I. Getting Help

What to Consider When Choosing a Rehab Center

There are many different types of rehab programs and treatment options to consider. Here are a few of the decisions you need to make:

The main factors that determine which rehab options will be best for you are the severity of your addiction and your unique personal and financial situation.

For more information on how to make all of these decisions, read our guide to Choosing the Right Rehab

The Highest Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Nebraska

If the cost of rehab is a barrier for you – as it is for many – and you don’t have insurance, there are still ways for you to receive help. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 123 substance abuse treatment centers in the state of Nebraska. Of those 123 centers, OneWorld Community Health Center in Omaha received the highest overall score based on our five core metrics.

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For more information about the five core metrics, head to the full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology

1. OneWorld Community Health Center

One World Community Health Center in Omaha earned the highest overall score in our rankings with 6.4 points out of 10 possible points. The center offers outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation services treatment for adolescents and adults, including medication-assisted treatment, which lends to its high score in the category of Rehabilitation Services Provided. Its best feature is its wealth of ancillary services intended to complement treatment and promote long-term recovery and range from mental health disorder screenings to social skills development to domestic violence services to housing assistance, among many others. The center received zero points in the category of Special Programs for Unique Demographics as it lacks programs that cater to members of specific populations; however, it does offer counseling in both English and Spanish.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 8.88
  • Treatment Approaches: 6.25
  • Cost: 6.25
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 0
  • Ancillary Services: 9.12

2. Oasis Counseling International

Located in Norfolk, Oasis Counseling International received a score of 6.3 points out of 10 points in our rankings. The facility offers outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation services for adults; although it scored relatively low in the category of Rehabilitation Services Provided for its limited treatment options, it does offer medication-assisted treatment and accepts patients on opioid medication. Its greatest strength was its multitude of treatment approaches, including cognitive behavior therapy, trauma-related counseling, anger management, community reinforcement plus vouchers, relapse prevention, and several more. The center also offers specific programs for patients with co-occurring mental health disorders, individuals who have experienced sexual abuse, and clients referred from the court system.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 4.44
  • Treatment Approaches: 8.75
  • Cost: 6.25
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 6.66
  • Ancillary Services: 5.28

3. CenterPointe Community Transitions Adult Residential Program

With 6.1 out of 10 points, CenterPointe Community Transitions Adult Residential Program in Lincoln earned the third spot in our rankings. The center provides residential substance abuse services for young adults and adults, and it received the highest possible score in this category of Rehabilitation Services Provided for its wide variety of medication-assisted treatment options. Treatment approaches range from dialectical behavioral therapy to brief intervention to motivational interviewing/incentives, and several more. Furthermore, the center offers special programs for unique populations, including individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders and patients who have experienced trauma, in addition to ancillary services, such as health education services, assistance with obtaining social services, and tobacco cessation counseling, among many more. The center received its lowest score in the category of Cost, as it limits payment options to Medicaid and other state-financed health insurance, federal funding for substance abuse programs, private health insurance, and self-payment. However, it does offer payment assistance to its clients.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 10
  • Treatment Approaches: 5
  • Cost: 3.75
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 4.44
  • Ancillary Services: 4.8
Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Treatment Centers in Nebraska
RankRehabTotal ScoreContact Information
#1OneWorld Community Health Center6.44920 South 30th Street Omaha, NE 68107 Main Tel: 402-619-5314
#2Oasis Counseling International6.3333 West Norfolk Avenue, Second Floor Norfolk, NE 68701 Main Tel: 402-379-2030
#3CenterPointe Community Transitions Adult Residential Program6.12220 South 10th Street Lincoln, NE 68503 Main Tel: 402-904-4320 x 101
#4Mid-Plains Center for Behavioral Healthcare Services, Inc.6.0914 Baumann Drive Grand Island, NE 68803 Main Tel: 308-385-5250
#5Touchstone5.92633 P Street Lincoln, NE 68503 Main Tel: 402-474-4343
#6Region II Human Services Lexington Heartland Counseling and Consulting Clinic5.8307 East Fifth Street Lexington, NE 68850 Main Tel: 308-324-6754
#7Behavioral Health Specialists, Inc. Seekers of Serenity5.84432 Sunrise Place Columbus, NE 68601 Main Tel: 402-564-9994
#8Region II Human Services Pioneer House5.81012 West Third Street McCook, NE 69001 Main Tel: 308-345-2770
#9Region II Human Services Youth Care Coordination Services5.8401 West First Street Ogallala, NE 69153 Main Tel: 308-284-6767
#10Behavioral Health Specialists, Inc. Sunrise Place5.7923 East Norfolk Avenue Norfolk, NE 68701 Main Tel: 402-379-0040

Finding a Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Nebraska

Start by contacting your referral center

In Nebraska, the first step is to contact the behavioral health authority in your region. Each of the six regions in Nebraska is serviced by a behavioral health authority through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). To find the contact information for the authority in your area, visit the DHHS website.

The purpose of a behavioral health authority via the DHHS is to determine what type of help each individual needs, as well as the resources available for each individual. Furthermore, the DHHS is the first point of contact for anyone who may need assistance paying for treatment. To learn if you qualify for low-income Medicaid services, and to determine eligibility, visit the Nebraska DHHS Medicaid Eligibility page. For those who do not have Medicaid, Medicare, or private health insurance, the DHHS may provide funding for treatment services.

Use our database to find a treatment center near you

The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of Nebraska recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Input your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant treatment centers near you.

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    What to Expect in Rehab

    Many different methods are available for treating addiction, and the science of studying addiction is constantly improving and changing. However, the core pieces of rehabilitation are generally very similar.

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    For more on what to expect in rehab, read our guide on the addiction rehabilitation process.

    II. Substance Abuse and Rehab for At-Risk Groups

    Substance Abuse Treatment for Veterans

    Substance use disorder and PTSD go hand-in-hand for many veterans

    Veterans face unique challenges that can place them at higher risk for a substance use disorder (SUD) than the general population. The primary factor leading to this increased risk is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), while other situations, such as unemployment, homelessness and chronic pain, can also be contributing factors. Furthermore, individuals – including veterans – with a substance use disorder are more likely to develop PTSD, so the problem is cyclical in nature.

    1 in 3

    veterans seeking treatment for a SUD also has PTSD

    1 in 4

    veterans with PTSD also has a SUD

    According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD, as of early 2019, nearly one of every three veterans who seeks treatment for a substance use disorder also has a PTSD diagnosis. Similarly, over one in four veterans who has received a diagnosis of PTSD is also struggling with a substance use disorder. Furthermore, for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, one in 10 of those individuals who visits a VA health care facility has a substance use disorder.

    However, there is hope for veterans suffering from a substance use disorder, as they have access to additional resources for treatment for a SUD or co-occurring SUD and PTSD, and VA benefits often cover the cost of this treatment. To find help with substance abuse treatment from the VA healthcare system, follow these steps:

    Enroll: If you aren’t already enrolled, you can check if you are eligible for VA health benefits and then complete the application. You can also research the Department of Veterans Affairs Alcohol and Drug Dependence Rehabilitation Program. This program is available in VA medical centers and outpatient clinics around the United States and provides a variety of treatment options, such as rehabilitation, detoxification, and psychiatric services, for veterans addicted to drugs and alcohol. Keep in mind that you must already be enrolled in the VA healthcare system to be considered for the program.

    Discover: Find out whether your local VA medical center provides substance use disorder (SUD) treatment by calling or visiting the center. If you don’t know where the closest VA medical center is located, call the VA hotline at 800-827-1000 to find out or click here for a comprehensive search of VA locations around the United States.

    Find Treatment: Veterans in Nebraska can reach out to their local VA medical center to search for information on substance abuse treatment, including the possibility of a VA-based substance use disorder (SUD) program, in their state. Additionally, veterans can locate information regarding substance abuse treatment services at Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

    Treatment is available for veterans in Nebraska who are suffering from a substance use disorder. As of 2017, 14 substance abuse treatment facilities in Nebraska – representing 11.2% of all treatment facilities – catered specifically to veterans.

    For more information, read our guide on Substance Abuse Rehab for Veterans.

    Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents

    Adolescents in Nebraska use marijuana and alcohol at rates lower than the national average

    4.4%

    of adolescents aged 12-17 used marijuana, 2014-2017

    8.5%

    of adolescents aged 12-17 drank alcohol, 2014-2017

    Between 2014 and 2017, 4.4% of adolescents aged 12-17 in Nebraska reported engaging in marijuana use in the past month, well below the national average of 6.8%. In terms of alcohol use, 8.5% of adolescents aged 12-17 in Nebraska had taken part in the behavior in the past month, again lower than the national average of 10.1%. Additionally, 0.4% of individuals admitted to a substance abuse treatment program in Nebraska in 2017 were aged 12-17. To overcome the challenges that youth face in overcoming substance addiction, some treatment centers provide adolescent-specific treatment programs.

    Additional Resources for Parents and Teachers

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) funds four youth facilities providing treatment programs regarding substance abuse and a variety of other behavioral health concerns. Each facility assists youth in a particular region to treat and rehabilitate individuals struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders, and each has unique resources for families in the region. To find a facility near you, take a look at the DHHS listing.

    Co-Occurring Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment

    Substance abuse and mental health issues tend to go hand-in-hand – the technical term is “co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.” The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported that, in 2017, 45.6% of adults with a substance use disorder also had a mental health disorder, and 18.3% of adults with a mental health disorder also had a substance use disorder. For adolescents in 2017, 35.9% of those with a substance use disorder also had a major depressive episode, while 10.7% of adolescents with a major depressive episode also had a substance use disorder.

    Mental Health Resources & Treatment

    If you or someone you love is suffering from mental health issues, such as depression, PTSD, eating disorders, or severe anxiety, there are many resources from which to receive help.

    Below are a few ways to receive immediate assistance, as advised by MentalHealth.gov:

    Emergency Services: If your life (or someone else’s life) is in danger, always start by dialing 911 to gain immediate access to emergency services.

    Suicide Prevention: The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is: 800-273-8255. You can also initiate a private live online chat.

    Veterans Crisis Line: Dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 and press “1” to talk to someone immediately. You can also access help with a private online chat or text 838255.

    Here are two ways to find a provider of mental health treatment in Nebraska:

    Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: The DHHS website has a section dedicated to helping the general public with mental health concerns and a special section devoted to mental health programs for youth.

    Nebraska National Alliance on Mental Illness: The Nebraska branch of NAMI provides information on mental health resources across the state and offers specific sections for families of adolescents and families of veterans.

    Individuals who have both substance use and mental health disorders may benefit from dual-diagnosis rehab facilities. Use the appropriate filter in our tool above to find rehabilitation centers with treatment programs designed to meet the unique challenges posed by co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

    III. Finding Aftercare in Nebraska

    Substance abuse aftercare treatment is often overlooked, but it’s one of the most crucial steps in the rehabilitation process. The chances of relapsing after rehab dramatically rise for individuals who try to resume their lives without pursuing further treatment in an aftercare setting. Several different types of aftercare are available for recovering addicts, including follow-up visits for continued therapy, group therapy, and sober living homes. Research shows that long-term participation in aftercare activities dramatically improves the outcome of rehabilitation efforts.

    12-Step Addiction Meetings in Nebraska

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) designed the 12-step process for individuals recovering from alcohol addiction, and today there are many other 12-step programs for other addictions and issues – Narcotics Anonymous (NA) being just one example.

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    Contact the appropriate local organization to find an AA or NA meeting near you

    The tool below lists the contact information for local organizations that will connect you to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings near you. Since meeting times and locations change periodically, contact the local groups that coordinate the meetings to ensure that the information is up to date.

    NameCityProgramTelephoneSpanish Hotline
    Area 12 NAArea 12 (Columbus)NA(402) 563-3853N/A
    Central Nebraska Area NACentral Nebraska Area (Grand Island, Hastings, Aurora, Central City)NAN/AN/A
    Eastern Nebraska Area NAEastern Nebraska Area (Omaha, Ralston, Blair, Plattsmouth, Nebraska City)NA(402) 660-3662N/A
    Elkhorn Valley Area NAElkhorn Valley Area (Norfolk, Newman Grove)NA(402) 841-6014N/A
    Fremont Area NAFremont AreaNA(402) 459-9511N/A
    Hastings Nebraska IntergroupHastingsAA(402) 463-9024N/A
    Lincoln Central OfficeLincolnAA(402) 438-5214N/A
    Norfolk Area IntergroupNorfolkAA(402) 371-9859N/A
    Northeast Nebraska Answering ServicePlainviewAA(402) 582-3944N/A
    Omaha Central OfficeOmahaAA(402) 556-1880N/A
    Platte Valley Area NAPlatte Valley Area (McCook, North Platte)NAN/AN/A
    SE Nebraska Area NASE Nebraska Area (Lincoln - local from NE or IA)NA(888) 347-4446N/A
    SE Nebraska Area NASE Nebraska Area (Lincoln)NA(402) 474-0405N/A

    Sober Living Homes

    Sober living homes (also referred to as recovery residences) are group homes that help recovering addicts transition from treatment facilities to living independently while maintaining their sobriety. These homes can be especially beneficial for individuals who don’t have a supportive and positive environment in which to live after leaving a rehabilitation facility.

    Residents of sober living homes can stay from a few months to several years, as long as they follow house rules and avoid relapse, as these homes typically have a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy. Additionally, residents are expected to complete chores, attend mutual support groups, and pay an equal share of the cost of renting the home.

    Some sober living homes are listed in our database, and you can find them by using the appropriate filter in our tool above. You can also check out our guide on sober living homes to learn more about them and to find a certified recovery residence near you.

    IV. Substance Abuse in Nebraska

    Overview

    The following table illustrates the annual estimates of substance abuse among residents of Nebraska between 2016 and 2017, in addition to the percentage of the Nebraska population and the U.S. population that those estimates represent.

    Annual Estimates for Substance Abuse in Nebraska, 2016-2017
    Ages: 12-17Ages: 18+Total Ages% of Nebraska Population% of National Population
    Alcohol3,00087,00090,0004.66%0.03%
    Cocaine1,00025,00026,0001.35%0.01%
    Heroin03,0003,0000.16%<0.01%
    Marijuana19,000162,000181,0009.38%0.06%
    Methamphetamine08,0008,0000.41%<0.01%
    Prescription Opioid1,0009,00010,0000.52%<0.01%

    Source: 2016-2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health State-Specific Tables, Table 81

    * ‘Alcohol’ refers to an Alcohol Use Disorder. The numbers reflected in the table above are not the number of individuals who use alcohol, but rather those who have an AUD, defined as meeting the criteria for alcohol dependence.

    * ‘Prescription opioid’ refers to a Pain Reliever Use Disorder. The numbers reflected in the table above are not the number of individuals who use or even occasionally misuse a prescription opioid, but rather those who have a PRUD, defined as meeting the criteria for illicit drug dependence.

    16.42%

    of Nebraska deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    12.71%

    of U.S. deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    The following table shows the number of deaths involving drugs and alcohol in Nebraska between 2008 and 2017. The corresponding graph illustrates the percentage of deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Nebraska compared to the national average.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Nebraska, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths1827,92727,945
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths13,0493,050
    Total Deaths2,379186,378188,758
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths0.8%16.62%16.42%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    The following table details the number of admissions to state-funded treatment programs in Nebraska in 2017, based on the primary substance for which the individual was seeking treatment.

    Admissions to State-Funded Treatment Programs in Nebraska by Primary Substance, 2017
    Total Treatment Admissions% of All Treatment Admissions in Nebraska% of All Treatment Admissions in the U.S.
    All Substances15,166100%0.81%
    Alcohol (Including Alcohol Usage with Secondary Drug)8,45255.8%0.45%
    Amphetamines (Including Methamphetamines)3,58823.7%0.19%
    Cocaine (Including Smoked and Other Usage)1871.3%0.01%
    Hallucinogens60%<0.01%
    Heroin1050.7%0.01%
    Inhalants120.1%<0.01%
    Marijuana1,4879.8%0.08%
    Other Opiates (Including Prescription Opioids)4212.8%0.02%
    Other Stimulants210.1%<0.01%
    Other/Unknown Substances8065.3%0.04%
    PCP90.1%<0.01%
    Sedatives130.1%<0.01%
    Tranquilizers590.4%<0.01%

    Key Indicators of Substance Abuse Issues

    When trying to understand substance abuse issues in a specific area, researchers and policymakers examine “key indicators.” Combined with usage statistics, key indicators can provide a deep level of insight into which substances present the most serious concerns and which demographics can be most impacted by substance abuse. Key indicators of substance abuse issues within the state of Nebraska, along with recent, credible statistics, are examined below.

    Over 250,000 Nebraskans suffer from mental illness every year

    As discussed earlier in this guide, there is a strong link between substance use disorders and mental health disorders. When an individual is afflicted with both of these issues at the same time, health professionals refer to it as co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders or a “dual diagnosis.” Consequently, the prevalence of mental health issues in a given state can also help us to understand the level of substance abuse.

    3.8%

    of Nebraska adults had a serious mental illness

    11.8%

    of Nebraska adolescents had a major depressive episode

    Between 2013 and 2017, 3.8% of Nebraska adults were afflicted with a serious mental illness, compared to 4.2% nationally. Among Nebraska adolescents, 11.8% of individuals aged 12-17 suffered a major depressive episode in the past year, compared to a national average of 12.1%.

    The table below sheds some light on the prevalence of mental health issues in Nebraska.

    Mental Health Issues in Nebraska by Age and Percentage of Population, 2016-2017
    Ages: 12-17% of Nebraska PopulationAges: 18+% of Nebraska Population
    Major Depressive Episode20,0001.04%94,0004.87%
    Any Mental IllnessNo DataNo Data252,00013.06%
    Serious Mental IllnessNo DataNo Data61,0003.16%
    Serious Thoughts of SuicideNo DataNo Data57,0002.95%

    Suicide rates in Nebraska are similar to the national average

    The Centers for Disease Control reports that suicide is the leading cause of death in the United States. The suicide rate has risen in nearly every state from 1999 to 2016, with that rate increasing by more than 30% in half of all 50 states since 1999. Suicide is an act that is often linked to substance abuse. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, substance abuse is a primary risk factor for both adults and adolescents who attempt and/or complete suicide, and this is particularly true for at-risk populations.

    Furthermore, the relationship between substance abuse and suicide is multi-faceted and complex. Persons who have substance abuse issues typically also carry other risk factors for suicide, including depression, impulsive behavior, and other struggles with relationships, finances, illness, or unemployment that make them more likely to engage in self-harm. Between 1999 and 2016, Nebraska witnessed a 16.2% increase in the number of suicides. In 2017, Nebraska ranked 34th in the country for the number of suicides per 100,000 residents.

    Suicides and Suicide Rates in Nebraska and the United States, 2017
    Suicides in NebraskaSuicide Rate Per 100,00Suicides in the U.S.Suicide Rate Per 100,000
    Ages 10-14No DataNo Data5172.5
    Ages 15-244817.96,25214.5
    Ages 25-449719.815,28317.8
    Ages 45-648618.416,54319.6
    Ages 65-742313.84,62015.6
    Ages 75+169.13,94818.6
    All Ages27514.347,16314.5

    Nebraska has a slightly lower opioid prescribing rate than the overall U.S. rate

    Prescription drug abuse – particularly in the form of opioids – has become an epidemic in the United States. While it is difficult to estimate how many individuals use these drugs as prescribed and how many abuse them, the Centers for Disease Control has researched the variation in opioid prescriptions between states, establishing a direct connection between an increased level of opioid prescriptions with a greater potential for dependence and abuse. Across the United States in 2017, 191 million prescriptions for opioids were written by physicians, ultimately leading one in four patients who begins long-term opioid therapy to an addiction.

    56.6

    opioid prescriptions per 100 Nebraska residents, 2017

    58.7

    opioid prescriptions per 100 U.S. residents, 2017

    After peaking in 2012, the U.S. opioid prescribing rate has been on a steady decline for the last several years due to the explosion of the opioid epidemic and the recognition of the role that excessive opioid prescriptions have played in this epidemic. Between 2013 and 2017, the opioid prescribing rate in the United States dropped from 78.1 prescriptions per 100 residents to 58.7 prescriptions per 100 residents, a decrease of 24.84%. The opioid prescribing rate in Nebraska was consistently lower than the U.S. prescribing rate during that time period, from 71.3 prescriptions per 100 residents in 2013 to 56.6 prescriptions per 100 residents in 2017, revealing a smaller decrease of 20.62%.

    Nebraska and U.S. Opioid Prescribing Rates, 2013-2017

    The rate of homelessness in Nebraska is lower than the national average

    A high rate of homelessness in an area indicates a greater potential for substance abuse issues. Homelessness has been shown to be linked to substance abuse as both a cause and a result; some individuals become homeless due to a substance use disorder, while other individuals who are already homeless frequently turn to substance use to dull the pain and desperation of their situation.

    The 2018 Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Point-in-Time Count reported approximately 552,830 homeless individuals in the United States, the equivalent of 17 of every 10,000 U.S. residents. This number represents a decrease of 4.1% since 2014 when the number of homeless persons in the U.S. was around 576,450. Furthermore, homelessness across the United States has decreased by 15% since 2007, the year that HUD began collecting data on the homeless population.

    13

    of every 10,000 Nebraska residents were homeless, 2018

    17

    of every 10,000 U.S. residents were homeless, 2018

    By comparison, Nebraska had approximately 2,421 homeless persons in 2018, equating to 13 of every 10,000 Nebraska residents, slightly lower than the national average. This number reveals a 19.99% decrease since 2014 when 3,026 homeless persons lived in Nebraska.

    V. Regional Substance Abuse Statistics & Rehabs

    The following sections provide a deeper look at the substance abuse problem in Nebraska by examining the drug- and alcohol-related death rates in the four most populous cities. Additionally, the three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in each city are listed.

    Omaha-Bellevue

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Omaha-Bellevue are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance based on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Omaha-Bellevue
    OneWorld Community Health CenterHeartland Family ServicePonca Tribe of Nebraska Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center
    Rehabilitation Services Provided8.882.223.33
    Treatment Approaches6.257.57.5
    Cost6.256.250.63
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics05.5510
    Ancillary Services9.126.726.72
    Total Score6.45.35.2

    Drug- and alcohol-induced deaths are slightly higher in Omaha-Bellevue than the rate across Nebraska

    17.41%

    of Omaha-Bellevue deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    16.42%

    of Nebraska deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Between 2008 and 2017, there were 59,914 deaths induced by drugs and/or alcohol in Douglas and Sarpy counties, in which Omaha and Bellevue are located, respectively. This number represented 17.41% of the total number of deaths among all ages in the counties and was slightly higher than the state average of 16.42% during the same time period. Of the four most populous Nebraska cities, Omaha-Bellevue’s death rate ranked second-highest.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Douglas and Sarpy Counties, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths78,7478,754
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths01,1551,155
    Total Deaths96055,95456,914
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths0.73%17.7%17.41%

    Lincoln

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Lincoln are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance based on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Lincoln
    CenterPointe Community Transitions Adult Residential ProgramTouchstoneSt. Monica’s
    Rehabilitation Services Provided106.663.33
    Treatment Approaches5108.75
    Cost3.753.753.75
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics4.4403.33
    Ancillary Services4.86.729.6
    Total Score6.15.95.4

    Lincoln’s rate of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths aligns with the state average

    16.82%

    of Lincoln deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    16.42%

    of Nebraska deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Lincoln is located in Lancaster County, which had a drug- and alcohol-induced death rate of 16.82% between 2008 and 2017. This percentage was closely aligned with the state average of 16.42% during the same time period. Among the four most populous cities in Nebraska, Lincoln had the third-highest death rate.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Lancaster County, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths23,5883,590
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths0446446
    Total Deaths30923,68723,996
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths0.65%17.03%16.82%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    Grand Island

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Grand Island and the neighboring city of Hastings are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance based on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in the Grand Island Area
    Mid-Plains Center for Behavioral Healthcare Services, Inc.South Central Behavioral Services Hastings ClinicSt. Francis Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center
    Rehabilitation Services Provided5.552.224.44
    Treatment Approaches7.56.252.5
    Cost7.553.75
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics03.330
    Ancillary Services9.65.764.32
    Total Score6.04.33.1

    Deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Grand Island are higher than the average rate across Nebraska

    18%

    of Grand Island deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    16.42%

    of Nebraska deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Hall County, in which Grand Island is located, experienced 6,529 deaths due to drugs and alcohol between 2008 and 2017, representing 18% of the total number of deaths in the county and coming in at slightly over one-and-a-half percentage points more than the average of 16.42% across all of Nebraska during the same time frame. Of the four most populous cities in the state, Grand Island ranked first for these types of deaths.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Hall County, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths11,0671,068
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths0107107
    Total Deaths786,4516,529
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths1.28%18.2%18%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    Kearney

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Kearney and the neighboring city of Holdrege are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in the Kearney Area
    South Central Behavioral Services Kearney ClinicSouth Central Behavioral Services Holdrege ClinicCHI Health Richard Young Behavioral Health Center
    Rehabilitation Services Provided2.222.222.22
    Treatment Approaches6.256.252.5
    Cost553.75
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics3.331.110
    Ancillary Services6.242.881.92
    Total Score4.43.72.2

    The rate of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths in Kearney is lower than the state average

    15.16%

    of Kearney deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    16.42%

    of Nebraska deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Buffalo County, in which Kearney is located, had a drug- and alcohol-induced death rate of 15.16% between 2008 and 2017, which was over a full percentage point lower than the state average of 16.42% during the same time period. Among the four most populous cities in Nebraska, Kearney’s death rate ranked the lowest and was nearly three percentage points lower than Grand Island, the city with the highest rate of death due to drugs and alcohol.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Buffalo County, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths1575576
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths04949
    Total Deaths594,0654,124
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths1.69%15.35%15.16%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    VI. Take Action

    Substance abuse treatment is available in Nebraska for anyone who needs help beating an addiction – you don’t have to struggle alone. To receive assistance, start by determining your insurance coverage and by contacting your regional behavioral health authority. You can also use our tool earlier in this guide to locate a treatment center near you. Remember, many low-cost rehabilitation centers can help if you don’t have insurance coverage or feel like you are unable to afford treatment.