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In Iowa and across the United States, an estimated 12.8 million Americans, about 6 percent of the household population aged twelve and older use illegal street drugs on a regular basis (within the past thirty days). You may be surprised to read that this number of "past-month" drug users has declined by almost 50% from the 1979 high of 25 million illegal street drug users. This decrease represents an extraordinary change in behavior.

Despite the dramatic drop, more than a third of all Americans twelve and older have tried illegal street drugs. Ninety percent of those who have used illegal drugs used marijuana or hashish. Approximately a third used cocaine or took a prescription type drug for nonmedical reasons. About a fifth used LSD. Fortunately, nearly sixty million Americans who used illicit street drugs during their youth stop using drugs once they enter into adulthood.

Many people in Iowa believe that illegal street drugs and the various troubles they cause are not their problem. They have misconceptions that drug users belong to a segment of society different from their own or that drug abuse is remote from their environment. They are wrong. Almost three quarters of drug users are employed and approximately forty-five percent of Americans know someone with a substance abuse problem.

While illegal street drugs and their consequences threaten Iowa families of every socio-economic background, geographic region, educational level, and ethnic and racial identity, the effects of drug use are often felt disproportionally. For example, many less fortunate neighborhoods are plagued by crime and violence because of the illegal street drugs sold in their black markets. People living in Iowa who lack comprehensive health plans and have smaller incomes may be less able to afford Drug Rehab Centers to overcome drug dependence. What everyone living in Iowa must understand is that nobody is immune to the consequences of drug use. Every family is vulnerable.

Across Iowa, illegal street drugs are a serious problem. Included in this problem are stimulants, depressants and prescription drugs that are taken and sold illegally. The specific effects vary depending on the drug. Most drugs have an addictive effect after only a few uses. Even marijuana can become emotionally addicting. For many taking illegal street drugs, it can interfere with their relationships, health, academics, career, etc.

It is often hard to tell if someone you care about is taking part in illegal street drug abuse. Each drug has its own signs of use and abuse. Drugs can numb the user's memory, impair their judgment, and make it impossible for the user to feel good or function without them. Even drugs like marijuana and cocaine which are not physically addictive (meaning that the user's body needs the drug in order to function), can make the user emotionally dependent. Once a person become used to the "feelings" they get from marijuana, cocaine or other illegal street drugs, they will find it harder and harder to cope with normal everyday ups and downs.

Today, there are a variety of Drug Treatment Facilities for illegal street drugs available in Iowa. The differences between the Drug Rehabilitation Centers can sometimes be great, though they are all attempting to achieve the same outcome. The goal of any Drug Rehab Center is to help the individual achieve a drug free life and return them to being a productive member of society.

How does one know which Drug Treatment Facility option is right for them? This is one of the questions that lays hard on the heart of a person searching for the right Iowa Drug Rehab Facility for illegal street drugs. The ultimate objective of drug addiction treatment is to enable an individual to achieve lasting abstinence, but the immediate objectives are to reduce illegal street drug abuse, improve the recovering addict's ability to function, and minimize the medical and social complications of drug abuse and addiction.

While learning how to live life without illegal street drugs is an important step in the recovery process, it is only the beginning. Once sober, the brain needs time to recover and rebuild connections that have changed while addicted. During this period, depression and cravings to use can be intense and are often very hard to fight. Without support, relapse is very likely. Attending a quality Drug Rehabilitation Center in Iowa will help the recovering person develop new coping skills to deal with stressful situations and other common triggers for relapse. Without these skills, stressful situations frequently result in relapse.

Most people attempt to do their best and make the most of the experience when they are in a Drug Rehabilitation Facility. Relapse commonly occurs when a person leaves a Drug Rehabilitation Program without aspects of their life or other problems being fully handled. It is critical to find a Drug Rehab Facility that addresses all aspects of addiction from detox to learning life skills.

When considering a Drug Rehabilitation Program in Iowa, remember that everyone's needs are different. In general, the longer and more intense the illegal street drug use, the longer and more intense the treatment one may need. Regardless of a program's length in weeks or months, follow-through and long-term follow-up care are crucial to recovery. A quality Drug Rehab Center should address the fact that substance abuse often masks emotional pain and it needs to be addressed as treatment progresses.

An overview of the different types of Drug Rehab Centers for illegal street drugs in Iowa:

  • Iowa Counseling (Individual, Group, Couple, or Family Therapy) for Illegal Street Drugs: This form of recovery works best in conjunction with other types of Drug Rehabilitation Facilities or as follow up support. Looking at one's issues from a different perspective can help to identify the root cause of their drug usage and can be beneficial in helping them learn how to make more constructive choices in their life.
  • Iowa Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Illegal Street Drugs: While in this form of drug addiction recovery, addicts usually meet 3 days a week and 2-4 hours per day. These relapse prevention Drug Rehabilitation Programs are often scheduled around work or school.
  • Iowa Medical Detoxification for Illegal Street Drugs: Often, this is the first step of the recovery process before being admitted into a Drug Rehabilitation Center for illegal street drugs in Iowa. Admission to this level of treatment requires an assessment. Sometimes medical detox is started from a trip to the emergency room due to overdose or drug related issues.
  • Iowa Narcotics Anonymous for Illegal Street Drugs: Narcotics Anonymous meetings, often referred to as NA, are informal meetings held in your local area. NA has branches all over the country and in almost every city nationwide. These meeting are based on the twelve steps of recovery and many addicts and alcoholics have found free and effective help at these meetings. However, NA programs are not "treatment." The meetings are not supported and held by medical professionals.
  • Iowa Partial hospitalization for Illegal Street Drugs: This type of treatment is considered relapse prevention and usually consists of meetings 3-5 days a week, 4-6 hours per day. This type of treatment is for people who require medical monitoring on an outpatient basis.
  • Iowa Residential Rehab for Illegal Street Drugs: Residential treatment is when the recovering addict lives at the Drug Treatment Center while undergoing intensive treatment during the day. Residential treatment normally varies from 30-90 days.
  • Iowa Sober Living for Illegal Street Drugs: Sober living homes are comprised of recovering addicts who support each other and provide an alcohol and drug free environment. This type of illegal street drug rehab is normally used after more intensive rehabilitation such as residential treatment. Sober living facilities are useful if returning home too soon is a strong trigger for relapse or the recovering addict has no home.
The following 20 listings can be found in Iowa:
  • Seven 12 House
    Seven 12 House is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 712 Burnett Street Ames, IA. 50010.
    Seven 12 House can be contacted by calling 515-233-5048.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Sober Living Services, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Court Appointed Services
  • New Directions ASAC
    New Directions ASAC is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 2727 South 19th Street Clinton, IA. 52732.
    New Directions ASAC can be contacted by calling 563-242-2042.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Sober Living Services, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Females, Residential Beds for Teens, Court Appointed Services
  • YWCA of Fort Dodge
    YWCA of Fort Dodge is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 826 1st Avenue North Fort Dodge, IA. 50501.
    YWCA of Fort Dodge can be contacted by calling 515-573-3931.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Sober Living Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, Females, Residential Beds for Teens, DUI Clients
  • Prelude Behavioral Services
    Prelude Behavioral Services is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 216 West 6th Street Tipton, IA. 52772.
    Prelude Behavioral Services can be contacted by calling 563-886-3468.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients
  • Plains Area Mental Health Center
    Plains Area Mental Health Center is a Drug Rehab that is located at 318 South Maple Street Carroll, IA. 51401.
    Plains Area Mental Health Center can be contacted by calling 712-792-2991.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Family Counseling Center
    Family Counseling Center is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 125 South Third Street Ames, IA. 50010.
    Family Counseling Center can be contacted by calling 515-233-2250.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Females, DUI Clients, Court Appointed Services
  • United Community Services
    United Community Services is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 4908 Franklin Avenue Des Moines, IA. 50310.
    United Community Services can be contacted by calling 515-280-3860.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Drug Detox Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males, Court Appointed Services, Spanish Speaking
  • Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi
    Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 1646 305th Street Tama, IA. 52339.
    Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi can be contacted by calling 641-484-9482.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents
  • Siouxland Mental Health Center
    Siouxland Mental Health Center is a Drug Rehab that is located at 625 Court Street Sioux City, IA. 51101.
    Siouxland Mental Health Center can be contacted by calling 712-252-3871 x256.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Court Appointed Services, Spanish Speaking
  • Alcohol and Drug Dependency Servs of
    Alcohol and Drug Dependency Servs of is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 226 West Main Street Ottumwa, IA. 52501.
    Alcohol and Drug Dependency Servs of can be contacted by calling 800-622-8340.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Genesis Medical Center
    Genesis Medical Center is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 1401 West Central Park Avenue Davenport, IA. 52804.
    Genesis Medical Center can be contacted by calling 563-421-2990.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Transitional Services of Iowa
    Transitional Services of Iowa is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 1221 Pierce Street Sioux City, IA. 51105.
    Transitional Services of Iowa can be contacted by calling 712-255-0204 x13.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Females, Males, DUI Clients, Court Appointed Services
  • Creative Living Center PC
    Creative Living Center PC is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 1905 10th Street Rock Valley, IA. 51247.
    Creative Living Center PC can be contacted by calling 712-476-5245.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking
  • Southern Iowa Mental Health Center
    Southern Iowa Mental Health Center is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 110 East Main Street Ottumwa, IA. 52501.
    Southern Iowa Mental Health Center can be contacted by calling 641-682-8772.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking
  • St. Lukes Counseling Center
    St. Lukes Counseling Center is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 225 Coe Road NE Cedar Rapids, IA. 52402.
    St. Lukes Counseling Center can be contacted by calling 319-369-7952.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Chatham Oaks
    Chatham Oaks is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 4515 Melrose Avenue Iowa City, IA. 52246.
    Chatham Oaks can be contacted by calling 319-887-2701.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services
  • Compass Pointe
    Compass Pointe is a Drug Treatment Program that is located at 1900 Grand Avenue North Spencer, IA. 51301.
    Compass Pointe can be contacted by calling 712-262-2952.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Females, Males, DUI Clients
  • Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
    Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 125 Sixth Street Sioux City, IA. 51103.
    Ponca Tribe of Nebraska can be contacted by calling 712-258-0500.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • New Perspective Treatment Care Servs
    New Perspective Treatment Care Servs is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 1728 Central Avenue Fort Dodge, IA. 50501.
    New Perspective Treatment Care Servs can be contacted by calling 515-302-8025.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Females, Males, DUI Clients
  • North Iowa Transition Center
    North Iowa Transition Center is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 408 1st Street NW Mason City, IA. 50401.
    North Iowa Transition Center can be contacted by calling 641-424-8708.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services