Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Iowa
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State officials and community members in Iowa have been working to combat the state’s substance abuse problems. Despite meth labs being shut down across the state, high-purity crystal methamphetamine is still an increasingly popular drug of choice as it’s trafficked from Mexico and the west coast. Although heroin and prescription opioids have been less popular drugs of abuse in Iowa, they’re on the rise and currently at all-time-high rates of abuse this year.
Iowa—Prevention, Treatment, and Positive Change
Despite these persisting problems, Iowa’s prevention and treatment efforts are inspiring positive change. Although rates of methamphetamine and opiate abuse are increasing among substance abusers, the total number of substance abusers across the state is decreasing. As of 2016, the rate of substance abuse among Iowa’s population is below the national average. Iowa actually has the one of the lowest rates of illegal drug use in the entire United States (second only to South Dakota).
Though substance abuse continues to be an issue of national concern, Iowa is making progress in protecting its citizens and communities. Prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts are improving, and there are resources available to help you or your loved one. We can help you find the right facility in Iowa to suit your needs. Call us today or anytime: 1-866-317-7050.
- Each year, over 200,000 people in Iowa are dependent upon or abusing substances.
- Opioid (both heroin and prescription painkillers) overdose deaths in Iowa have increased by 300% in the last decade.
- Though rates of substance abuse or dependence in Iowa are lower than the national average, rates of heavy alcohol use among the population in Iowa (7.8%) are higher than the national average (6.7%).
- Only about 7% of people who need treatment for alcohol abuse in Iowa receive it, while over 13% of people who need treatment for drug abuse received services.
- In 2015, the most common primary substance of abuse in Iowa was alcohol, followed by marijuana, and then amphetamines.
Treatment and Sobriety in Iowa
Treatment for substance abuse is never a quick-fix, but it is a helpful step on the journey to recovery. In Iowa, there are over 150 different substance abuse treatment facilities to choose from in your search for a rehab that will meet your individual needs. The first step is to consider what you or your loved one is looking for in treatment, and what resources will best help in building a foundation of recovery.
You’ll find a large portion of outpatient facilities in Iowa, where clients attend therapy and treatment services during scheduled daytime hours. This option is common as a follow-up to inpatient treatment, as clients integrate back into their normal, daily lives. Outpatient gives clients the freedom to still live at home, as well as maintain their employment and family responsibilities.
Iowa also has a several inpatient rehabs, where clients are residents of the treatment facility and stay for 30, 60, 90, or even 120 days. Inpatient treatment allows you or your loved one to fully immerse in the treatment process and focus entirely on recovery and healing. It’s also a safer option, separated from potential distractions and relapse triggers in the home environment.
In both inpatient and outpatient programs in Iowa, there are some standard services offered:
- Screening and assessment of substance abuse problems
- Mental health screenings, especially at dual diagnosis rehabs
- Individual and group counseling
- Anger management and relapse-prevention training
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Special groups and therapies geared towards trauma
- Involvement with 12-step programs and self-help groups
Iowa’s Groups Battling Substance Abuse
- Iowa’s Department of Public Health (IDPH) has a Division of Behavioral Health, which oversees programs that help the disabled, people with infectious diseases, as well as people with substance abuse and other addiction issues like gambling. In combination, these programs serve the wide range of potential issues faced by citizens battling substance abuse in Iowa.
- Within the Division, the Bureau of Substance Abuse directs all aspects of substance abuse prevention and treatment services in Iowa. The Bureau is in charge of securing and monitoring grant funding, coordinating funding to local community organizations, implementing statewide prevention initiatives, and regulating licensure for substance abuse and gambling treatment programs.
- Through the Bureau, the IDPH licenses and monitors around 120 different treatment programs for substance use disorders and problem gambling. The Bureau and Department staff help various programs move through the licensure process, while also helping people in need to find appropriate treatment.
- The IDPH also funds the site DrugFreeInfo.org to provide people in Iowa with easily accessible information and resources related to behavioral health. More information about substance abuse and gambling is available on the site, and people can seek help for themselves or someone else through the website or through their 24/7 toll-free Helpline (1-866-242-4111).
- The Partnership for a Drug Free Iowa (PDFI) is a nonprofit coalition working to promote healthy families and safer communities by preventing substance abuse in Iowa. A major element of their mission is providing young people in Iowa with the resources they need to be free from alcohol and drugs.