Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in Iowa

Once you’ve made the decision to enter a rehab program, you may be wondering how you should begin your search process. There are many different Iowa rehabs, some of which may benefit you more than others. It can be overwhelming to compare and contrast each recovery center, but our directory can help take the pain out of the process with easy-to-find facility details and alumni reviews.

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IA Substance Abuse Facts

Problematic drug and alcohol use impacts the lives of millions of people across the United States, and Iowa is no exception. Many residents of Iowa suffer from the negative consequences of substance abuse and addiction each day. Consider the statistics from 2015 concerning Iowans aged 12 or older:1

  • Approximately 1.45 million people reported past-month alcohol use.
  • About 165,000 individuals reported having an alcohol addiction at the time.
  • Roughly 235,000 people had used marijuana in the past year.
  • An estimated 3,000 people reported past-year heroin abuse.
  • Around 27,000 individuals used cocaine that year.

Nearly 9,000 people were receiving substance abuse treatment services on a single day count in 2015, which was a decrease a single day count in 2013.2 Access to alcohol and drug addiction treatment is extremely important, but many people don’t know where or how to find help. 

Getting Addiction Treatment Help

There are many different ways you can find the substance addiction treatment you need to recover from drug abuse.  Further, you can always contact treatment centers directly. If you’ve been looking into certain centers in your area or rehabs to travel to, you may want to help narrow down your options by first creating a list of specific program features and treatment offerings you’re looking for and then inquiring as to which programs come closest to meeting your criteria. You can ask questions like:

  • Do you offer detox services?
  • How much does the program cost?
  • Do you help transition people into aftercare programs?
  • Do you accept insurance?
  • Which insurance plans do you accept?

While conducting your research, you may come up with any other questions that pertain to you and your individual needs. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and want assistance connecting to resources, call our helpline at 1-888-744-0069Who Answers? at any time.

Where Else Can I Find Help?

If you’re looking to enter a substance abuse treatment program without the help of insurance, there are a number of financing options that can help to reduce costs of treatment. High treatment costs shouldn’t be an absolute barrier to seeking help. Many programs will work with you to place the recovery services you need to get clean and sober within your financial reach.

A few ways in which you can pay for treatment include payment plans offered by the treatment program you attend, sliding scale costs based on what you can afford, and grants through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

You might also ask about whether programs you’re interested in offer scholarships or even look into attending a state-funded program that provides free or low-cost recovery services.

Resources in Iowa

Every state has different ways to access addiction and mental health treatment. Below are a few resources available for someone in Iowa who is suffering from drug or alcohol abuse:

  • Buprenorphine Treatment Practitioner Locator provides people with a list of doctors who are authorized to prescribe buprenorphine, an opioid addiction treatment medication.
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA) In Iowa is a peer support group for those recovering from drug abuse.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in Iowa is a free support group that guides members through the 12 steps of recovery.
  • Iowa Substance Abuse Treatment Providers is a comprehensive list of providers funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
  • Prescription Drug Take Backs—Find locations where you can safely dispose of unused prescription medications.
  • IA Department of Human Services—Check eligibility for Medicare and apply for benefits.
  • IA Health Link—Get information about Iowa’s Medicaid managed care program.
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a confidential and free hotline in both English and Spanish for people who are experiencing mental health or substance abuse problems. You can speak to a representative at (800) 662-HELP (4357).
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also a free and confidential number that you can call around-the-clock to support in a crisis. You can call this hotline at (800) 273-TALK (8255).
Sources:
  1. Center for Behavioral Health and Quality. (2015). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 2014-2015 State-Specific Tables of Model-Based Estimates (Totals and Percentages). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD.
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Behavioral Health Barometer: Iowa, Volume 4: Indicators as measured through the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, and the Uniform Reporting System. HHS Publication No. SMA–17–Baro– 16–States–IA. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2017.

 

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