Statewide Recovery Network Project


Funded by SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), the Nevada Statewide 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

How You Can Support Nevada’s Recovery Community:

Become a Recovery Leader

Recovery Leaders are needed to represent the peer voice in all counties of Nevada and can help us recruit Recovery Stakeholders to support our overall goals.  We are offering a free Leadership Training. Can attend virtually! Stay tuned for more details.

Share Your Resource

Through our online statewide resource hub, we promote and support access to all types of recovery resources, including events and services. Help us identify recovery resources in your area. Share your knowledge with us!

Attend Our Meeting

We host one meeting a month to identify the needs and gaps in our recovery communities and to develop linkages and a shared approach to peer recovery supports. Meetings occur in Las Vegas, but are available virtually. All are welcome! Dates and times coming soon.

Share Your Story

In order to increase positive association and awareness of recovery, recovery support services and Nevada’s recovery community, we are collecting addiction and mental health recovery stories to promote on our public platforms. Help us spread the message of hope and recovery!