Nevada Recovery Network Project


Funded by SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), the Nevada Recovery Network Project aims to promote, support and enhance addiction and mental health recovery community and peer recovery support organizations and services throughout Nevada. The first of its kind in Nevada, this project will work to address the absence of the peer voice in our behavioral health service systems, educate recovery stakeholder organizations and peers on how to develop best practices and policies; and stress the importance of why we need peer recovery support services to sustain recovery in Nevada.

Support Recovery in Nevada

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nevada’s overdose rate in 2010 was 20.7 per 100,000 population — well above the national rate of 12.4 per 100,000. While the state has seen a decline in overdose deaths, opiate-related hospitalizations have steadily increased. Statistics from the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health show inpatient hospitalizations for opioids jumped from 4,518 in 2010 to 8,231 in 2015.  During that same time, emergency room visits related to opioids more than doubled to 7,035 from 3,095.  The largest gaps in substance use disorder peer support services in Nevada, as noted in the DHHS June 2015 Needs Assessment, are consistently reported to be: 1) Adult and youth substance abuse support; 2) Recovery Supports: Peer support; 3) Community Support: Assistance with education and 4: Community Support: Recovery housing.

With your support, we can enhance our networks to represent our mental health and addiction recovery communities, and we can improve access to – and the quality of – behavioral health systems, services, treatments and support. For more information on how to get involved please contact Chelsey Mony at cMony@forRecovery.org

Support Recovery and Recovery Community in Nevada:

Become a Recovery Leader

Are you a person in addiction and/or co-occurring recovery interested in peer leadership? Are you passionate about helping your peers advance their recovery? If, so you’ve come to the right place. FFR is seeking Recovery Leaders to represent the peer voice in all counties of Nevada and support the goals of this project. Apply today!

Share Your Story & Resource

In order to promote recovery and peer support services, we are collecting recovery stories and resources to share on our online platforms. Share your recovery story here and/ or your peer support resource here.  By sharing your information, you can help us support our peers throughout the state.

Attend Our Meeting

FFR hosts a monthly meeting for all recovery stakeholders across the state to identify the needs and gaps in our recovery communities and to develop linkages and a shared approach to peer supports. Meetings occur in Las Vegas, but are available virtually. Learn how you can participate in this meeting and offer feedback.

Attend Our Leadership Training

FFR will offer a weekly Recovery Leadership Training for all recovery community members. This training is aimed at removing barriers, increasing leadership skills, and opening natural pathways to addiction recovery. Learn more about this training and how you can participate.