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Nevada Hotlines and Text Helplines for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Nevada substance use hotline for addiction is a resource for people struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol. People commonly call an addiction hotline to speak with an addiction professional who can provide support, information, and referrals to inpatient care and counseling services. Many hotlines are free and provide support 24/7.

Whether you’re calling for yourself or a loved one, an addiction hotline can help you get the confidential support you need.


Substance Abuse in Nevada

Nevada is known as the entertainment and gambling capital of the United States. Home to over 3.1 million people, millions more travel to Las Vegas and southern Nevada each year to gamble, party, go to concerts, and attend conventions.1,2

Drug and alcohol abuse is a common issue in Nevada, including:3-5

  • 7% of Nevada residents report engaging in excessive alcohol consumption.
  • 2% report using illicit drugs in the past year.
  • 10% of Nevadans have alcohol use disorder (AUD).
  • 3% of Nevadans have illicit drug use disorder.
  • Overdose deaths rose 55% from 2019 to 2020.

Substance abuse (addiction to drugs and alcohol) affects not only the person struggling with addiction but families and communities at large.


What Type of Help and Advice Do Hotline Numbers in Nevada Provide?

Nevada addiction hotline numbers can provide callers with a wide range of support and assistance. When you call, you will receive information from an addiction professional on a wide variety of addiction-related topics, including:

  • What addiction is.
  • The physical and mental health consequences of substance abuse and addiction.
  • Signs and symptoms of drug and/or alcohol addiction.
  • Local organizations and support groups for addicts and their family members.
  • Treatment options for addiction, such as inpatient rehab or outpatient rehab.
  • How to find local treatment in Nevada.
  • What to expect during treatment.
  • How to pay for treatment (e.g., insurance, private pay, scholarships).

Most Nevada crisis hotlines and Nevada help hotlines are free and provide 24/7 support. Calls are anonymous and confidential, and you do not need to provide personal information.

When you call a hotline, you can ask any questions you have about addiction and treatment-related issues. You will not be judged for your questions or drug use. Hotlines are staffed by professional, supportive personnel who will provide accurate information to help you get the information and support you need.

American Addiction Centers (AAC) hotlines are available 24/7 to discuss treatment options and provide support. There is zero commitment to entering treatment when you call and no pressure. Just support and an understanding ear.


Are Addiction Hotline Numbers in Nevada Open 24 Hours?

The hours and availability of addiction hotline numbers in Nevada may vary, but many are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Most are toll-free, and all are staffed with counselors and representatives that are specially trained in helping people whose lives are affected by drug and alcohol abuse.


List of Free Nevada Addiction Hotline Numbers

The following hotline numbers can assist you if you are struggling with addiction:

American Addiction Centers (AAC)

  • Call toll-free: 888-477-8824 or get a text.
  • AAC is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient rehab addiction treatment services. Admissions navigators are available 24/7 via our free hotline to answer your questions, help provide treatment information, and determine the next steps on your journey to recovery.

Boys Town National Hotline

  • 1-800-448-3000 or text VOICE to 20121
  • Boys Town is a nationwide hotline that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Information, resources, and support are provided for a variety of issues, including addiction.

Crisis Support Services of Nevada

  • 1-800-273-8255 or text CARE to 839863
  • Free, confidential support is available 24/7 for a variety of issues, including substance abuse.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Nevada HelpLine

  • 800-950-6264
  • NAMI’s Information HelpLine provides information and resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, including substance use disorder, and their family members. This service is available Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., EST.

National Drug Helpline

  • 1-844-289-0879
  • The National Drug Helpline provides private, confidential help from trusted addiction professionals 24/7.

National Runaway Safeline

  • 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
  • This 24/7 helpline provides resources and support for people experiencing homelessness, runaway youth, and families in crisis.

National Suicide Prevention

  • 1-800-273-8255
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in crisis, emotional distress, or who are experiencing suicidal ideations. Resources are provided for callers as needed.

Nevada Substance Use Disorder Hotline

  • 1-800-450-9530 or text IMREADY to 839863
  • A free, confidential 24/7 phone and text line staffed by the Crisis Support Services of Nevada. Available for Nevada residents who support people with drug and alcohol addiction and their families.

Poison Control

  • 1-800-222-1222
  • This anonymous and free helpline provides expert guidance if you or a loved one took too much of a medicine, swallowed something that may be poisonous, or were exposed to a poisonous product.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline provides information and resources for people with substance use disorders and/or mental illness. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

These hotlines are not meant to be called in an emergency and are not a substitute for 911. In the case of an emergency, call 911. If you do call one of these hotline in an emergency, the professional you speak with may be able to help you get in touch with local police or emergency medical assistance or point you toward resources to help with your situation (e.g., domestic violence support).


Can I Text a Help Line Number Instead of Calling?

If you are looking for more information about drug and alcohol addiction but aren’t ready to call, you can sign up for personalized text support. You will receive 24/7 text support right now and at your convenience. Text support is 100% free, and there is no obligation to enter treatment. You can opt out at any time.


Are Nevada Addiction Hotlines and Text Helplines Anonymous and Confidential?

Addiction hotlines and text helplines are generally anonymous and confidential. You do not need to disclose your name, location, or contact information. To confirm the hotline or text helpline you contact is anonymous, ask the organization to verify it is anonymous and confidential.


Are Nevada Helpline Numbers Free?

Availability may vary, but most addiction hotline numbers in Nevada are free. Some hotlines may be regional, and you may incur long-distance charges if you are not calling within the same area code as the phone number you dial.


Should I Consider Treatment?

Entering rehab for treatment is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Treatment can help you return to productive functioning in your family, workplace, and community.

Research shows that people who get into and stay in treatment have a greater chance at stopping the use of drugs and alcohol, improving their social and psychological health, improving their work productivity, and decreasing criminal activity.6

If you’re not sure if you have substance use disorder (SUD) for drug and/or alcohol addiction, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM 5), criteria for SUDs, based on years of research and clinical knowledge, may help you determine if you meet the criteria for a SUD diagnosis. Criteria include:7

  • Taking the substance in larger amounts or longer than you intended.
  • Wanting to stop using or cut down on substance use but being unable.
  • Spending a significant amount of time getting, using, or recovering from the substance(s).
  • Urges and cravings to use the substance.
  • Work, home, and/or school life is affected by substance use.
  • Continuing to use substances, even when it causes relationship problems.
  • Giving up important activities (e.g., social, occupational, recreational) because of substance use.
  • Using substances repeatedly, even if it puts you in danger.
  • Needing more of the substance to get the effects you want (tolerance).
  • Continued use of the substance(s) even if you have a physical or mental health condition that could be caused or worsened by the substance.
  • Withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking the substance.

Getting into treatment is the first step to breaking free of addiction and regaining control of your life.


How to Find Help Near Me

If you’re looking for addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one in Nevada, Rehabs.com offers a comprehensive online directory of local rehabs near me, as well as a variety of other treatment facilities throughout the country. Search for a highly rated rehab center in Nevada and take the first step on your road to recovery.


Does My Insurance Cover Care?

If you have health insurance, your plan may cover at least some, if not all, of the costs of drug and alcohol rehab and other addiction treatments. Check your insurance coverage on your health insurance provider’s member portal or call the number on the back of your insurance card to learn more about what your plan covers.

Most rehab centers in Nevada and throughout the rest of the country accept health insurance to help cover the costs of treatment. Desert Hope Treatment Center, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a local substance use rehab facility that may accept private insurance.

Contact an American Addiction Centers Admissions Navigator by calling to learn more about addiction treatment options in Nevada. We can verify your insurance for you while you’re on the phone.


SOURCES

  1. Britannica. (2022). Nevada.
  2. Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. (2022). LVCVA tourism tracker.
  3. United Health Foundation. America’s Health Rankings. (2021). State findings Nevada 2021.
  4. Nevada Medical Center. (2022). Substance abuse.
  5. Nevada Today. (2021). Drug overdose deaths increase in Nevada.
  6. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). How effective is drug addiction treatment?
  7. Hasin, D. S., O’Brien, C. P., Auriacombe, M., Borges, G., Bucholz, K., Budney, A., …, & Grant, B. F. (2013). DSM-5 criteria for substance use disorders: recommendations and rationale. The American journal of psychiatry, 170(8), 834–851.

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