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MercyOne Waterloo Horizons

MercyOne Waterloo Horizons in Waterloo, IA

MercyOne Waterloo Horizons offers inpatient and outpatient treatment for substance abuse and mental health disorders, catering to young adults, men, and women with evidence-based approaches.

  • Substance Abuse
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Mental Health
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcoholism

About MercyOne Waterloo Horizons

MercyOne Waterloo Horizons in Waterloo, Iowa, focuses on substance abuse treatment and co-occurring mental health disorders. This facility offers both inpatient and outpatient services, catering to young adults, adult men, and women.

Mission information is not provided.

  • Offers medically managed detoxification, ensuring safe withdrawal under medical supervision.
  • Provides intensive outpatient programs, allowing flexibility for individuals with ongoing responsibilities.
  • Utilizes evidence-based approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy and contingency management.
  • Addresses co-occurring mental health issues along with addiction, offering a comprehensive treatment plan.

Treats a wide range of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues, with tailored programs for young adults, adult men, and women.

  • 1+ Accreditations
  • 23 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 9 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 22 Therapies & Programs
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Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

Substance abuse is the excessive use of any type of drug. This includes alcohol, medications and illegal drugs. Substance abuse is treated with a combination of physical and mental treatments. MercyOne Waterloo Horizons patients detox and follow up with therapies that target the underlying cause of the addiction.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction is one of Iowa‘s most prominent forms of addiction. Drugs, including heroin, oxycontin, and fentanyl, are the most common. To relieve pain, or ease other ailments, they are professionally prescribed, but they are often abused because they and the feelings they give are addictive.

Addiction is treated by detoxifying the body, so the medications’ chemicals are no longer impacting the individual. MercyOne Waterloo Horizons offers therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem are supplemented during and throughout treatment.

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment in Waterloo, IA

A dual-diagnosis describes two medical issues that are happening at the same time. They may or may not be related. Over 50% of people with an addiction in Iowa have another mental health condition. Screening for both addiction and any untreated mental health issue is essential, and individually managed by MercyOne Waterloo Horizons.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, Residential, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Detoxification is the mainstay of drug addiction treatment. Recovery from drug addiction requires regular medical monitoring, temporary medication use, and other techniques.

If you or someone you know has a substance abuse problem in Waterloo provide various methods for drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

When a patient checks into MercyOne Waterloo Horizons, inpatient care takes place. Patients undergo treatment that requires detoxification and counseling round the clock. While outpatient treatments are available, as the first phase in recovery, inpatient care is suggested. Intensive and thorough rehabilitation sets patients on the road to a drug-free life.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) are treatment programs suitable for people who wish to stay at home while undergoing treatment. IOPs like MercyOne Waterloo Horizons make it possible for individuals to carry on with their responsibilities at work or school, in or near Waterloo, IA. It’s easy to find an IOP center that offers individualized treatment protocols.

In outpatient programs at MercyOne Waterloo Horizons, the Waterloo resident can live with their family while continuing with their job or studies. Treatment includes educating the patient on drug abuse, medications, and counseling sessions at the individual or group level.

Partial hospitalization program (PHP) offered by MercyOne Waterloo Horizons is an alternate option for inpatient rehabs or residential programs. The patients stay in a Waterloo facility closer to the Iowa treatment center and attend the different forms of therapy for several hours a day. Treatment duration varies from one to six months.

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.

Aftercare support refers to the follow-up care provided after the initial rehab program. The quality of aftercare support plays an important role in preventing relapses and sustains recovery. Aftercare support at MercyOne Waterloo Horizons is personalized according to the needs of the patient in Iowa.

MercyOne Waterloo Horizons‘s Therapies & Programs

Addiction is a family disease. Family therapy aims to heal and rebalance unhealthy roles and habits. Healing any family trauma and dysfunctional communications is important, and MercyOne Waterloo Horizons understands this. Family sessions are meant to bring Iowa families closer together and live sober, healthy, lives.

Group Therapy is a type of counseling that occurs between a bunch of strangers. These groups are suitable for patients who are not confined in a treatment facility, but group sessions are also common in inpatient rehab programs. Group therapy is led by a trained individual at MercyOne Waterloo Horizons in Waterloo, IA and consists of members from different stages of recovery.

The goal of group therapy sessions is to foster hope and a sense of belonging, share information, and learn coping mechanisms. It also helps to have people who can relate to what you’re going through. Good behaviors can also be contagious, and participants can learn from one another.

Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an improved version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) DBT is a treatment of choice for people being treated at MercyOne Waterloo Horizons whom are suffering from self-harming behaviors. Conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder also benefit from DBT.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an approach and method in psychotherapy. MercyOne Waterloo Horizons asks people to investigate how their thoughts, including habitual, negative, and inaccurate ways of thinking affect behaviors. CBT is based on the idea that rigid, inflexible ways of thinking cause people to have a limited ability to cope with stress

Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a method of specific counseling that replaces negative and self-limiting thoughts with positive and productive behaviors. Self-defeating thoughts and habits can limit your possible successes. Some examples of this are procrastination, unhealthy eating and angry outbursts. You may not be aware that some unhealthy behaviors and thoughts are sabotaging your potential accomplishments.

The 12-step program is a part of substance abuse treatment offered at MercyOne Waterloo Horizons. It was initially developed by the founders of Alcoholics anonymous. The program provides the benefit of cognitive restructuring. It refers to the process of change in the negative thoughts that leads to long-term benefits.

Some people refer to contingency management, or CM, as motivational incentives. This type of therapy is a reconditioning of the mind and responses of the body. The point of CM is to help the body understand the proper responses to behaviors should be, as well as the effects that come with both problematic and desired behaviors. The more positive choices a person makes, the more incentives they will receive, all managed with sobriety goals by MercyOne Waterloo Horizons in Waterloo, IA.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    MercyOne Waterloo Horizons Location and Directions
    3421 West 9th Street
    Waterloo, IA 50702

    Phone Number
    (319) 272-8560

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    MercyOne Waterloo Horizons Location and Directions

    3421 West 9th Street
    Waterloo, IA 50702
    (319) 272-8560


    Gender Female, Male

    Age Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Teenagers

    Modality Family, Group, Individuals

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    Helpful reference information for MercyOne Waterloo Horizons, a drug treatment center in Iowa located at: 3421 West 9th Street, Waterloo, IA 50702, including phone numbers, official website, and more. Listed briefly is an overview of Levels of Care, Therapies Offered, Issues Treated, and accepted forms of Payment Methods.

    Listed May 26, 2020

    Updated June 16, 2024

    Waterloo, 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.

    Waterloo, a vibrant city in northeast Iowa, offers a diverse community, extensive trail system, and lively arts and culture scene. With its ideal environment for focusing on drug rehab treatment, Waterloo provides access to community resources and activities. In 2023, 1,103 residents of Black Hawk County received substance use treatment, including for opioid addiction. Recent data shows accidental exposure to fentanyl and a higher rate of single-parent families in the county.

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