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Oxycodone Addiction and Misuse

Oxycodone is the second most misused prescription opioid in the United States.1 According to a 2020 survey, among Americans aged 12 and older:1,2 2 million (1.1%) misused oxycodone. 3 million (3.3%) misused prescription pain medicines. In Nevada, prescription opioid misuse is slightly higher than the national average. Between 2018 and 2019, 3.87% of Nevadans aged […]

Hydrocodone Addiction and Abuse

Misuse of hydrocodone and other prescription pain medicines is widespread in America.1 In the United States in 2020, hydrocodone had the highest rate of misuse out of all the prescription pain medicines, with 4.7 million Americans (1.7%) aged 12 or older having abused hydrocodone within the year before the survey.1 That same year, 2.3 million Americans […]

Heroin Addiction and Abuse

A 2020 survey shows that roughly 902,000 Americans aged 12 and older used heroin within the past year, with 691,000 of them meeting the criteria for a heroin use disorder.11 In Nevada, an estimated 5,000 people aged 12 and older used heroin in 2019.8 In this article, you will learn what heroin is, why it’s […]

Fentanyl Addiction Treatment and Recovery Guide

Fentanyl is an extremely dangerous drug that is a growing problem in Nevada and across the United States. In Nevada, fentanyl and other synthetic opioids accounted for around 15% of all 510 opioid overdose deaths in 2019, however, in 2020, this percentage jumped to 32.4% of all 788 opioid overdose deaths.1,17 This page will help […]

Codeine Addiction Treatment in Las Vegas, Nevada

Prescription opioid medicines such as codeine were misused by around 9.5 million people in the United States in 2020.1,2 In Nevada, prescription opioids were involved in 235 overdose deaths in 2018, which made up the majority of opioid overdose deaths of all types, including deaths from heroin.3 In this article, you will learn about codeine […]