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Iowa, known as America’s Heartland, is bordered by six states: Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota.  

Although Iowa is one of America’s safest states to live in, Iowans still have some substance abuse issues. Alcoholism is the most common problem, and meth use continues to be a big problem, along with marijuana and prescription drug abuse. 

If you’re an Iowan who is struggling with drugs or alcohol, you can receive evidence-based treatment at our drug and alcohol rehab. For more info, please call us at (515) 509-2559. Our admissions counselors can answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Drug and Alcohol Treatment for Iowans

The Treatment Center is an accredited drug and alcohol rehab with board-certified staff. We are a top-rated treatment facility that specializes in helping people transform their lives with effective drug and alcohol treatment.  

We truly care and tend to our patients as if they were a member of the family. Once a patient arrives at our facility, our dedicated staff is with them throughout the entire process.   

We will create an individualized treatment plan to treat each of our patient’s specific needs. Our wide variety of programs and services includes:  

• A medically safe detox

• Individual counseling

• Group therapy

• Dual diagnosis treatment 

• 12-step programs

• Faith-based treatment

• 24/7 alumni support

• Relapse prevention 

• Legal liaison services

• Holistic pain therapies

• Family therapy workshops 

• Intensive outpatient program (IOP)

• Inpatient programs

Depending on each patient’s needs, their duration in inpatient treatment will vary. However, we will address any underlying psychological and emotional issues that may be contributing to a person’s drug or alcohol addiction.  

To hear more about our accredited drug and alcohol rehab, feel free to reach out to one of our admissions counselors today at (515) 509-2559. We are available for a confidential chat 24/7.  

Substance Abuse in the State

Although Iowa has the lowest illicit drug use in the state, Iowans are still abusing drugs such as meth, marijuana, heroin, and prescription drugs. A recent report found that drug overdoses more than quadrupled in the state from 1999 to 2010. The overdose rate went from 1.9 percent in 1999 to 8.6 percent in 2010.  

Illicit drug use from those 12 and older who used in the past month has hovered around 5 percent. While prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing type of substance abuse in Iowa, marijuana accounts for about 25 percent of treatment admissions, while meth is about 10 percent.  

However, alcohol abuse continues to be a big issue in the state. Iowa has the 23rd highest alcohol intake rate with about 57.6 percent of residents at Iowa rehab centers being treated for alcoholism. 

Alcoholism in Iowa

Binge drinking is common in the state. In a recent survey, about 33.2 gallons of beer was consumed per capita, which is just under the national average at about 33.56 gallons. In recent years, there have been many alcohol-related accidents and deaths due to binge drinking in Iowa.  

In 2010, there were 73 alcohol-related traffic fatalities and about 17.5 percent of deaths were due to binge drinking. It’s also estimated that each year in the state, excessive drinking causes 775 deaths and results in 19,885 years of potential life that are shaved off residents.  

According to a recent survey, Iowa ranked top 10 for beer drinking in the nation and ranked sixth in the nation for binge drinking. Underage drinking is also above the national average. 

Commonly Abused Drugs

Meth - While the use of crystal meth has been on the decline, the drug is still heavily trafficked into the state. Mexican drug cartels primarily control the production of pure meth or Mexican Ice in Iowa. Some mom and pop meth labs are springing up across the state using the homemade one pot method of cooking meth. Treatment for meth abuse is about 10 percent of admissions at Iowa rehab centers.  

Prescription drugs – The most commonly abused prescription drugs are oxycodone hydrocodone, fentanyl, and benzos, which account for three-fourths of all drug overdoses. In Iowa, prescription drugs overdoses jumped 2,300 percent from 265 in 2002 to 6,531 in 2011. Because the value of street drugs is higher than heroin, many residents are abusing heroin because it’s more affordable and potent.  

Heroin – In Johnson County, which includes metro areas such as Iowa City and Cedar-Rapids, heroin abuse is a rising problem. In the first half of 2014, there were 10 heroin-related deaths in Johnson County, a 233 percent increase from all drug-related deaths in the county in 2013. Usually heroin is trafficked from Chicago or other major cities in the United States.  

Marijuana – Marijuana abuse in Iowa is most common among teens and young adults. In many Iowa rehab centers, about 22.1 percent of adults abuse the drug, while about 65 percent of teens report being treated for marijuana. About 26 percent of 11th graders admitted to using marijuana. Synthetic marijuana such as K2 or Spice is still used and commonly bought in tobacco stores even though it’s illegal to sell.

Recover from Drugs and Alcohol

At The Treatment Center, you can receive evidence-based drug and alcohol treatment. At our drug and alcohol rehab, we treat the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Once you receive the proper detox, we will give you the necessary tools and resources to better transition into a life without drugs and alcohol.  

We will prepare you for a thriving life in recovery, with several outpatient services such as life skills training, spiritual healing, alumni support and a 24-hour hotline to reach out to our counselors.  

Here, you can transform your life for the better and beat your drug or alcohol addiction. Call our accredited drug rehab facility today at (515) 509-2559 and get the help you deserve. We’re available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on holidays.  


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