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