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Nevada Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers

Finding rehabs in Nevada can be difficult. Here's everything you need to know about NV rehab options and how to find a local treatment center near you.

What you will learn
  1. Types of Nevada drug rehab centers
  2. How to pay for detox or rehab in Nevada
  3. How to find rehab centers in Nevada

Types of Addiction Treatment Centers in Nevada

Addiction claimed the lives of nearly 700 Nevada residents in 2018, according to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.[1] While many people believe that addiction is a choice, stopping without any help is difficult and dangerous — even life-threatening.

In Nevada and across the nation, the most common and widely accepted types of addiction treatment come in the form of detox, inpatient treatment, and outpatient treatment. Detox lasts about 5-7 days and focuses on stabilization and managing uncomfortable–and sometimes dangerous– withdrawal symptoms. Inpatient care can last from 28 to 90 days and focuses on comfort, medical support, and regular therapy. Outpatient care from then on is oriented to help people maintain healthy habits that were developed throughout their inpatient care.

There are many facilities in Nevada offering rehab at varying levels of care. In the table below, you’ll find a breakdown of the types of addiction treatment centers in Nevada and the level of care they offer.

Type of Care, by number and percent
No. %
Outpatient 74 91.36%
Regular 70 86.42%
Intensive 44 54.32%
Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization 9 11.11%
Detoxification 15 18.52%
Methadone/buprenorphine maintenance or naltrexone treatment 20 24.69%
Residential (non-hospital) 21 25.93%
Short Term 10 12.35%
Long Term 20 24.69%
Detoxification 6 7.41%
Hospital Inpatient 9 11.11%
Treatment 7 8.64%
Detoxification 9 11.11%
Total 81 100.00%

How to Pay for Addiction Treatment in Nevada

Addiction treatment spending in the U.S. is projected to reach $42 billion in 2020.[3] While that number pales in comparison to the $600 billion annually that substance abuse costs the nation, paying for treatment in Nevada can still be expensive.[4] As a result, the financial ability can play a large role in someone’s ability to access treatment.

There are several items to consider when choosing a provider to ensure that the facility will suit your needs. The first of which is deciding whether or not you will attend a state-funded treatment center or a privately owned one. The second will be choosing how to pay for treatment.

Private and State-Funded Rehab in Nevada

State-Funded detox or rehab programs can be attractive for several reasons. The primary reason being the economic impact state-funded or government programs cost is far cheaper than that of private programs. While the difference in the effectiveness of a state-funded program versus a private program is almost indistinguishable, there are some shortcomings associated with state-funded programs.

The demand for rehab and detox is extremely high in America and across the world. As a result, many state-funded programs are overwhelmed with people ready to attend treatment. This means that these programs have to prioritize admissions based on the severity of someone’s addiction and may limit the number of times one may admit to a state-funded facility. Additionally, state-funded treatment centers in Nevada may lack the amenities that private treatment centers use to make their patients’ treatment experience as comfortable as possible.

In the table below, you’ll find a breakdown of all the types of addiction treatment programs to better understand your options in Nevada.

Facility Operation, by number and percent
No. %
Private Non-Profit 42 51.85%
Private for Profit 25 30.86%
Local, county, or community government 0 0.00%
State government 2 2.47%
Federal Government 5 6.17%
Tribal Government 7 8.64%
Total 81 100.00%
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Payment Options for Rehab Programs in Nevada

The table below breaks down the typical payment methods used and how many rehab centers in Nevada accept each payment type so you can understand the type of options, such as using insurance, you may have to pay for treatment.

Facility Payment Options, by Number and percent
No. %
Cash or self-payment 66 81.48%
Private Health Insurance 63 77.78%
Medicare 18 22.22%
Medicaid 61 75.31%
State-financed Health insurance 39 48.15%
Federal military insurance 33 40.74%
No payment accepted (free treatment for all clients) 5 6.17%
IHS/Tribal/Union (ITU) funds 15 18.52%
Other payments 0 0.00%
Sliding fee scale 39 48.15%
Treatment at no charge or minimal payment for clients who can’t pay 42 51.85%
Total 81 100.00%

Nevada Rehab Centers Accreditations

Once you have decided what type of level of care would best suit you and what kind of provider is the best fit for your payment method, you should next consider the accreditation of the treatment center you are considering.

Accreditations are an important part of selecting the right addiction treatment provider. In Nevada, you can find board-certified addiction-medicine doctors on the Nevada Society of Addiction Medicine website and you can also check the website of the Nevada Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. Leveraging these tools can help you identify reputable providers and weed out any potentially unscrupulous facilities.

Additionally, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredits operators worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. The Joint Commission Accreditation for Addiction Treatment Providers (often referred to simply as the Joint Commission) also provides accreditation to service providers.

The table below will break down the types of accreditations in the state of Nevada and the number of rehab centers that have each.

Facility Licensing, Certification, or Accreditation, by number and percent
No. %
Any listed agency/organization 71 87.65%
State substance abuse agency 62 76.54%
State mental health department 21 25.93%
State department of health 38 46.91%
Hospital licensing authority 8 9.88%
The Joint Commission 15 18.52%
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) 16 19.75%
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 1 1.23%
Council on Accreditation (COA) 2 2.47%
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) 0 0.00%
Other national organization or federal, state or local agency 5 6.17%
Total 81 100.00%

Finding Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers in Nevada

Addiction itself is a disease rather than a matter of willpower and requires intense monitoring by medical professionals around the clock. At American Addiction Centers, our mission is to help people all across the nation find treatment however they can, regardless of whether or not it takes place at one of our own facilities. As a leading addiction treatment provider, we have treatment centers across the nation. Our Desert Hope Treatment Center is located in Las Vegas, NV.

If you’re looking to get help or to seek help for a loved one, call our confidential addiction helpline to speak with one of our admissions navigators. They can help guide you to find a treatment center near you or answer any questions you might have about getting treatment. We can be reached at