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ASAC - Area Substance Abuse Council - Cedar Rapids

ASAC - Area Substance Abuse Council - Cedar Rapids in Cedar Rapids, IA

The Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) is a non-profit organization that provides evidence-based, multi-faceted addiction treatment services on a sliding fee scale to individuals, families, and the greater Cedar Rapids, Iowa community.

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ASAC - Area Substance Abuse Council - Cedar Rapids Overview

The Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) is a non-profit organization that provides evidence-based addiction treatment services to people in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ASAC serves as a singular location to access multiple levels of care surrounding addiction and any related issues. Their mission is to reduce suffering and provide hope to individuals, families, and the greater community by providing high-quality, accessible, and multi-faceted substance use treatment services.

The staff at ASAC have expertise in a variety of addictions and use evidence-based treatments, such as individual therapy, drug rehab, and residential long-term treatments. These treatments are provided in a caring environment, ensuring that each unique individual is supported throughout their recovery process. Additionally, ASAC offers resources such as prevention education, harm reduction, and recovery support for those impacted by substance use. Their services are available on a sliding fee scale, making them more accessible to everyone in the Cedar Rapids community.

  • 3 Conditions Treated
  • 1 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 3 Therapies & Programs
  • Multiple Locations
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Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment at ASAC - Area Substance Abuse Council - Cedar Rapids

Some addicts can benefit from substance abuse treatment, which is designed to help them become and remain sober without the use of medications. These programs are typically used by those struggling with drugs like marijuana or hallucinogens. However, they might be beneficial for those with a co-occurring mental health disorder like schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder.

During this type of treatment, the addict will meet with therapists and other professionals on a regular basis to learn coping skills and healthy ways to deal with their addiction and mental health disorder.

Treatment programs often combine medications with counseling, support groups and even medical services like those found in hospitals or doctor’s offices. There are also detoxification services that addicts can use to get sober and avoid severe withdrawal symptoms.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Cedar Rapids, IA

Opioids are a group of drugs that include substances such as heroin, morphine, and oxycodone. These drugs activate opioid receptors in the brain, which produce pleasurable feelings. Opioid addiction occurs when drugs are abused at increasing rates or increasing amounts because the body becomes tolerant of them.

Opioid addiction is typically diagnosed when drug abuse becomes a typical behavior that interferes with an individual’s ability to function daily. The use of the substance results in consequences like legal problems.

Treatment for opioid addiction varies depending on each individual’s needs. Some treatments focus on replacing opioids with other drugs that have similar effects of reducing withdrawal symptoms. Other treatments aim to reduce the risk of relapse by providing psychological support or using more natural methods.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Drug Rehab, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Therapies & Programs

During individual therapy at ASAC - Area Substance Abuse Council - Cedar Rapids in , the person in recovery meets with a therapist one on one to go over their situation and learn from past mistakes. The counselor or therapist will use this time to address the causes of addiction, triggers, and any mental issue or dual diagnosis. They will also address aftercare plans, giving them the best chances of long-term sobriety.

This therapeutic process is very intense and challenging to go through. Some clients may find it easier to open up with someone apart from their family or loved ones who understand their struggles and experience with addiction.

Location & Contact

ASAC - Area Substance Abuse Council - Cedar Rapids Location and Directions
Address
222 3rd Street Southeast
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Phone Number
(319) 247-5326

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ASAC - Area Substance Abuse Council - Cedar Rapids Location and Directions
Location

222 3rd Street Southeast
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 247-5326

Accepting

Gender Female, Male

Age Adults (20+), Teenagers

Modality Individuals

Area Substance Abuse Council

Listed October 25, 2021

Updated June 24, 2024

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Addiction and Treatment

Iowa ranks 2nd lowest in the nation for illicit drug use, but 12% of its residents are still using these drugs every single year. Methamphetamines account for more than 90% of all drug-related prison admissions in Iowa. Alcohol is the most widely abused substance in the state, with 23% of residents admitting to heavy drinking.

Cedar Rapids, situated on the scenic Cedar River, offers a peaceful environment for recovery with its abundant parks, trails, and vibrant arts scene. However, the city has seen an increase in opioid-related mortality rates and a high prevalence of polysubstance use in overdose deaths. Approximately 50% of opioid-related overdose deaths involved illicitly-manufactured fentanyl, and Linn County had the 4th highest rate of methamphetamine-related treatment admissions in Iowa from 2016-2020.

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