2012 Community Profile
Nevada Adults Admitted for Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment Chart 15.
The data displayed in the chart above is from the Nevada Health Information Provider Performance System for 2011. The system creates client records for people treated for substance abuse in Nevada. In 2011, 9,605 adults 19 and older were admitted for substance abuse treatment at a SAPTA funded treatment program. Thirteen percent of the clients were treated for addiction to prescription opiates or synthetic opiates such as meperidine or fentanyl. Three percent of adult clients were treated for benzodiazepine addiction. (The majority of people treated for substance abuse in Nevada (58%) and nationwide are treated for alcohol abuse.)
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency