The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury announce rules to better enforce the 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, supporting insurance coverage for behavioral health services. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) is a U.S. federal law that was enacted in 2008 as an amendment to […]
The LGBTQ Community Center of Southern Nevada is a ‘haven for all’ – a welcoming and celebratory space where diversity and empowerment run amok. In the spirit of authenticity, The Center strives to empower all people to live unapologetically, safely, and authentically. This is evident in their designation as the first-ever non-profit to be designated […]
Over 22 million Americans struggled with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in the past year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In Nevada, the drug overdose mortality rate is sadly about three times higher than the national average. And here is one more statistic that is eye-opening – about 70% of […]
Nestled in the quaint downtown of Boulder City is a coffee shop that is much more than just a place to get your morning cup of java. Dam Roast House & Browder Bookstore inhabits the historic Browder building on Nevada Way and proudly offers a thoughtfully curated menu of drinks and eats to satisfy any […]
It’s no secret that problematic substance use disorder (SUD) is a public health crisis in the United States. In 2021, more than 106,000 people in the U.S. died from a drug-involved overdose, including both criminalized drugs like fentanyl and prescription opioids. But what’s often overlooked is the fact that many people problematically using substances are […]
The Economic Impact of Substance Use Disorder To Nevada Businesses – Increasing morale while decreasing cost – it’s a win-win!
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) costs the state of Nevada an estimated $6.8 billion each year. Some of these costs are incurred by businesses in the form of lost productivity, absenteeism, and health care – all things associated with a problematic substance use issue. SUD – and the lack of robust evidence-based effective solutions – can […]
Investing in Success By Investing in Employees.
Employers and business owners play a vital role in a person’s recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD). When people are gainfully employed, they are given a sense of structure, community, and purpose – all things that are necessary to a person’s recovery. A job also provides a person with a stable income and access to […]
Saving lives, enhancing employee wellness, and cutting business costs
It is with great pride that we announce the LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada as an early adopter for the Nevada Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative. A BIG shout out to The Center for joining this paradigm shift and for all the incredible work their team does in our community. By becoming a recovery friendly workplace, […]