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North Las Vegas, Nevada, has a very serious drug and alcohol addiction problem. Las Vegas is known all over the world as "Sin City", and people regularly say things such as "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas". Unfortunately, what this usually implies is that people are getting involved in drugs, alcohol, and the sex trade. And those things often go hand in hand: most of the people in the sex industry serve those who have substance abuse problems.


The Drug and Alcohol Issue in North Las Vegas, NV


Uniquely, the biggest drug addiction threat in North Las Vegas is not heroin nor prescription opioid. Rather, it is meth. The drug of the second greatest concern is cocaine, particularly crack cocaine. It seems, as such, that the city has remained stuck in the 1980s and 1990s, when those were the most popular drugs.


Research has shown that:


  • Cocaine is quite easy to access across the state, and particularly crack cocaine, which is highly addictive.
  • Mexican black tar heroin is the most common type of heroin in North Las Vegas, smuggled in by Mexican drug lords.
  • Meth is the most abused illicit substance in all of Nevada. Some of the meth are imported into the state, but some are also produced locally. There are strong links between meth and Mexican drug traffickers as well.
  • North Las Vegas has also always seen huge amounts of club drugs. These include GHB, Ecstasy, and LSD. These are particularly popular at underground raves, and in the various adult entertainment clubs in the city.
  • Cannabis is mainly smuggled into the city by the same Mexican drug cartels, although there has been a significant increase in homegrown marijuana. However, Nevada became the ninth state in the country to legalize cannabis for medicinal purposes under Assemble Bill 453 in 2001. Additionally, it decriminalized possession of small amounts (one ounce or less).


Addressing the Substance Abuse Issue in North Las Vegas, NV


North Las Vegas health officials are working closely with law enforcement professionals in order to stop the various Mexican cartels from smuggling in substances. They also work closely together with those in the sex industry in order to provide important help, including:


  • Detox facilities
  • State-sponsored inpatient and outpatient rehab treatment facilities
  • Needle exchange programs for intravenous users
  • HIV/AIDS testing facilities
  • Aftercare for those who have gone through rehab


There are two very serious difficulties in addressing the issue of substance abuse in Las Vegas:


  1. Substance abuse is rampant among those in the adult industry, and particularly in illegal trades. Because these people - mainly women - are engaged in illegal activities, they are much less likely to come forward and ask for help. Some are the victims of human trafficking, which means they don't have the opportunity to come forward.
  2. A lot of the drugs and alcohol in North Las Vegas are used by visiting tourists. As a result, the impact on the local health and law enforcement industries is not as clear.


Last but not least, North Las Vegas is also putting early intervention efforts in place to stop future generations from using addictive substances.

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Drug Facts

  • Crystal meth is short for crystal methamphetamine.
  • Meth has a high potential for abuse and may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
  • In 2005, 4.4 million teenagers (aged 12 to 17) in the US admitted to taking prescription painkillers, and 2.3 million took a prescription stimulant such as Ritalin. 2.2 million abused over-the-counter drugs such as cough syrup. The average age for first-time users is now 13 to 14.
  • Ironically, young teens in small towns are more likely to use crystal meth than teens raised in the city.
  • Texas is one of the hardest states on drug offenses.
  • Marijuana is the most common illicit drug used for the first time. Approximately 7,000 people try marijuana for the first time every day.
  • From 1961-1980 the Anti-Depressant boom hit the market in the United States.
  • 50% of adolescents mistakenly believe that prescription drugs are safer than illegal drugs.
  • There are 2,200 alcohol poisoning deaths in the US each year.
  • A heroin overdose causes slow and shallow breathing, blue lips and fingernails, clammy skin, convulsions, coma, and can be fatal.
  • In the early 1900s snorting Cocaine was popular, until the drug was banned by the Harrison Act in 1914.
  • Meperidine (brand name Demerol) and hydromorphone (Dilaudid) come in tablets and propoxyphene (Darvon) in capsules, but all three have been known to be crushed and injected, snorted or smoked.
  • Most people use drugs for the first time when they are teenagers.
  • Oxycodone stays in the system 1-10 days.
  • Stimulants have both medical and non medical recreational uses and long term use can be hazardous to your health.
  • People who abuse anabolic steroids usually take them orally or inject them into the muscles.
  • In 2012, nearly 2.5 million individuals abused prescription drugs for the first time.
  • Rates of valium abuse have tripled within the course of ten years.
  • Drug addiction is a serious problem that can be treated and managed throughout its course.

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