In some ways, the opioid crisis has been the best thing that has happened to gambling addiction since the recession.
Nowhere was that more apparent than in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the number of opioid-related deaths and overdoses rose by more than 30 percent in just four years.
As the epidemic expanded into the state, the city of Las Vegas saw the number one casino in the country, MGM Resorts International, shut down its gaming floor and close its casino in a massive fire that killed nearly 1,000 workers.
The next day, the state of Nevada enacted new laws to crack down on the gambling industry, which now makes up nearly half of Nevada’s economy.
Now that casinos and other gambling venues have been shut down, there is a huge uptick in gambling addicts in Las, with more than 300,000 people using a gambling addiction treatment program.
This is a good thing.
But the opioid epidemic has also helped create a huge surge in addiction to other substances like alcohol, which is also a problem in the United States, and drugs like methamphetamines.
And it’s not just the opioid problem in Nevada that has been a boon for gambling addiction.
In the past year alone, a rash of new studies has shown that even in a country where gambling addiction has been in the news for decades, the problem is getting worse.
More and more people are becoming addicted to heroin, according to a recent study published in the British Medical Journal.
And the opioid-addiction epidemic has helped to fuel an explosion of new recreational drugs.
“There is a whole generation of people that have come out of the G.I. Bill,” says Peter DeAngelis, the co-founder and executive director of Addiction Recovery Project.
“This is a generation that has never had any other option.”
With the opioid and heroin epidemic, the gambling addiction community has also found a whole new way to address addiction to drugs.
Some people with gambling addictions, such as people who have been arrested and are now on probation, are being turned away from treatment because of the addiction to heroin.
They’re being placed in residential treatment centers, or RTCs, which are run by the government.
And these are programs that are designed to help people deal with the symptoms of addiction to alcohol, cocaine and methamphetamine and other drugs.
In addition to residential treatment, these programs also have been expanded to include treatment for other types of addictions.
For example, in Nevada, the Department of Corrections has begun providing RTC programs for people convicted of a sex offense and for people who are in prison for drug offenses, including possession of marijuana.
For these people, there are two types of programs that can help them get better: the treatment and the addiction-prevention programs.
But these two programs have come under criticism from some of the state’s elected leaders.
Last month, the Nevada Legislature passed a bill that would have restricted the types of treatment options for people with drug-related addictions from residential treatment to rehabilitation.
The state’s Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, said that he was “disappointed” by the bill.
The bill was criticized by the ACLU, the American Civil Liberties Union, and other groups, as well as by the National Association of Addiction Directors.
Sandoval said that the bills were unnecessary because the state already has adequate treatment options.
“The bill is misguided, harmful, and inhumane,” Sandoval wrote on Facebook.
“It ignores the realities of the problem, and instead punishes people who choose to get help.”
Nevada lawmakers also recently passed a law that would allow people convicted on drug charges to go to prison for two years if they commit a violent or property crime.
The measure passed by the legislature was opposed by some of Sandoval’s own constituents, including the Nevada State Assembly Speaker, the Republican, and the state Republican Party.
The Nevada bill would have required people convicted for a violent crime to be placed in prison, even if they are not facing a violent offense.
The ACLU said that Nevada’s laws violate the U.S. Constitution and the federal Controlled Substances Act.
The law also would have prohibited people convicted under the state law from seeking relief from prison.
The U.K.-based Treatment Advocacy Centre, which has been working with people with substance-abuse problems, says that the Nevada legislation is unconstitutional.
“Nevada’s proposed law would effectively allow people with serious drug addiction to be jailed indefinitely,” said the centre’s executive director, Simon Smith.
“Instead of providing treatment, this law could be used to imprison people in solitary confinement, or to imprison them for a lengthy period without charges being filed or the charges being dismissed.”
The Centre also criticized Nevada’s move to make treatment mandatory, which would mean that if someone has a substance-related disorder, they will have to receive treatment and then go to jail for up to two years.
In a statement, the National Treatment Alliance, an advocacy group for people struggling with addiction, said the proposed law is