Las Vegas Addiction Intervention
Las Vegas, Nevada is a renowned resort city, with over 583,000 residents. The famous Las Vegas strip has a worldwide reputation for having some of the most extravagant dining, shopping, nightlife, entertainment, and of course, gambling. Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the world and often referred to as “Sin City” with the mantra “what happens here stays here”. Tourism, gambling, and conventions are driving factors in this city.
Outside of the famous “strip” there are some fine educational institutions such as the University of Las Vegas, the College of Southern Nevada and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. There are beautiful hiking trails and desert scenery to enjoy outside of the strip. Red Rock Canyon is about 30 minutes outside of Vegas, and the Hoover Dam is a nearby attraction as well.
It is no surprise that the lifestyle that Las Vegas promotes is very dangerous to an addicted person. This lifestyle fuels gambling addictions, alcoholism, and drug addiction. Because gambling is legal in Nevada, many retail and convenience stores even allow gambling. This makes it literally available around ever corner. This promotes high rates of addiction as well as crime. Statistics show that prescription pain medication is the most profound addiction in Las Vegas. Cocaine and amphetamines are not far behind prescription pills. Many local Vegas residents work at casinos and have long shifts or work through the nights, using pain killers or uppers to “get through.” The number of DUI arrests in Las Vegas is quickly multiplying by over 1,000 additional arrests annually.
Las Vegas is full of distractions, many of which are unhealthy for addicted individuals. Recovery from addiction is possible with the right help. There are a wealth of resources within reach. Las Vegas has a large recovery community, with 12-step meetings for Gamblers Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other 12-step programs. There are detox and treatment centers that can help with both drug and process addictions, such as gambling. Freedom Interventions is well connected to this community and ready to help your family with your Las Vegas addiction intervention.