Alcoholism can impact your life in many ways. Sobriety is possible with the right recovery plan. Landmark Recovery of Las Vegas provides individualized addiction treatment plans to help you overcome your alcohol addiction.
Alcohol abuse has led to devastating consequences in Las Vegas, and throughout the state of Nevada. The number of alcohol related deaths in Nevada has skyrocketed in recent years, with more than 1,000 deaths recorded in 2017. 1 The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility reports that there were 87 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in Nevada in 2018, as well as nearly 11,000 arrests for drunk driving. 2 Alcohol abuse also places a major strain on the availability of Nevada’s health care resources, as hospital records show that there were 16,617 emergency department visits and 21,786 inpatient hospital admissions related to alcohol in 2018. 3
According to findings from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately one-half of Nevada residents 12 years of age or older currently drink alcohol and nearly 23% of Nevadans report recent binge drinking (defined as the consumption of five or more drinks on the same occasion). 4 Binge drinking is most popular among young adults, as 31% of Nevada residents aged 18 to 25 engaged in this form of alcohol abuse during the last month. Around 60% of Nevada high school students have tried alcohol at least once and 17% had their first drink of alcohol before the age of 13. 5 6 Nearly 27% of Nevada teens had consumed at least one alcoholic drink in the past 30 days and approximately 3% had consumed more than 10 drinks. 6
Prolonged and compulsive drinking can lead to an alcohol use disorder, an addiction to alcohol more commonly known as alcoholism. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 6% of Nevadans meet the criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol use disorder. 4 There were 1,617 individuals admitted to Nevada substance abuse recovery centers for alcohol addiction treatment in 2019, accounting for 15% of all admissions. 7 Unfortunately, it is estimated that nearly 94% of Nevada residents in need of alcohol addiction treatment do not receive any form of treatment for their addiction. 4
Don’t let alcohol abuse crush your life. If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to alcohol, please know that help is available. Research shows that most people with an alcohol use disorder will benefit from some form of treatment, no matter how severe their problem with alcohol may seem. The majority of individuals who receive treatment will substantially reduce their drinking and report fewer alcohol-related problems, and about one-third of people have no further symptoms one year later. 8 Landmark Recovery of Las Vegas provides comprehensive, individualized treatment that will help you quit drinking and achieve long-term sobriety from alcohol.
The first stage of alcohol addiction recovery is detox. All traces of alcohol will be flushed from your system during this critical process, preparing your body and mind for rehabilitation. If you have become physically dependent on alcohol, you will likely experience painful withdrawal within a few days of your last drink as your body adjusts to not having alcohol present. Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal may include: 9
The effects of alcohol withdrawal can be unpredictable and extremely dangerous. Some individuals will have their nervous system go into shock or experience life-threatening conditions, such as seizures or delirium tremens, that can be fatal if not properly treated. 9 To ensure your safety and comfort during the detox process, we recommend detoxing under medical supervision at a professional detox center.
Landmark Recovery’s Las Vegas alcohol addiction recovery center offers a medical detox program that can effectively manage the negative symptoms of your alcohol withdrawal. Our team of clinical specialists provide around-the-clock supportive care and will closely monitor you for any signs of medical complications. We can also prescribe medications that can help reduce cravings and alleviate specific withdrawal symptoms. Prescription medication for alcohol detox may include benzodiazepines, antipsychotic medications, beta blockers and adrenergic medications, anti-seizure medications, barbiturates, calcium channel antagonists, and anti-nausea medications. 9
Once detox is complete and you are deemed medically stable, you will be ready to transition into the therapy phase of alcohol recovery. Landmark Recovery’s Las Vegas addiction treatment center incorporates a variety of proven treatments into our personalized alcohol addiction programs, including individual and group counseling, social support, and evidence-based behavioral therapies. There are also three medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treating alcohol addiction that are often used in combination with other forms of treatment during alcohol recovery. 10
Landmark Recovery offers a variety of evidence-based behavioral health therapies to focus on the mental health aspect of alcohol addiction and lead to alcohol recovery. These include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and contingency management interventions. 11 12 13 Participation in behavioral therapy will help you identify the root causes of your alcohol addiction, change unhealthy behaviors that lead to drinking, and develop coping skills to overcome triggers and cravings that can lead to relapse. 10
Other components of our holistic alcohol addiction recovery program includes support group meetings, health and wellness education, medication management, mindfulness and meditation-based therapies, and a variety of recreational activities.
If you or a loved one is living in or around Las Vegas, NV, and want to start your alcohol recovery, we’re here to help. Please call the Landmark Recovery of Las Vegas addiction recovery center at 725-217-9910 to learn more about medical detox, our alcohol recovery center, and alcohol addiction recovery programs.
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1) Nevada Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency. (2018).http://dpbh.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dpbhnvgov/content/Programs/ClinicalSAPTA/Docs/SAPTA%20Needs%20Assessment%202018%20Final%2011-12-18.pdf
2) Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. (2019).https://www.responsibility.org/alcohol-statistics/state-map/state/nevada/
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4) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020).https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2017-2018-nsduh-state-specific-tables
5) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020).https://nccd.cdc.gov/Youthonline/App/Results.aspx?LID=NV
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7) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set. (2020).https://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/webt/newmapv1.htm
8) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. (2014).https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/treatment-alcohol-problems-finding-and-getting-help
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10) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018).https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/evidence-based-approaches-to-drug-addiction-treatment/pharmacotherapies/alcohol
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12) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018).https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/evidence-based-approaches-to-drug-addiction-treatment/behavioral-therapies/motivational-enhancement-therapy
13) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018).https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/evidence-based-approaches-to-drug-addiction-treatment/behavioral-therapies/contingency-management-interventions-motivational-incentives