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Recovery In Sin City

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I hear this question all the time, “How do people stay in recovery in Sin City?” Flashing lights, 24-hour liquor stores, strip clubs galore, gaming at every corner, and now legal marijuana. Las Vegas, NV is defined as an adult playground, or as publicized, the City of Sin. A wealth of people could fit the bill for the recovery need in this place.

With everything in nature, there is a yin and a yang. The yang to this cultural depravity is the amount of recovery support within this community. There may not be a Recovery Community Center in every zip code, but there are mutual aid and 12-step groups available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These support groups consist of a plethora of topics ranging from dual diagnosis groups, emotions anonymous, faith-based groups, and workaholics. These wide ranges of specialized meetings allow people to find recovery from anything the City of Sin dishes out.

Recovery in Las Vegas is one of the largest communities in the city. Yeah, there’s a foodie scene, a nightlife scene, a music scene, and an art scene, but more locals have found recovery than ever before. You can pretty much find a meeting of your choosing in your area on any given day.

If you are a local, you’ve listened to visitors in meetings talk about the spirit of recovery in Las Vegas. Those who began their recovery journeys here but ventured to new lands, also state the same. There’s something about finding tranquility and hope in a place where temptation is right around the corner, which brings people close together. We have found it be a military-like mentality. Travel with your unit, do not abort ship, and leave no man or woman behind. This battleground is full of vices; but we’ve found it’s better to voyage together.

By Chelsey Mony, Foundation for Recovery

For more information on recovery resources in the community, visit Foundation for Recovery’s website: http://forrecovery.org/recovery-support-services/nv-resource-directory/


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Samantha Steele

Recovery Friendly Workplace Ambassador

Southern Nevada Recovery Community Center

Our Activities Calendar

  • One-on-one Peer Recovery Support
  • Mutual Aid Meetings & Support Groups
  • Women’s Empowerment Workshops
  • GED or High school Equivalent Preparation
  • Overdose Prevention Training and naloxone (Narcan) Access Point
  • Computers
  • Library
  • Bus Passes
  • Recycled Clothing (Caring Closet)
  • Peer Recovery Support Specialist Training
  • Lounge Area
  • Classrooms & meeting spaces

The Southern Nevada Recovery Community Center offers several spaces open to the groups and organizations to rent for meetings, support groups, trainings, and events. Learn more or contact therooms@forrecovery.org for more information.

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Person-Directed Recovery

Person-centered recovery is directed, as much as possible by the person – including decisions about who should be included in the process.  The planning identifies just a few small, but meaningful, short-term changes that the individual can focus on helping to reduce some of the barriers or challenges moving forward.  Person centered care should be central to all recovery frameworks.

*Adapted from Person-Centered Care and Planning by Neal Adams, MD, MPH, and Diane Grieder, M.Ed.