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Outpatient Treatment in Nevada

Are you looking for a high-quality substance abuse rehabilitation program in Nevada for yourself or a loved one? offers valuable information about various facilities in the state to help you find a treatment center that’s a good fit. We provide information on both inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facilities so that you can find the program that will best help you or your loved one on the path to recovery from addiction to any substances.

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Addiction in Nevada

In Nevada, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, alcohol, and prescription opioids are the most commonly abused substances.1,2 In the Las Vegas area, MDMA and Molly are frequently abused.1 There were 688 overdose deaths in Nevada in 2018, with prescription opioids accounting for more than half.1,3,4 Prescription drug abuse has led to significant problems with theft in pharmacies in Nevada.1

Nevada-Specific Drug Statistics

Survey data from 2017 indicated that 199,000 Nevadans aged 12 or older met the criteria for substance use disorder (SUD) and 140,000 met the criteria for alcohol use disorder (AUD).2 In Nevadans age 12 and older, a 2017 survey of past-year substance use showed that:2

  • 416,000 people had used marijuana.
  • 123,000 people had misused pain medication.
  • 58,000 people had used cocaine.
  • 22,000 people had used methamphetamine.
  • 12,000 people had used heroin.

The same survey collected data on past-month substance use among Nevada residents age 12 and older, showing:2

  • 292,000 people had used marijuana.
  • Almost 1.2 million people drank alcohol.
  • 585,000 people engaged in binge drinking (4 or more drinks in 2 hours for women, 5 or more for men).

Nevada Treatment Facts

Nevada has 81 facilities that treat all types of SUDs.5 Seventy-four of these facilities offer outpatient treatment, with 70 providing standard outpatient care, 44 providing intensive outpatient care, and 15 providing outpatient detox.5 Treatment is provided through a combination of services, such as:5

  • Assessments for substance use, mental health disorders, and communicable diseases.
  • Counseling in individual, group, and family settings.
  • Medication for withdrawal, cravings, and mental health disorders.
  • Case management.
  • Education and support for a healthy lifestyle.

Defining Outpatient Treatment

Attending an outpatient program allows people to receive effective care that doesn’t interfere with their daily functioning at work, school, or home.6,7 Detox can also be accomplished on an outpatient basis for withdrawal symptoms that aren’t severe.8 Outpatient programs provide care that is less expensive than inpatient treatment, don’t require people to put their lives on hold while getting treatment, and let people stay in treatment longer, which has been shown to have better outcomes for many.6,7

Intensive outpatient programs involve 6­ to 9 hours of weekly services, while standard outpatient programs are less rigorous and of a shorter weekly duration.6,8 Effective treatment programs use a variety of techniques provided in individual, group, and family counseling sessions, including:6,7

  • Behavioral therapy to change patterns that reinforce substance use.
  • Medications to help with detox, cravings, and mental illness (if applicable).
  • Encouraging participants to attend self-help or peer support meetings.

How to Find Outpatient Rehab in Nevada

There are 81 treatment centers in Nevada, and 74 of those offer outpatient programs.5 Most of the facilities are located near Carson City and Las Vegas, with very few in other parts of the state.5,9

Many of the larger cities in Nevada have treatment facilities nearby, including Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, North Las Vegas, Sparks, Carson City, Fernley, and Elko.9 To find a local facility, click here.

Does My Insurance Cover Treatment in Nevada?

SUD treatment can be expensive, but the cost is often offset by health insurance. It can be difficult to estimate the cost of treatment, but the amount is influenced by the facility you choose to attend, the intensity of treatment, the number of sessions per week, the length of time in treatment, and your insurance coverage.

Nevada facilities work with a variety of insurance providers, such as Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cigna, Compass Rose, Health Plan of Nevada, Prominence Health Plan, Sierra Health & Life, and United Healthcare.10

Nevada Insurance (i.e., Medicaid) Treatment Facilities

Medicaid is a government-funded health insurance program that provides coverage for pregnant women, people with disabilities, and in some states, low-income adults.11, 12 Nevada is one of the states that offer Medicaid coverage to low-income adults.13, 14 Sixty-one treatment facilities in Nevada accept Medicaid.5

To learn more about Nevada Medicaid and see if you would be eligible, click here.

Other Ways to Get Help 

Various community support services are available in Nevada, including services tailored for people in crisis, people with mental health disorders, young people, and the LGBTQ+ community. These include:


  1. Office of National Drug Control Policy. (2018). Nevada HIDTA high intensity drug trafficking areas 2018 threat assessment.
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019). 2016-2017 NSDUH state-specific tables.
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Drug overdose mortality by state.
  4. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). Nevada opioid summary.
  5. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019). 2018 state profile — United States and other jurisdictions: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS).
  6. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Principles of drug addiction treatment: A research-based guide (third edition).
  7. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). Treatment approaches for drug addiction.
  8. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2015). Detoxification and substance abuse treatment. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series, No. 45. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 15-4131. Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
  9. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Behavioral health treatment services locator.
  10. National Committee for Quality Assurance. (2020). NCQA health insurance plan ratings 2019-2020 – summary report (private).
  11. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Medicaid.
  12. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Eligibility.
  13. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Medicaid and CHIP in Nevada.
  14. Nevada Medicaid.