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Alcohol Stats in Las Vegas

by Will Long

April 20, 2022
High level view of Las Vegas NV industrial area

Las Vegas is known for being a party destination, but what the locals want you to know is that it’s more than just the Las Vegas Strip. Every single day, locals live their lives away from the hustle and bustle of tourist attractions and casinos. As a complex city full of neighborhoods, shopping plazas, and golf courses, Las Vegas is very much a “normal” city full of the same struggles and successes as other American towns.

One of the struggles that Las Vegas and the state of Nevada deals with is alcoholism and the consequences of this destructive disease. Landmark Recovery of Las Vegas is committed to helping locals receive affordable, effective treatment for addiction in their own city. As an addiction treatment facility, we’re the only one in Las Vegas that treats patients from the detox stage through to their graduation. Here’s a collection of alcohol stats in Las Vegas to give a brief survey of what regional alcohol use is like.

Las Vegas Alcohol Use Stats

For Nevada, alcohol use is generally higher per person than most states in America. In 2019, statistics showed that 92 people were killed from alcohol-impaired driving, representing 30.3% of driving fatalities. There were also 11,170 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests in the state. The alcohol-related death rate in Nevada is 17.1 per 100,000 individuals, much higher than the national average of 12.6 per 100,000 individuals.

More than 14% of Nevada residents between the ages of 12 and 20 have had at least one drink in the last year. In terms of binge drinking in the same age group, 8% of those between 12 and 20 have participated in this harmful practice.  More than 10%  of adults in the state of Nevada have an alcohol use disorder that would meet the criteria of the disorder according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5TR).

Despite this, only 10.68% of Nevadans need treatment for alcohol use disorder but don’t get the help they need. This is why Landmark Recovery is dedicated to treating those in need of treatment in the state of Nevada and beyond. Our mission is to save one million lives before the end of this century, starting with those who need treatment in our own backyard.

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To learn more about how Landmark Recovery of Las Vegas can help patients, give us a call at 888-448-0302 today to speak with an admissions specialist. Our admissions specialists can guide you through the admissions process or give you more information on battling an alcohol use disorder.

About the Author

Will Long

Will Long

A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Will has been a writer for Landmark Recovery since 2021. Will specializes in research and writing about substance abuse from a scientific and social perspective.

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