Information for Businesses

The Workplace

Drug Use Is Life Abuse is committed to employers who will face the problems associated with drugs in the workplace. Forums will be held to introduce executives to the issues; seminars will be available on request for individual businesses and associations and advice is available to individual business leaders on the best resources available for their needs. In addition, a kit complete with a sample drug policy has been produced to help employers develop and implement their own drug prevention program.

Employers Kit: A Drug Free Workplace

Purpose:
To provide chief executive officers and/or decision makers with introductory information on drug-free workplace implementation.

Table of Contents:

MISSION STATEMENT

TO ELIMINATE THE RISKS, COSTS, AND SOCIETAL BURDEN OF DRUG RELATED PROBLEMS IN THE WORKPLACE THROUGH EDUCATION, MOTIVATION, AND SUPPORT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY EMPLOYERS "FIGHT TO WIN THE WAR ON DRUGS."

WHAT BUSINESSES CAN DO

  1. CREATE, WRITE AND DISTRIBUTE YOUR COMPANY'S POSITION ON DRUGS AND ALCOHOL AT WORK. (WRITE A DRUG POLICY!)
  2. COMMUNICATE THIS MESSAGE IN A POSITIVE MANNER TO ALL EMPLOYEES. STRESS SAFETY, THEIR WELL-BEING, AND THE OVERALL FINANCIAL EFFECT ON THE COMPANY.
  3. OPEN THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION FROM YOUR EMPLOYEES UP TO MANAGEMENT SO THEY WILL FEEL COMFORTABLE DISCUSSING THEIR OWN OR A CO-WORKER'S PROBLEMS.
  4. INITIATE PRE-EMPLOYMENT (POST-OFFER) DRUG TESTING.
  5. INITIATE AN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WHERE EMPLOYEES WITH DRUG/ALCOHOL RELATED PROBLEMS MAY SEEK HELP.

WAR ON DRUGS

The goal of the "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" organization is to work within the community - with groups and individuals - to eliminate the demand for drugs. The ideas listed below are meant to stimulate discussion on what can be done in the workplace to reinforce the message that "Drug Use Is Life Abuse"' and to encourage drug-free lifestyles.

  • Use the "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" logo on:

    stationery
    outgoing mail
    business forms/billing statements
    employee newsletters and bulletins
    newspaper ads/collateral materials (e.g., paper bags, stickers, etc.)

           A logo sheet and Pitney-Bowes meter plate information is available.

  • Display the "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" bumper sticker on organizational vehicles and employees' cars. (Stickers are available free-of-charge from "Drug Use Is Life Abuse.").
  • Have employees sign anti-drug pledge cards. (These are available free-of-charge from "Drug Use Is Life Abuse.")
  • Display special two-way "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" sticker on glass doors of your business.
  • Display "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" signage in store windows, on counter tops, cash register tapes, and in-store point-of-purchase materials.
  • Develop and use "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" patch on employee uniforms.
  • Support employees' drug-free activities through photos, articles, editorials or a drug awareness column in the employee newsletter.
  • Fly the "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" flag below the American Flag.
  • Hold a drug awareness seminar for supervisors, managers, and employees.
  • Participate in Red Ribbon Week activities. (Red Ribbon Week is a nationwide effort to increase awareness of the drug issues and problems in our communities. It takes place in October of every year.)
  • Hold a "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" Week/Month at your workplace to announce a new drug prevention policy, focus attention on drug abuse issues, and/or to kick off a new program, such as an employee assistance program. Distribute "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" bumper stickers, have employees sign anti-drug pledge cards, etc..
WHAT NOT TO DO

THE 11 MOST COMMON EMPLOYER MISTAKES IN ADDRESSING DRUG ABUSE:

  1. DON'T ENFORCE YOUR COMPANY POLICY INCONSISTENTLY.
    To do so is an invitation to litigation. Like most areas of labor and employment law, employers have great latitude in what their policies on drug abuse are going to be. However, once that policy is adopted, an employer must adhere to it. This means taking the same action in response to a policy violation for senior or highly valued employees as for newly hired or very marginal employees. If you repeatedly treat similar violations of company policy differently, ultimately you will be sued and you will lose.
  2. DON'T ACT WITHOUT THE FULL SUPPORT OF TOP MANAGEMENT.
    You need a commitment from the very top of the company to stand by your policy and its consequences. Senior management must not only be informed, it must be involved. Without full and consistent support from the company's leaders, a company's program will be seriously undermined.
  3. DON'T IMPLEMENT A "FITNESS FOR DUTY" POLICY.
    When an employer prohibits drug use that renders an employee "unfit for duty" or "under the influence," that employer is needlessly backing itself into a corner. Performance related standards are subject to interpretation and litigation - and therefore place a much higher burden of proof on the employer to demonstrate a sufficient level of employee impairment. Forget performance standards and such limiting language. Prohibit illicit drug use.Period! You should not care if the drug use took place on break time in the company parking lot, before work outside the factory gates, or the night before at the employee's home. A confirmed "positive" drug test demonstrates the presence of illicit drugs and that in and of itself should be a violation of company policy sufficient to trigger adverse employment action. This standard (a flat prohibition of illicit drug use) is much clearer, easier to satisfy and effective. The legal burden is simple: that the testing procedures were reliable; not that this individual at that moment in that job in the judgment of that supervisor was unable to work at a satisfactory level of performance.
  4. DON'T REPORT DRUG TEST WIDELY.
    Only those with a 'need to know" should be informed of the results of an employee's or job applicant’s drug test. More widely disseminated test results may trigger actions against the employer for, among other claims, defamation, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and/or negligent infliction of emotional distress. Legal considerations aside, it simply is good employee relations to strive to minimize any unwarranted intrusion into employees' privacy. Employers should stress to management and supervisors the importance of maintaining worker confidentiality.
  5. DON'T ACT ON ONLY ONE DRUG TEST RESULT.
    Employers should always perform a separate confirmation test on a "positive" drug test before taking any action, including denial of employment to job applicants. Confirmatory tests are vital for assuring accuracy, maintaining positive employee morale, and minimizing legal vulnerability.
  6. DON'T IMPLEMENT A VERBAL POLICY.
    Your company policy should be written. Never take enforcement action based on spoken or "understood" rules, the legal consequences can be highly detrimental. In all cases, your company's policy should be clear, firm, and in writing, and well communicated to employees. It is critical that the policy include the consequences for employees' violation of the policy and where applicable, the consequences for employees' refusal to be tested.
  7. DON'T USE UNACCREDITED LABORATORIES.
    You want your drug testing program to be fair, accurate and effective. You also want it to stand up in court or in arbitrations. To accomplish this, use top professionals to do your testing. Their safeguards and protocols withstand adversary scrutiny. Two valuable measures of laboratory reliability are accreditation by the National Institute On Drug Abuse and/or the College of American Pathologists. This is not an area to count pennies. The relatively small amount you may save may cost you the credibility of your entire program.
  8. DON'T ADDRESS DRUG ABUSE WITHOUT A PARALLEL PROGRAM FOR ALCOHOL ABUSE.
    Alcohol remains the most commonly abused drug in America and in the American workforce. The virtually identical psychology of addiction, the comparable safety risks and decreased productivity, and the increasing incidence of poly-drug abuse (alcohol and illicit drugs) make alcohol a critical threat to employers and employees and warrants parallel company programs to address alcohol and drug problems. You do not have a drug-free workplace if you tolerate alcohol use.
  9. DON'T CONCENTRATE ON ANY ONE CLASS OF EMPLOYEES (ESPECIALLY PROTECTED CLASSES).
    Employers must be careful not to discriminate in the application of their policies. To concentrate testing, searches or other enforcement action on any one class of employees - even unintentionally - can create morale problems, charges of favoritism and discrimination, and legal actions particularly if one class of employees is disproportionately Black or female or otherwise considered a "protected class" under our equal employment laws. The best enforcement policy is applied equally to all employees, including top management.
  10. DON'T CONFRONT SUSPECTED DRUG USERS ONE-ON-ONE.
    Supervisors and managers should be cautioned never to take action against someone suspected of dealing or using drugs on the job, or "under the influence." First of all, to do that can be physically dangerous. Secondly, there is substantial value to having a reliable witness or witnesses present in the event of a subsequent legal challenge.
  11. DON'T SEND IMPAIRED EMPLOYEES HOME BEHIND THE STEERING WHEEL OF A CAR.
    Someone on the job who is suspected of being drunk or stoned or both should not be operating a 3,000 pound vehicle. By the same token, to restrain the employee from leaving - taking him or her in custody - could subject the employer to claims of false imprisonment. What should you do? After appropriate actions under the company policy (drug test, conditional suspension) the employer should have a supervisor drive him or her home.


Information provided courtesy of Mark A. deBernardo, Executive Director of the Institute For A Drug-Free Workplace.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY

  1. PURPOSE
    Alcohol and drug abuse ranks as one of the major health problems in the United States, Our employees are our most valuable resource, and their safety and health is of paramount concern. We are committed to providing a safe working environment to protect our employees and others; to provide the highest level of service; and to minimize the risk of accidents and injuries.
  2. GENERAL POLICY
    Each "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" employee has a responsibility to co-workers and the public to deliver services in a safe and conscientious manner. Continuing research and practical experience have proven that even limited quantities of narcotics, abused prescription drugs or alcohol can impair your reflexes and judgment. This impairment, even when not readily apparent, can have catastrophic results, as in the case of employees engaged in emergency services or operating dangerous equipment. For these reasons, we have adopted a policy that all employees must report to work completely free from the presence of drugs and the effects of alcohol.
  3. DRUG USE / DISTRIBUTION / POSSESSION / IMPAIRMENT
    All employees are prohibited from manufacturing, cultivating, distributing, dispensing, possessing or using illegal drugs or other unauthorized or mind altering or intoxicating substances while on "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" property (including parking areas and grounds), or while otherwise performing "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" duties away from "Drug Use Is Life Abuse." Included within this prohibition are lawful controlled substances which have been illegally or improperly obtained. Employees are also prohibited from having any such illegal or unauthorized controlled substances in their systems while at work, and from having excessive amounts of otherwise lawful controlled substances in their systems. This policy does not apply to the authorized dispensation, distribution or possession of legal drugs where such activity is a necessary part of an employee's assigned duties.
  4. ALCOHOL USE / DISTRIBUTION / POSSESSION/ IMPAIRMENT
    All employees are prohibited from distributing, dispensing, possessing, using or having alcohol in their system while at work.
  5. OFF-DUTY CONDUCT
    Off-duty possession, use, sale or purchase of mind-altering substances and off-premises alcohol abuse may reflect unfavorably on the company and is also prohibited.
  6. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
    The proper use of medication prescribed by your physician is not prohibited; however, we do prohibit the misuse of prescribed medication. Employee's drugs may affect their job performance, such as by causing dizziness or drowsiness. In addition, employees can report the use of prescription or nonprescriptiondrugs which may affect drug tests by completing a written consent form. It is the employee's responsibility to determine from his/ her physician whether a prescribed drug may impair job performance.
  7. NOTIFICATION OF IMPAIRMENT
    It shall be the responsibility of each employee who observes or has knowledge of another employee in a condition which impairs the employee to perform their job duties, or who presents a hazard to the safety and welfare of others, or is otherwise in violation of this policy, to promptly report that fact to their immediate supervisor.
  8. WHO IS TESTED
    "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" shall conduct drug tests in the following circumstances:
    • Application for Employment
    • Job applicants must submit to a drug test. Refusal to submit or a positive confirmed drug test may be used as a basis for refusal to hire the applicants
    • Reasonable Suspicion
    • Employees may be required to submit to drug/alcohol screening whenever "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" supervision has a reasonable suspicion that they have violated any of the rules set forth in this policy. Reasonable suspicion may arise from, among other factors, supervisory observation, co-worker reports or complaints, performance decline, attendance or behavioral changes, or involvement in a workplace or vehicular accident indicating a possible error in judgment or negligence.
  9. DISCIPLINE
    Violation of this policy or any of its provisions may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
  10. ENFORCEMENT POLICY
    In order to enforce this policy and procedures, "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" reserves the right to investigate potential violations and require personnel to undergo substance screening, including urinalysis, blood tests or other appropriate tests and, where appropriate, searches of all areas of the company and company grounds, including, but not limited to work areas, personal articles, lockers, vehicles, etc. Employees will be subject to discipline up to and including discharge for refusing to cooperate with searches or investigations, to submit to screening or for failing to execute consent forms when required by supervision.
  11. INVESTIGATIONS / SEARCHES
    Where a manager or supervisor has reasonable suspicion that an employee has violated the substance abuse policy, the supervisor may inspect vehicles, lockers, work areas, desks, purses, briefcases, tool boxes and other locations or belongings without prior notice, in order to ensure a work environment free of prohibited substances. An employee may be asked to be present and remove a personal lock. Where the employee is not present or refuses to remove a personal lock, "Drug Use Is Life Abuse"' may do so for him or her, and compensate the employee for the lock. Any such searches will be coordinated with a representative of management.
  12. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE
    The company expects employees who suspect they have an alcohol or drug problem to seek treatment. The company will help employees who abuse alcohol or drugs by providing a referral to an appropriate professional organization. However, it is the responsibility of the employee to seek and accept assistance before drug and alcohol problems lead to disciplinary action, including termination. Failure to enter, remain or successfully complete a prescribed treatment program may result in termination of employment. Strict confidentiality of records and information will be maintained. Entrance into a treatment program does not provide exceptions to the company's policy regarding an employee's performance, and participation will not prevent the company from administering discipline for violation of its policies or relieve the employee of Ws/her responsibility to perform his/her job in a satisfactory, safe, and efficient manner
  13. CONFIRMATION TESTING
    All urinalysis drug tests will utilize an initial immunoassay methodology or an equivalent. All positive results shall be confirmed by a licensed laboratory using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) or an equivalent.
  14. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AN EMPLOYEE TESTS POSITIVE FOR PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES?
    All employees who test positive in a confirmed substance test will be subject to discipline up to and including discharge, Employees who are not immediately terminated for testing positive or for some other violation of the policy may, at the sole discretion of "Drug Use Is Life abuse" be placed on probation and required to execute an agreement acknowledging:

    a. That they tested positive or otherwise violated the policy; and,

    b. That in exchange for "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" not terminating them for this instance of testing positive or otherwise violating the policy, they agree to undergo rehabilitation, counseling or other activities prescribed by "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" coordinating physician in conjunction with management; to undergo periodic unannounced screening for a set period; and be subject to termination for any future violation of the policy.

  15. RETURNING / CONTINUING TO WORK
    Employees who test positive, admit to drug or alcohol use or related misconduct, or voluntarily seek assistance, and are not terminated, will not be returned to work or continue working until they have been evaluated by a "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" coordinating physician in conjunction with the administration to determine if they can safely return to work.

EMPLOYEES ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I have fully read and understand the "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" Policy Against Drugs and Alcohol, and I agree to abide by its terms as a condition of my employment.


This agreement does not alter my current status as an "At-Will" employee. I understand that I have the right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause or notice, and the company has a similar right. I further understand that my status as an "At-Will" employee may not be changed except in writing signed by the President of the company.


PRINT FULL NAME ___________________________
SIGNED ____________________________________
DATE ______________________________________
(RETAIN IN EMPLOYEE PERSONNEL FILE)

THE LEGALITY OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING

The Legality of Drug and Alcohol Testing in Nevada

1) Employment Testing in General.

Nevada has no Statutes regulating private employer drug testing. Nor have the Court of Nevada specifically dealt with the legality of drug and alcohol testing either at the pre-employment stage or during the course of employment.

2) Violation of Public Policy.

Individuals have challenged drug testing in general in Nevada claiming that it violates public policy. However, the Nevada Supreme Court specifically has held that it was “unaware of conditions through testing programs designed to identify and eliminate the use of illicit drug and alcohol.” Blankennship v. O’Sullivan Plastic Corp., 109 Nev. 1162, 1166 (1993) The Court has since expanded this finding in Nevada Employment Security Department v. Holmes, 112 Nev. 275, 284 (1996), holding that “employers have compelling reasons, both economic and social, to test their employees for drugs.”

The Nevada Supreme Court does consider the employer’s interest in drug testing in relation to the position held by the employee when determining if drug-testing programs violate public policy. The courts specifically consider whether the employer’s drug testing policy has an employer manufactured explosives, concluding that employer had legitimate safety concerns with this type of business. Clevenger v. Nevada Employment Security Dept. 105 Nev. 145, 151 (1989). In Holmes, the court likewise found a reasonable relation where the employee was entrusted with the employer’s computer system, handling of large amounts of cash, and had significant personal interaction with guests. Holmes 112 Nev. At 284.

These decisions indicate that general public policy challenges will likely be unsuccessful in Nevada. However, it is possible that the courts could carve out exceptions if the particular facts of a case warranted. As such, employers should not rely too heavily on the seeming support of employment drug testing by Nevada Courts.

3) Nevada State Employees.

Nevada Revised Statutes 284.406 et seq. covers the use of alcohol or drugs by Nevada State employees. Under Nevada Statutes, state employees may be subjected to a drug or alcohol test if the employer has a reasonable belief, based upon objective facts, that an employee is under the influence of alcohol or drugs which are impairing the employee’s ability to perform the job duties safely and efficiently. An employer with such a reasonable belief that an employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol must inform the employee and make a written record of the circumstances to justify the employer’s suspicion. A refusal by the employee of testing may result in dismissal or other disciplinary action. With respect to job applicants for the Nevada State job openings, only those job applicants whose duties may affect the public safety are to be tested before employment may begin. For any State employee tested for drug or alcohol, the law requires any testing to be conducted in such a manner as to protect the person from any “unnecessary embarrassment.” Nevada requires a confirmation test of an initial positive test.

4) Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Claims.

Nevada State law provides that workers’ compensation benefits may not be awarded when an injury proximately caused by the employee’s intoxication, whether by alcohol or a controlled substance. If the employee was intoxicated at the time of his injury, it is presumed that the intoxication was the proximate cause unless rebutted by evidence to the contrary. NRS 616C.230. Additionally, a person is ineligible for unemployment benefits if the employee was discharged for misconduct connected with the work. NRS 612.385. Nevada law requires that an employee’s misconduct be connected with his or her work before that person can be deemed ineligible for unemployment benefits. A Nevada case held t that a manufacturing employer’s legitimate safety interests had the employee’s deliberate violation of the employer’s rule against off the job use of marijuana showed willful disregard of regulations and obligations owed to the employer. Clevenger v. Employment Security Department. 105 Nev. 145 (1989)

5) Employer Requirements.
A) Medial Benefits

If an employer provides health benefits for employees, the employer must provide benefits for the expenses for the abuse of alcohol and drugs. The annual benefits provided by the employer must consist of:

(i) Treatment for withdrawal from the physiological effects of alcohol or drugs, with a maximum benefit of $1,500 per calendar year;
(ii) Treatment for a patient admitted to a facility, with a maximum benefit of $9,000 per calendar year;
(iii) Counseling for a person, group or family who is not admitted to a facility, with a maximum benefit of $2,500 per calendar year.
The maximum amount which may be paid in the lifetime of the insured for any combination of these treatments is $39,000. The employee is entitled to these benefits if treatment is received in any facility for the treatment of abuse of alcohol or drugs which is certified by the Health Division of the Nevada Department of Human Resources or hospital or medical facility or facility of the dependent which is licensed by the Health Division of the Nevada Department of Human Resources, accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and provides a program for the treatment of abuse of alcohol or drugs as a part of its accredited activities. NRS 608.156.

B) Americans with Disabilities Act.
Persons who are currently using illegal drugs or who are abusing prescription drugs are not protected under the ADA effect on their job performance. Rehabilitation drug addicts are protected under the ADA because they have a record or disability. Alcoholics are considered disabled under the ADA. However, an alcoholic may be required to meet an employer’s regular employment standards and disciplined if he or she fails to do so.

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ATTORNEYS SPECIALIZING IN LABOR LAW AND HUMAN RESOURCE

Carson City:

Allison, George V. Attorney
402 North Division Street, Carson City, NV 89702
(775) 687-0202
(775) 882-7918 (fax)
Email: law@allisonmackenzie.com
http://www.allisonmackenzierussell.com

Badger & Baker Attorneys at Law
312 West Third Street, Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 882-5515

Badger Raymond Jr Attorney
312 West Third Street, Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 882-5515

Baker R Scott Attorney
312 West Third Street, Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 882-5515

Bernstein Edward M & Associates
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 888-8888

Cockerill Charles Attorney
415 West Second Street, Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 884-4300

Donaldson, Thomas J. Attorney
2805 Mountain Street, Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 885-1896
(775) 885-8728 (fax)
Email: tdonaldson@dlpfd.com
http://www.dlpfd.com

Flaherty, Francis Christopher Attorney
2805 Mountain Street, Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 885-1896
(775) 885-8728 (fax)
Email: fflaherty@dlpfd.com
http://www.dlpfd.com

Forsberg, Mark R. Attorney
600 East William Street, Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 882-4577
(775) 882-0810 (fax)

Huss, W. F. Bill Attorney
600 East William Street, Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 882-4577
(775) 882-0810 (fax)

Jones, Tanya Attorney
2805 Mountain Street, Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 885-1896
(775) 885-8728 (fax)

Jordan Kenneth J Attorney
Law Practice Primarily In Personal Injury
208 North Curry Street, Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 883-5858

Lawrence, Sandra G. Attorney
2805 Mountain Street, Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 885-1896
(775) 885-8728 (fax)
Email: slawrence@dlpfd.com
http://www.dlpfd.com

Martin-Kerr, Marie Attorney
3476 Executive Pointe Way, Unit 16, Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 841-3388
(775) 841-3389 (fax)
Email: mmk@virtuallegal.com
http://www.virtual-legal.com

McCarty, James A. Attorney
223 South Division Street, Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 883-8833
(775) 882-0214 (fax)
Email: jmccarty@beckettyott-law.com
http://www.beckettyott-law.com

Nevada Attorney for Injured Workers
1000 East William Street Suite 208, Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 687-4076
http://www.state.nv.us/bandi/aiw

Prunty, Jessica C. Attorney
2805 Mountain Street, Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 885-1896
(775) 885-8728 (fax)
Email: jprunty@dlpfd.com
http://www.dlpfd.com

Roullard Geoffrey Attorney at Law
321 North Walsh Street, Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 883-1005

Staub Richard S Attorney
1971 California Street, Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 882-6888

Virtual Legal, P.C.
3476 Executive Pointe Way, Unit 16, Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 841-3388
(775) 841-3389 (fax)
http://www.virtual-legal.com

Elko:

Armstrong Lambert & Kidwell
603 Pine Street, Elko, NV 89801
(775) 753-8600
(775) 753-8600 (fax)

Armstrong Lambert & Kidwell
603 Pine Street, Elko, NV 89801
(775) 738-9877
(775) 753-8600 (fax)

Armstrong Roger D Attorney
603 Pine Street, Elko, NV 89801
(775) 738-9877

Brennan Thomas R Attorney
491 4th Street, Elko, NV 89801
(775) 777-7777

Coyle, Thomas J., Jr. Attorney
530 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89803
(775) 738-8091
(775) 738-4220 (fax)
Email: gdclaws@frontiernet.net
http://www.lawyers.com/elklaw

David Allen & Associates
Elko, NV 89801
(775) 738-1688

Easterly Eric G Attorney
603 Pine Street, Elko, NV 89801
(775) 738-9877

Kidwell Craig W Attorney
603 Pine Street, Elko, NV 89801
(775) 738-9877

Lambert John E Attorney
603 Pine Street, Elko, NV 89801
(775) 738-9877

Law Offices of Armstrong Lambert & Kidwell
603 Pine Street, Elko, NV 89801
(775) 738-9877

Minden:

Hernandez Mauricio R Attorney at Law
1662 USHighway 395 North Suite 203, Minden, NV 89423
(775) 782-0195
(775) 782-0196 (fax)
http://www.lawmrh.com

Winters Karen L Law Office of Attorney
1626 USHighway 395 North, Minden, NV 89423
(775) 782-7933
http://www.nevada-law.us

Reno:

Aberasturi, John A. Attorney
99 West Arroyo Street, Reno, NV 89505
(775) 786-3930
(775) 786-4160 (fax)
Email: jaberasturi@etsreno.com
http://www.etsreno.com

Anderson Troy M Attorney
439 Marsh Avenue, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 322-3366

Angaran, Jack G. Attorney
100 West Grove Street, Suite 500, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 827-6440
(775) 827-9256 (fax)
Email: jack@gtadefense.com
http://www.gtadefense.com

Balkenbush, Robert F. Attorney
6590 South McCarran Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 786-2882
(775) 786-8004 (fax)
Email: rbalkenbush@thorndal.com
http://www.thorndal.com

Barton, Denise A. Attorney
6100 Neil Road, Suite 555, Reno, NV 89511
(775) 829-6000
(775) 829-6001 (fax)
Email: dbm@morrislawgroup.com
http://www.morrislawgroup.com

Beko, Thomas P. Attorney
99 West Arroyo Street, Reno, NV 89505
(775) 786-3930
(775) 786-4160 (fax)
Email: tbeko@etsreno.com
http://www.etsreno.com

Bernard Lawrence B ESQ
530 California Avenue, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 324-4000

Bernstein Edward M & Associates
327 California Avenue, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 888-8888

Bowen, Dan C. Attorney
50 West Liberty Street, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 788-8666
(775) 788-8682 (fax)
Email: dbowen@lionelsawyer.com
http://www.lionelsawyer.com

Bradshaw, James W. Attorney
100 West Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 788-2000
(775) 788-2020 (fax)
Email: jbradshaw@mcdonaldcarano.com
http://www.mcdonaldcarano.com

Bruch, Rebecca Attorney
99 West Arroyo Street, Reno, NV 89505
(775) 786-3930
(775) 786-4160 (fax)
Email: rbruch@etsreno.com
http://www.etsreno.com

Brust, Clayton P. Attorney
71 Washington Street, Reno, NV 89503
(775) 329-3151
(775) 329-7941 (fax)
Email: cbrust@rbslattys.com

Bryant Law Offices PC
935 Jones Street Floor 2, Reno, NV 89503
(775) 324-3888

Campos-Mercado, Alice Attorney
6005 Plumas Street, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 786-6868
(775) 786-9716 (fax)
Email: info@lge.net

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Carr, Diane Attorney
1 East Liberty, Sixth Floor, Reno, NV 89504
(775) 324-7800
(775) 324-7801 (fax)
Email: dcroth@alversontaylor.com
http://www.alversontaylor.com

Cassas, Frank Attorney
333 Holcomb Avenue, Reno, NV 89505
(775) 323-1601
(775) 348-7250 (fax)
Email: fcassas@mhcl-law.com
http://www.mhcl-law.com

Charles Diaz
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 324-6443

Colvin, Joe E. Attorney
543 Plumas Street, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 348-0099
(775) 348-1738 (fax)

Curiale Dellaverson Hirschfeld & Kraemer, LLP
310 South Arlington Avenue, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 284-4448
(775) 324-6561 (fax)
Email: info@cdhklaw.com
http://www.cdhklaw.com

David Allen & Associates
243 Stewart Street, Reno, NV 89501
(755) 786-1020
(755) 786-1026 (fax)
http://www.lawyers.com/dallen

Deyhle, Paul C. Attorney
100 West Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 788-2000
(775) 788-2020 (fax)
Email: pdeyhle@mcdonaldcarano.com
http://www.mcdonaldcarano.com

Diaz & Galt
443 Marsh Avenue, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 324-6443

Dickerson, Jeffrey A. Attorney
9655 Gateway Drive, Suite B, Reno, NV 89521
(775) 786-6664
(775) 786-7466 (fax)
Email: jeff@gbis.com
http://www.jdickersonlaw.com

Dita, Joseph, III Attorney
243 Stewart Street, Reno, NV 89501
(755) 786-1020
(755) 786-1026 (fax)
Email: jdita@davidallenlaw.com
http://www.lawyers.com/dallen


Drinkwater Law Offices, A Professional Corporation
6490 South McCarran Boulevard Building B Suite 15, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 828-0800
(775) 828-0858 (fax)
http://www.lawyers.com/drinkwaterlaw


Drinkwater, Bonnie Attorney
6490 South McCarran Boulevard Building B, Suite 15, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 828-0800
(775) 828-0858 (fax)
Email: bdrinkwater@drinkwaterlaw.com
http://www.lawyers.com/drinkwaterlaw


Du, Miranda Attorney
100 West Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 788-2000
(775) 788-2020 (fax)
Email: mdu@mcdonaldcarano.com
http://www.mcdonaldcarano.com


Elmore, Richard L. Attorney
5441 Kietzke Lane, Second Floor, Reno, NV 89511
(775) 327-3000
(775) 786-6179 (fax)
Email: relmore@halelane.com
http://www.halelane.com


Galt Marialice Attorney
443 Marsh Avenue, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 324-6443

Georgeson, Thompson & Angaran, Chartered
100 West Grove Street, Suite 500, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 827-6440
(775) 827-9256 (fax)
Email: info@gtadefense.com
http://www.gtadefense.com


Goddard, Leigh T. Attorney
100 West Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 788-2000
(775) 788-2020 (fax)
Email: lgoddard@mcdonaldcarano.com

http://www.mcdonaldcarano.com


Gruenewald Barbara
121 California Avenue, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 322-3366


Guinasso, Jason D. Attorney
6590 South McCarran Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 786-2882
(775) 786-8004 (fax)
Email: jguinasso@thorndal.com
http://www.thorndal.com


Hale, J. Thomas Attorney
547 South Arlington Street, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 322-1552
(775) 322-1721 (fax)
Email: tom@thalelaw.reno.nv.us

Hall, Anthony L. Attorney
350 South Center Street, Suite 530, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 348-4888
(775) 786-0127 (fax)
Email: ahall@littler.com
http://www.littler.com


Hart, Leslie Bryan Attorney
50 West Liberty Street, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 788-8666
(775) 788-8682 (fax)
Email: lhart@lionelsawyer.com
http://www.lionelsawyer.com


Hicks, Patrick H. Attorney
350 South Center Street, Suite 530, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 348-4888
(775) 786-0127 (fax)
Email: phicks@little.com
http://www.littler.com


Hilden, Susan Heaney Attorney
350 South Center Street, Suite 530, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 348-4888
(775) 786-0127 (fax)
Email: shilden@littler.com
http://www.littler.com


Hsu, Rick R. Attorney
4785 Caughlin Parkway, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 827-2000
(775) 827-2185 (fax)
Email: rhsu@waltherkey.com
http://www.waltherkey.com


Hug, Procter J. Attorney
4785 Caughlin Parkway, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 827-2000
(775) 827-2185 (fax)
Email: phug@waltherkey.com
http://www.waltherkey.com


Jeffrey A. Dickerson
9655 Gateway Drive, Suite B, Reno, NV 89521
(775) 786-6664
(775) 786-7466 (fax)
Email: jeff@gbis.com
http://www.jdickersonlaw.com


Ketner, Sandra C. Attorney
9600 Gateway Drive, Reno, NV 89521
(775) 322-1170
(775) 322-1865 (fax)
Email: sketner@laxalt-nomura.com

Kinney & Levinson Attorneys at Law
828 Jones Street, Reno, NV 89503
(775) 329-2223

Kinney Patrick T Attorney
828 Jones Street, Reno, NV 89503
(775) 329-2223
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Lattin, Donald A. Attorney
4785 Caughlin Parkway, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 827-2000
(775) 827-2185 (fax)
Email: dlattin@waltherkey.com
http://www.waltherkey.com

LAUB & LAUB Father and Son Law Firm Of
630 East Plumb Lane, Reno, NV 89502
(775) 323-5282

Lattin, Donald A. Attorney
4785 Caughlin Parkway, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 827-2000
(775) 827-2185 (fax)
Email: dlattin@waltherkey.com
http://www.waltherkey.com


Law Firm of LAUB & LAUB
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 333-5282

Law Firm of LAUB & LAUB
630 East Plumb Lane, Reno, NV 89502
(775) 333-5282

Laxalt, Monique Attorney
691 Sierra Rose, Suite A, Reno, NV 89511
(775) 323-7790
(775) 323-5454 (fax)
Email: worldlyx@worldnet.att.net
http://www.calvindunlaplaw.com


Levinson Beth L Attorney
828 Jones Street, Reno, NV 89503
(775) 329-2223

Linton, Linda Attorney
6130 Plumas Street, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 829-2002
(775) 829-1808 (fax)
Email: llinton@perryspann.com
http://www.perryspann.com


Littler Mendelson, A Professional Corporation
350 South Center Street, Suite 530, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 348-4888
(775) 786-0127 (fax)
Email: info@littler.com
http://www.littler.com


Lundvall, Pat Attorney
100 West Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 788-2000
(775) 788-2020 (fax)
Email: plundvall@mcdonaldcarano.com
http://www.mcdonaldcarano.com


Marialice Galt
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 324-6443


McAuliffe R Trent Attorney
543 Plumas Street, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 786-5444


McKenzie, Tracy J. Attorney
6490 South McCarran Boulevard Building B, Suite 15, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 828-0800
(775) 828-0858 (fax)
Email: tmckenzie@drinkwaterlaw.com

Morgan, Ann Attorney
100 West Liberty Street 12th Floor, Reno, NV 89504
(775) 786-5000
(775) 786-1177 (fax)
Email: amorgan@jonesvargas.com
http://www.jonesvargas.com


Morris Brian R Attorney
9655 Gateway Drive, Reno, NV 89521
(775) 786-6664

Morris Pickering & Peterson
6100 Neil Road, Suite 555, Reno, NV 89511
(775) 829-6000
(775) 829-6001 (fax)
Email: mail@morrislawgroup.com
http://www.morrislawgroup.com


Nevada Workers Comp Center
333 Marsh Avenue, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 786-2006
http://www.nevadaworkcomp.com


Nivinskus, Michael A. Attorney
4785 Caughlin Parkway, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 827-2000
(775) 827-2185 (fax)
Email: mnivinsk@waltherkey.com
http://www.waltherkey.com


Pagni, Albert F. Attorney
100 West Liberty Street 12th Floor, Reno, NV 89504
(775) 786-5000
(775) 786-1177 (fax)
Email: afp@jonesvargas.com
http://www.jonesvargas.com


Parks, Katherine F. Attorney
6590 South McCarran Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 786-2882
(775) 786-8004 (fax)
Email: kparks@thorndal.com
http://www.thorndal.com


Perry, Victor A. Attorney
6130 Plumas Street, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 829-2002
(775) 829-1808 (fax)
Email: vperry@perryspann.com
http://www.perryspann.com


Pfrehm, Justin H. Attorney
100 West Grove Street, Suite 500, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 827-6440
(775) 827-9256 (fax)
Email: justin@gtadefense.com
http://www.gtadefense.com


Rands, Douglas R. Attorney
9498 Double R Boulevard, Suite A, Reno, NV 89521
(775) 827-6464
(775) 827-6496 (fax)
Email: doug_rands@sbcglobal.net
http://www.lawyers.com/nevadalaw


Reese, Devon T. Attorney
310 South Arlington Avenue, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 284-4448
(775) 324-6561 (fax)
Email: dreese@cdhklaw.com
http://www.cdhklaw.com


Riviera, Daniel J. Attorney
417 West Plumb Lane, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 786-7600
(775) 786-7764 (fax)
http://www.lawyers.com/bhplaw


Rowe, Kim G. Attorney
4785 Caughlin Parkway, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 827-2000
(775) 827-2185 (fax)
Email: krowe@waltherkey.com
http://www.waltherkey.com


Rowe, Timothy E. Attorney
100 West Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 788-2000
(775) 788-2020 (fax)
Email: trowe@mcdonaldcarano.com
http://www.mcdonaldcarano.com


Ryman, Brent L. Attorney
99 West Arroyo Street, Reno, NV 89505
(775) 786-3930
(775) 786-4160 (fax)
Email: bryman@etsreno.com
http://www.etsreno.com


Selert, Whitney J. Attorney
100 West Grove Street, Suite 500, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 827-6440
(775) 827-9256 (fax)
Email: whit@gtadefense.com
http://www.gtadefense.com


Shannon Bryant Attorney at Law
416 Ridge Street, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 324-3888
http://www.bryantlawoffices.net


Short Jay Attorney
333 Marsh Avenue, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 786-2006
http://www.nevadaworkcomp.com

Short Jay Attorney
333 Marsh Avenue, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 786-2006
http://www.nevadaworkcomp.com


Short Jay F Attorney at Law
595 Humboldt Street, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 786-2006
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Silverberg, Ian E. Attorney
98 & 96 Winter Street, Reno, NV 89503
(775) 786-5800
(775) 329-8282 (fax)
Email: ian@hardyandassociates.com
http://www.hardyandassociates.com


The Cashill Law Firm A Professional Corporation
410 California Avenue, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 334-4444
(775) 334-4440 (fax)
Email: info@cashilllaw.com
http://www.cashilllaw.com


The Law Firm of Herb Santos Jr
1 East 1st Stste 1000, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 323-5200
Email: herb@santoslawfirm.com
http://www.santoslawfirm.com


Thompson, Frank W. Attorney
One East Liberty Street, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 786-9494
(775) 786-1180 (fax)
Email: frank@thompson.reno.nv.us
http://www.lawyers.com/renolaw


Waggoner, Debra O. Attorney
4785 Caughlin Parkway, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 827-2000
(775) 827-2185 (fax)
Email: dwaggone@waltherkey.com
http://www.waltherkey.com


Wilkin, Greg B. Attorney
6590 South McCarran Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 786-2882
(775) 786-8004 (fax)
Email: gwilkin@thorndal.com
http://www.thorndal.com


Winograd, Ellen Jean Attorney
310 South Arlington Avenue, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 284-4448
(775) 324-6561 (fax)
Email: ewinograd@cdhklaw.com
http://www.cdhklaw.com


ZEH Charles R
575 Forest Street Suite 200, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 323-5700

ZEH Saint-Aubin SPOO
575 Forest Street Suite 200, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 323-5700

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Alano Club
7640 Prater Way
Sparks, NV 89431
(775) 359-2727
Sun-Thurs: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
A Club for sobering alcoholics. AA meetings held on-site.

Al-Alon/Alateen
(775) 348-7103
Fax: (775)563-1655
Call for meeting times and locations.
Al-Alon/Alateen are support groups for adults or teens who have loved ones with an addiction to alcohol.

Alcohol and Drug Information Hotline
(800)788-2800
Fax: (301) 468-6433
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
A referral hotline for alcohol and drug information.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Northern Nevada
(775) 355-1151
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
A 12 step, self-help group to help alcoholics overcome their addiction.

American Council on Alcoholism Helpline
3900 N. Fairfax Drive #401
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 248-9005 or (800) 527-5344
Fax: (703) 248-9007
Provides information and referrals to local alcohol and drug treatment centers. Information is mailed upon request.

American Therapeutic Clinic
1507 Sullivan Lane
Sparks, NV 89431
(775) 355-7759
Fax: (775) 355-7759
Mon-Fri: 5:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sat: 5:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.
The American Therapeutic Clinic is an outpatient detoxification and methadone maintenance program for opioid addictions. Also offers Level 2, Level 2x, and Level 3 DUI classes and court diversion programs.

Basic Recovery Associates
Reno office Sparks Office
210 S Sierra St. #201 B 680 Greenbrae #224
Reno, NV 89501 Sparks, NV 89431
(775) 329-4771 (775)358-4998
Fax: (775)329-4922
Mon- Thurs: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Offers outpatient substance abuse treatment, DUI and Traffic School, parenting classes, anger management, and money management classes. All programs meet court requirements

Carson-Tahoe Hospital Behavioral Health Services
775 Fleischmann Way
P.O. Box 2168
Carson City, NV 89702-2168
(775) 885-4460
Crisis Line: (775) 885-4563
Fax: (775) 885-4563
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Provides 24-hour emergency services and offers a mental health and chemical dependency program. The Carson-Tahoe Behavioral Health Services approach lies in combining the technology of healing with the human touch of caring. Offers the most advance treatment options with some of the most skilled staffing available and although the specialties offered vary immensely, their goals remain to make the client happy, healthy, and feeling good so they can get back to doing what they love.

The Center for Behavioral Health
160 Hubbard Way, Ste. A
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 829-4472
Fax: (775) 829-4467
Mon-Fri: 5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sat: 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
An Individualized clinic specializing in the treatment and management of narcotic dependence through a methadone maintenance program. Medicaid is accepted.
Eligibility:
Anyone 18 or older who has been opioid dependent at least 1 year.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
(800) 662- HELP (4357)
A recoding provides information on alcohol and drub treatment options in each of the fifty states.
Eligibility:
Need a touch tone phone.

Central Lyon Youth Connections
P.O. Box 1865
Dayton, NV 89403
(775)246-0320
Fax: (775) 246-0238
healthy@powernet.net
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Youth Connection provides a variety of community-based prevention, intervention, educational, and social programs for the prevention of substance abuse.

Choices Group, Inc.
250 N. Bell Street
Reno, NV 89503
(775) 324-5022
Fax: (775) 324-5029
Mon-Fri: 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Choices Group, Inc. is an adult and family drug court treatment provider. Counseling, urine testing and acupuncture services are available.

Cocaine Anonymous
(800) 347-8898
Offers referrals to Cocaine Anonymous in caller’s area.

Community Counseling Center
205 South Pratt Avenue
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 882-3945
Detox: (775) 841-3223
Fax: (775) 882-6126
Mon-Thurs: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Community Counseling Center provides individual and group counseling, community education, referrals, consultation, substance abuse treatment, outpatient evaluation, and assessment. A batterer’s intervention program and DUI school is also offered. Social model detoxification (3-5 days) is available with referrals for other levels of substance abuse treatment. CC also sponsors a Men’s Group to help men deal with the problems that life may bring.

Cornerstones
2850 Wrondel Way, Ste. J
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 355-1151
Wed: 7:30 p.m.
Fri: 8:00 p.m.
This is an Alcoholics Anonymous support group for gays and lesbians.

Driars Club
345 S. Wells Ave
Reno, NV
(775) 324-9210
7 days a week, 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Fellowship hall for sober alcoholics. AA meeting held on-site.

Family Counseling Service of Northern Nevada
575 E. Plumb Lane, Ste. 100
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 329-0623
Fax: (775) 337-2970
info@familycounselingserv.org
Mon-Thurs: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Marriage, family child, individual, and group therapy is provided. FCS’s licensed professional staff specializes in treatment of stress, depression, marital problems, family problems, child and adolescent issues, anger management, substance abuse, sexual and emotional abuse, and assistance programs. Fees are assessed on a sliding scale.

Freedom House
501 Elko St.
Reno, NV 89512
(775) 786-8035
Fax: (775) 348-0701
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Provides a six-month substance abuse program for alcoholics and drug addicts. Programs is inpatient and Christian-based.

Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
Reno, NV
(775) 356-8070
A 12-step, self-help support group for the individual affected by gambling addiction.


Gay Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
418 S. Rock Blvd.
Sparks, NV 89531
(775) 355-1151
Fax: (775) 355-1560
A 12-step, self-help group for gays and lesbians who are working to overcome an addiction to alcohol.

Grace House
853 Spokane St.
Reno, NV 89512
(775) 329-0439
Mon-Fri. 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Halfway house for males recovering from drug and alcohol addiction as well as gambling addiction. Men must attend 4 AA, NA or GA meetings a week. Minimym stay is 90 days and the maximum stay is 7 months.
Eligibility:
Males with addiction issues.

Lyon Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs
215 West Bridge, Ste. 8
P.O. Box 981
Yerington, NV 89447-2327
(775) 463-6597
Fax: (775) 463-6598
Lyonconcil.yerington@verizon.net
Mon- Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Approved by the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse to provide outpatient treatment and prevention programs to adults and adolescents. Program are available throughout Lyon and Storey counties on a sliding fee scale. Information and referrals can be made to a variety of requested or necessary programs. Also provides outpatient substance abuse counseling. The main office is in Yerington, but there are satellite offices in Silver Springs, Fernley, Dayton and Virginia City. For information about satellite offices, please contact the Yerington number.

Mandala House
615 West Sixth St.
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 322-9396
Fax: (775) 322-0419
Nevada@wish.org
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Mandala House provides a program for those who wish to recover from the disease of addiction. The purpose of the house is to help people establish a foundation of recovery over a six-month period, enabling them to re-enter the mainstream of society.

Marijuana Anonymous
Information Life: (800) 766-6779
www.marijuana-anonymous.org
Call for meeting times and locations
A 12-Step recovery program for individuals who would like to stop smoking marijuana.

My Home, Inc.
435 E. 6th Street
Reno, NV 89512
(775) 786-5622
Fax: (775) 786-5622
24 Hours a day, 7 days a week
Residential treatment program for teens ages 12-18. Services include addiction counseling, medicine, administration and therapy.
Eligibility:
Clients must be covered by Medicaid

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Reno, NV
(775) 322-4811 – Reno
(775) 883-5110 – Carson City
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call for meeting times and locations
A Support Group for those struggling with an addiction to drugs.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
(800) 788-2800
Fax: (301) 468-7394
Will connect callers to all federal alcohol and drug clearinghouses for free information on all aspects of alcohol and drugs. Callers will get a recording that provides options for gathering more information and reaching other help lines.

National Youth Crisis Hotline
P.O. Box 178408
San Diego, CA 92177-8408
(858) 292-5683
Hotline: (800) Hit-Home (448-4663
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
A pastoral hotline for youth (12-18 year of age) in crisis situations, including physical abuse, rape, runaway, suicide, pregnancy and drugs

Nevada Council on Problem Gambling
4340 S. Valley View Blvd., #220
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 369-9740
Hotline: (800) 522-4700
Fax: (702) 369-9765
nevcouncil@aol.com
The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling is an information and referral organization dedicated to generating awareness, promoting education and advocating for quality treatment of problem gambling in the state of Nevada.

Nevada Substance Abuse Resource Center
University of Nevada
College of education, MailStop 284
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 784-6336 or (888) 784-6336
Fax: (775) 327-2268
SJa@unr.edu
Mon-Thurs: 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Distributes substance abuse prevention materials to the general public and to substance abuse prevention professionals and professionals in related fields, such as Social Work, Counseling, Education, Medicine, Criminal Justice, and Employee Assistance. The materials are provided at no cost. The Resource Center also maintains a library of reference materials, kits, audio and videocassettes, and curricula available for checkout to Nevada residents.

New Frontier
165 N. Carson St.
Fallon, NV 89406
(775) 423-1412
Hotline: (800) 232-6382
Fax: (775) 423-4054
ccoad@cccomm.net
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Offers a 20 bed residential substance abuse program with outpatient substance abuse counseling and programs for teens struggling with substance abuse.
Eligibility:
Must be 72 hour drug-free, free of incapacitating mental or physical illness and must have substance abuse problems.

NorthStar Treatment and Recovery
480 Galletti Way, Bldgs. 3&4
Sparks, NV 89431
(775) 786-6563
Hotline: (775) 329-4047
Fax: (775) 786-6728
www.northsartx.org
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Offers assessment, social-model detoxification, residential treatment, outpatient and intensive-outpatient programs for substance abuse treatment. One-on-one and group counseling, a DUI school, exercise and nutrition programs, financial planning, and relationship counseling are also available.

Placer County Health and Human Services
5225 North Lake Boulevard
P.O. Box 399
Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
(530) 546-1900
(888) 886-5401 (24 hr. emergency response service for children and families in crisis)
Fax: (530) 546-1912
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Provides a wide variety of health, employment training, and social services, including financial assistance to needy and disadvantaged families and individuals under a variety of programs to meet basic needs for food, shelter, clothing and medical care. Also offers comprehensive services to help at-risk children and their families through child welfare, probation education, substance abuse services and public health, as well as a 24-hour emergency response service for children and families in crisis. The Adult System of Care Division offers reporting and investigation of elder abuse as well as mental health services for residents, including 24-hour crisis intervention.

Rational Recovery
(775) 786-8801
A Substance abuse program for those who want to quit using drugs and alcohol forever. The program is based on the moral model of addiction. Potential clients are screened over the phone.

Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission
Christian Addiction Recovery Program
145 West Third St.
Reno, NV 89512
(775) 323-1560
The Reno Sparks Gospel Mission provides a Christian-based substance abuse program for both men and women.

Reno Treatment Center
750 Kuenzli St.
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 333-5233
Fax: (775) 333-5284
Mon-Fri: 5:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sat: 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
Provides a long term, medical methadone maintenance, assessment, and outpatient program.
Eligibility:
Must be opioid dependent and have a positive urinalysis for opioids.

ReStart
624 East Fourth Street
Reno, NV 89512
(775) 324-2622
Fax: (775) 324-0446
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., closed 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Offers professional mental health and substance abuse counseling, case management, life-skills and parenting classes, representative payee services, transitional/supportive housing and limited rental funds.
Eligibility:
Homeless individuals with mental illness and/or families with minor children

Ridge House
275 Hill St. #281
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 322-8941
Fax: (775) 322-1544
Ridgehouse@aol.com
Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A drug and alcohol treatment facility for the criminal justice population. Provides residential and outpatient treatment for men and women.
Eligibility:
Must be court-ordered to attend a recovery program or have a criminal background. Must be over 20 years of age.

SageWind
1725 S. McCarran Blvd.
P.O. Box 11491
Reno, NV 89510-1491
(775) 954-1400
Fax: (775) 654-1406
Sagewind@sagewind.org
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A Sagewind counselor is on-call 24 hours a day.
Sagewind provides affordable land accessible substance abuse and mental health education, as well as intervention and treatment services for youth and their families. Programs included outreach, outpatient counseling, day treatment, a residential program, Short-term Treatment and Reintegration Services (STARS), the Family Wellness Program, Career Program, Career Track, a Mental Health Clinic, and on-site high school courses.

Salvation Army
1931 Sutro St.
Reno, NV 89505-3057
(775) 688-4555
Clinical Program: (775) 688-4575
Social Services Program (775) 688-4563
Fax: (775) 688-4554
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Daily services include: monthly on-site clinic visit, kitchen starters, food boxes, diapers (when available), bread and pastries, clothing vouchers, some hygiene item, baby bundles, prescriptions (antibiotics only), vision and dental referral (one time only) and disaster assistance to needy individuals and families. Spiritual and substance abuse treatment programs. Offers the Back to School Program which supplies school children with school supplies and offers Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners for needy individuals.
Eligibility:
Serves Washoe County only and will give referrals to those out of the area.

Sierra Recovery Center
Outpatient Facility/Business Office
972-B Tallac Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-5190
24-hour hotline: (530) 541-5440
Fax: (530) 541-6031
bfedor@sierrarecoverycenter.org
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Sierra Recovery Center is a private, non-profit, chemical dependency rehabilitation facility. SRC operates a 43-bed residential facility, detoxification services, transitional living for women and men, and aftercare/outpatient services. They are licensed and certified in Nevada and California. The outpatient facility offers all DUI, Drug Diversion and Proposition 36 programs along with intensive Day Treatment, CO-Dependency, Parenting and Phase I through III Treatment Groups. One-on-one counseling is also available. Counselors are BADA license, and/ or California certified.

Sparks Christian Fellowship
510 Greenbrae Drive
Sparks, NV 89431
(775) 331-2303
Tues: 7:00 p.m.
Sponsors a 12-Step group called “The Answer” which deals with issues of substance abuse.

Step One
1015 N. Sierra St.
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 322-3576
Step One is a half-way house for men who are addicted to alcohol, drugs, or gambling. The Program is designed around the 12-step model of recovery. There are 26 beds and 4 transition beds. Men are required to attend 4 AA meetings a week, two on-site, two off-site.

Step 2
P.O. Box 40674
3695 Kings Row
Reno, NV 89503
(775) 787-9411
Fax: (775) 787-9445
Csloan@lighthouseofthesierra.com
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Step 2 is a long-term outpatient treatment and transitional housing for women and families in recovery from chemical dependency. Offers classes in parenting, relationships, as well as relapse prevention. Pregnant women are also eligible.
Eligibility:
Women and families in recovery from chemical dependency.

Stepping Stones Tribal Youth Shelter
2101 Agency Road
Fallon, NV 89406
(775) 423-1132
Fax: (775) 423-3503
stones@fpst.org
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Shelter is opened 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Offers 90 day emergency placement for Native American teens, ages 13-18, in crisis due to abuse, neglect, substance abuse, behavioral issues or family crisis. Individuals and group counseling, and independent life skills training is available.


Substance Abuse Helpline
P.O. Box 8006
Reno, NV 89507
Business Office: (775) 784-8085
Substance Abuse Helpline: (775) 825-4357 or (800) 450-9530
Fax: (775) 784-8083
susant@ccc.co.washoe.nv.us
www.crisiscallcenter.org
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hotline is available 24 hours a day
Co-sponsored by the Crisis Call Center and Joined Together Northern Nevada, the Substance Abuse Helpline provides 24-hour information and support to those struggling with addiction and/or their loved ones.

Tahoe Youth and Family Services
1021 Fremont Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-2455
Hotline: (530) 541-8500
Fax: (530) 541-0517
tyfs@aol.com
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) 24-hour crisis line counselor available.
Provides crisis counseling, a runaway/homeless youth shelter and family reunification program, youth and family counseling, youth support groups, adventure-based therapy, a peer counseling program, the Teen Mom Program, a mentoring program, and outreach programs. Drug intervention and treatment is also available. Services available in Spanish.

Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone
Elko, NV 89801
(775) 738-9251
Fax: (775) 738-2345
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Provides drug and alcohol counseling and referrals as well as health and environmental services.
Eligibility:
Te-Moak Trive enrolled members

Triangle Club
635 S. Wells Ave.
Reno, NVB 89502
(775) 234-7977
Mon-Fri: 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
A club for sobering alcoholics. AA, Al-non/Alateen meetings held on-site.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1000 Locust Street
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 786-7200 or (888) 838-6256
Provides medical care, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, and assistance with residential issues for veterans.
Eligibility:
Must be a veteran to be eligible for services

Vitality Center
3740 Idaho St.
Elko, NV 89801
P.O. Box 2580 – mailing
Elko, NV 89803
(775) 738-8004
Fax: (775) 738-2625
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Offers comprehensive substance abuse treatment, including outpatient and inpatient programs and detoxification services.

Washoe Lifeskills
975 Ryland Avenue, Ste 107 and 103
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 982-5756
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Life-skills offers outpatient services for adults, children, adolescents, and families. The Staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapist, social workers, addictions counselors, and nurses provide individual counseling, couples counseling, family therapy, group therapy, a women’s support group, a self-esteem support group, a grief, loss and trauma group, a bipolar group, a depression group, a chemical dependency group, and an anger ownership and responsibility group.

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
919 Highway 395 South
Gardnerville, NV 89410-9305
Carson City: (775) 883-1446
Garnerville: (775) 265-4191
Fax: (775) 265-6240 – all offices
washoetribe@saturnnet.com
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Provides various social and judicial services for Indians including a planning and education department, VOCA representative, and social services which offer a full range of casework with an emphasis on child welfare to individuals and families residing on or near Washoe Tribal and allotted lands. A substance abuse program, health care clinic, senior center, and counseling services are also available. The Washoe Tribe also owns and operates several smoke shops, the profits of which benefit the Tribe’s programs.

West Hills Hospital
1240 E. 9th St.
Reno, NV 89512
(775) 323-0478
Fax: (775) 789-4224
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
West Hills offers an inpatient facility that treats acute psychiatric disorders for patients age 4 and up. Provides mental health and chemical dependency evaluations by qualified medical professionals with recommendations for treatment. Walk-ins are accepted, and appointments can be scheduled on location. A wide range of outpatient treatment options are also available.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

WHAT IS AN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM?
Very simply, it is just what it sounds like - assistance to employees, This program provides confidential professional assistance to help employees and their families resolve problems that affect their personal lives or job performance. Besides being confidential, the program is voluntary - it is designed to allow the employee or family to seek help on their own.

HERE'S HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS:
The request for help may be initiated by the employee or a family member.
Confidentiality is assured. The discussion of the problem is strictly between you and the counselor. Neither your employer nor your co-workers will have any knowledge of your request for help. If the need is indicated, the counselor may encourage other members of your family to participate in the program.
Your supervisor may encourage the use of the Employee Assistance Program when a performance problem occurs in order to determine if personal problems may be interfering with your job. The program is voluntary. However, if the offer of help is refused and job performance or attendance problems continue, regular corrective procedures may apply.

SERVICES PROVIDED:
Crisis intervention, short-term counseling, stress reduction, referral service, in-service training, supervisor training, and consultation.

WHY IS A PROGRAM LIKE THIS NEEDED?
Progressive organizations provide Employee Assistance Programs to their employees because it's good business and because they care about their employees.
Each of us, regardless of our position in the organization, face a variety of problems in our daily lives. Usually, we can work them out. Sometimes our problems become too much for us to handle and they affect our personal happiness, our family relations, our performance at work, and even our health. When this occurs, we often need professional help in resolving them. Without proper attention, these problems usually become worse and the consequences are often unpleasant and expensive.

WITH WHAT KINDS OF PROBLEMS WILL THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM DEAL?
The program deals with human problems - the kinds that affect an employee's personal well-being and 1-his/her ability to perform on the job. These problems may include marital or family difficulties, financial or legal problems, work related problems, or problems caused by alcohol or drug abuse.

BUT AREN'T THESE PRIVATE PROBLEMS?
(What right does the employer have to interfere with an employee's personal life?)
Certainly these are personal problems - that is until they begin to have an affect on the employee's performance on the job.

Many times problems begin to affect the morale of fellow workers and the overall effectiveness of the organization. The intent of the Employee Assistance Program is to prevent this from happening. It's an offer of a helping hand - not an attempt to pry or punish. The program is strictly confidential and voluntary. The employer most often sponsors the Employee Assistance Program but does not get involved in the counseling process.

WHAT ABOUT FAMILY PROBLEMS?
(Does the Employee Assistance Program apply to the spouse or family?)
Yes! Since an employee's personal well-being and work performance can be affected by the problems of a spouse or a dependent, this program is also made available to the family. Hopefully, family problems can be corrected before they affect the employee's performance at work.
WHO WILL PAY FOR THE COST OF THIS COUNSELING OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES THAT MIGHT BE NECESSARY?
The initial problem assessment and referral services are free of cost to the employee and their family members in most situations. If professional counseling and therapy is needed, the employee's regular health insurance and/or other benefits will be considered. If services that are not covered by insurance are necessary, the counselor will try to help the employee minimize the cost. These costs will be the employee's responsibility, but are available based on the individual's ability to pay.
DOES THIS MEAN THAT OUR ORGANIZATION HAS AN UNUSUAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES PROBLEMS?
Not at all! It simply means that your organization cares about its employees. The organization is more than buildings and equipment. When an employee has problems, it is simply good business for the employer to offer help in resolving them as early as possible.

performance on the job.

Many times problems begin to affect the morale of fellow workers and the overall effectiveness of the organization. The intent of the Employee Assistance Program is to prevent this from happening. It's an offer of a helping hand - not an attempt to pry or punish. The program is strictly confidential and voluntary. The employer most often sponsors the Employee Assistance Program but does not get involved in the counseling process.

WHAT ABOUT FAMILY PROBLEMS?
(Does the Employee Assistance Program apply to the spouse or family?)
Yes! Since an employee's personal well-being and work performance can be affected by the problems of a spouse or a dependent, this program is also made available to the family. Hopefully, family problems can be corrected before they affect the employee's performance at work.

WHO WILL PAY FOR THE COST OF THIS COUNSELING OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES THAT MIGHT BE NECESSARY?
The initial problem assessment and referral services are free of cost to the employee and their family members in most situations. If professional counseling and therapy is needed, the employee's regular health insurance and/or other benefits will be considered. If services that are not covered by insurance are necessary, the counselor will try to help the employee minimize the cost. These costs will be the employee's responsibility, but are available based on the individual's ability to pay.

DOES THIS MEAN THAT OUR ORGANIZATION HAS AN UNUSUAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES PROBLEMS?
Not at all! It simply means that your organization cares about its employees. The organization is more than buildings and equipment. When an employee has problems, it is simply good business for the employer to offer help in resolving them as early as possible.

 
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