 to answer any questions and talk to you about your adolescent drug rehab options. In some cases, it may be beneficial to confront the teen through a technique known as an intervention, and we can guide you through that process. Call American Addiction Centers today at 877-640-1943.
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