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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 Rehab Facilities for illegal street drugs available in Iowa. The differences between the Drug Rehabilitation Facilities can sometimes be great, though they are all attempting to achieve the same outcome. The goal of any Drug Rehabilitation Facility 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 Rehabilitation 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 Rehab 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 Center. Relapse commonly occurs when a person leaves a Drug Treatment Center without aspects of their life or other problems being fully handled. It is critical to find a Drug Rehab that addresses all aspects of addiction from detox to learning life skills.

When considering a Drug Rehab Facility 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 Rehabilitation Program 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 Rehabilitation 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 Rehab 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 Treatment 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 Rehab Facility 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 Rehabilitation Program 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:
  • St. Lukes Counseling Center
    St. Lukes Counseling Center is a Drug Treatment Center 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
  • Four Oaks Family and Childrens Servs
    Four Oaks Family and Childrens Servs is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 5400 Kirkwood Boulevard SW Cedar Rapids, IA. 52404.
    Four Oaks Family and Childrens Servs can be contacted by calling 319-364-0259.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Spencer Municipal Hospital
    Spencer Municipal Hospital is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 1200 1st Avenue East Spencer, IA. 51301.
    Spencer Municipal Hospital can be contacted by calling 712-264-6198 x6230.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital
    Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 933 East Pierce Street Council Bluffs, IA. 51503.
    Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital can be contacted by calling 712-396-6044.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Crossroads of Pella
    Crossroads of Pella is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 103 North 3rd Street Oskaloosa, IA. 52577.
    Crossroads of Pella can be contacted by calling 641-676-4060.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Females, Males, Court Appointed Services
  • Unity Point Health Berryhill Center
    Unity Point Health Berryhill Center is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 720 Kenyon Road Fort Dodge, IA. 50501.
    Unity Point Health Berryhill Center can be contacted by calling 800-482-8305 x221.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Boys and Girls Home and
    Boys and Girls Home and is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 2101 Court Street Sioux City, IA. 51104.
    Boys and Girls Home and can be contacted by calling 712-293-4700.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Center for Alc and Drug Services Inc
    Center for Alc and Drug Services Inc is a Drug Treatment Program that is located at 1519 East Locust Street Davenport, IA. 52803.
    Center for Alc and Drug Services Inc can be contacted by calling 563-326-4116.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Iowa Lutheran Hospital
    Iowa Lutheran Hospital is a Drug Rehab that is located at 700 East University Avenue Des Moines, IA. 50316.
    Iowa Lutheran Hospital can be contacted by calling 515-263-5230.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Inpatient Hospital Services
  • Shade of the Tree
    Shade of the Tree is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 900 Lake Street Spirit Lake, IA. 51360.
    Shade of the Tree can be contacted by calling 712-330-9140.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, DUI Clients
  • Trinity Muscatine New Horizons
    Trinity Muscatine New Horizons is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 1605 Cedar Street Muscatine, IA. 52761.
    Trinity Muscatine New Horizons can be contacted by calling 563-264-9409.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Health Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • New Directions ASAC
    New Directions ASAC is a Drug Rehabilitation Program 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
  • North Iowa Transition Center
    North Iowa Transition Center is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility 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
  • Family Wellness Associates
    Family Wellness Associates is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 1115 5th Street Sioux City, IA. 51101.
    Family Wellness Associates can be contacted by calling 712-255-0890.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, DUI Clients
  • Clearview Recovery Inc
    Clearview Recovery Inc is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 501 North Sherman Street Prairie City, IA. 50228.
    Clearview Recovery Inc can be contacted by calling 515-994-3562.
    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, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females
  • 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
  • Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
    Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is a Drug Rehab 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
  • Abbe Ctr for Community Mental Health
    Abbe Ctr for Community Mental Health is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 520 11th Street NW Cedar Rapids, IA. 52405.
    Abbe Ctr for Community Mental Health can be contacted by calling 319-398-3562.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Capstone Behavioral Healthcare Inc
    Capstone Behavioral Healthcare Inc is a Drug Rehab that is located at 306 North 3rd Avenue East Newton, IA. 50208.
    Capstone Behavioral Healthcare Inc can be contacted by calling 641-792-4012.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Cedar Valley Recovery Services
    Cedar Valley Recovery Services is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 151 Marion Boulevard Marion, IA. 52302.
    Cedar Valley Recovery Services can be contacted by calling 319-363-2678.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient Drug Treatment, DUI Clients