It can be overwhelming and confusing to know where to start if you need to find treatment for a substance problem or addiction. Finding the right treatment is not a quick or easy process. This resource page was created to help you navigate the vast amount of information—and misinformation—about finding substance use treatment and the questions that may arise along your journey.
Two self-screening tools have been included in this resource as an aide to determine if you or a family member may need to be assessed for an alcohol and/or substance use problem. Please note that the following are only tools, the findings are in no way official and it is highly recommended that you speak to a professional for a formal assessment if the screen indicates a potential for an emotional, cognitive or behavioral problem.
The 18-question CYD survey is anonymous and has been designed to help you, your loved ones or your health care professional answer some questions about drinking. When you have finished the test you can print your Final Report or email your Final Report directly to yourself or your health care professional.
Do you use drugs or drink alcohol? Are these substances harming your health or increasing your risk for other problems? This website can help you find out. Start by answering a few short questions about your past and present use of various drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, tobacco, inhalants or alcohol. You’ll get feedback about the likely risks of your drug use, and advice about when and where to seek more information, evaluation, and help. Your responses are completely confidential and anonymous.
The best place to start your journey to finding the right treatment facility is through your primary care provider (family doctor) and your health insurance provider. Your primary care doctor will know what facilities s/he recommends, your insurance provider will know which providers, facilities, and services are covered through your insurance plan
The following link provides a comprehensive list of funded and private providers statewide. Access to these services ranges from Medicaid reimbursement, sliding fee scale and private insurance based on the programs funding streams. Please check eligibility for services by contacting the individual service providers.
The Foundation for Recovery is Nevada’s state-wide Recovery Community Organization. Foundation for Recovery offers a variety of peer recovery support services, programs, and events which are designed and delivered by people who, themselves, have experienced both addiction and mental health recovery.
For a list of Recovery support services available to individuals in Nevada, this is a one-stop webpage:
To locate AA meetings, use this resource:
To locate family Al-Anon groups start here:
For a range of other support groups, start here:
InTheRooms.com is the world’s largest, online social network for the global recovery community. InTheRooms is for people already in recovery, seeking immediate help from any addiction, and their family, friends, and allies.
Renew Every Day supports individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and their loved ones by providing relevant and engaging information and resources to keep them connected and encourage them to create and embrace a healthy lifestyle as they recover in the real world.
7 Cups of Tea is an online emotional support service. Through a secure, anonymous bridging technology, we connect those in need of emotional support with our network of Active Listeners, individuals from all walks of life who want to provide compassionate care. Connections to Listeners are private, one-on-one conversations initiated on demand.
Nevada Recovery Friendly Workplace toolkit was written and produced for the State of Nevada by Foundation for Recovery. This toolkit offers a series of strategies that are no cost or low cost the can be implemented by your company. Additionally, the toolkit offers educational strategies that can be brought to the workplace. Click the link below to learn more about what the toolkit can offer:
For more about the science, data, and treatment of substance use disorders, the Surgeon General’s report, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, is your best resource:
For more about addiction and the workplace, start here:
For some of the best thinking on recovery, including tools, resources, and articles, dig into William White’s free website:
For a flyer on language using less blaming adjectives, start here:
For a calculator to determine the cost of addiction to your workplace, start here:
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a multitude of information and resources including, but not limited to, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, behavioral health treatment and services, mental health and substance use disorders, the prevention of drug misuse and abuse, recovery support, suicide prevention, and wellness and workforce issues. Information on the SAMHSA webpage will help with identifying methods to understand the sign and symptoms of a substance and/or mental health issues and also effectively seek treatment.
Posters created by the National Institute of Drug Addiction can be found here:
Posters created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) can be located here:
Take a moment and think about how your workplace supports the 4 major dimensions in recovery with this worksheet:
Take a moment to consider what your workplace can do to facilitate the availability and use of recovery supports with this worksheet:
Education should start with team leadership. Providing an overview can provide a briefing on the importance of the issue and drive the value of implementing recovery-friendly workplace practices. That may look something like this:
Offering a lunch and learn is also an effective way to educate and communicate with employees. Employers can offer employees pizza or sandwiches to welcome their participation or employees can bring their own lunch and eat it during the presentation. A possible lesson plan for a 45-min lunch and learn session may look something like this:
How do you know if your health insurance coverage is “good, better or best”? Every situation will vary, but the following can be a guideline for consideration:
Take a moment to develop your list of action steps for guiding your place of work to become recovery-friendly:
Watch this short Tim McGraw Video: “I Knew That I Drank Too Much”
Watch this Steve Gill TED Talk: “Addiction – don’t let the bear catch you”
Watch this Tara Conner (former Miss USA) TED Talk: “Recover Out Loud”
Watch this 30-minute documentary produced by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services: “Prescription for Hope: Overcoming Nevada’s Opioid Epidemic”
In addition to the Employee Assistance Program benefit, DHHS employees may contact our confidential Resource Coordinator to assist them with identifying resources for their treatment. This assistance may include locating treatment facilities, finding treatment funding, connecting with Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, and navigating leave of absence paperwork or return to work procedures post treatment.
The Resource Coordinator can be reached at (775) 684-2213. Confidential help line coming soon!