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The deterioration of families and the relationships caused by drugs and alcohol is a major problem in Iowa. Knowing a friend, loved one, or you struggle with addiction is very hard to handle alone, we ‘re here to help.

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Currently, there are over 450 different centers in our facility directory within the state of Iowa for people needing help with drug and alcohol addiction, please select your city below.

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The Impact of Addiction in Iowa

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Iowa is a typical Midwest mixture of cornfields and picturesque meadows. The state has over 2,900 kilometers of cycling paths through natural forests and wetlands. Iowa City is the only UNESCO literature city in North America and a main stop to the emerging authors. It winds down the eastern border and winds along its coastline on the Great River Path.

While the rate of illicit drug abuse has been increasing in the United States for the past decade, Iowa’s trends show a decrease. Although the state ranks 2nd lowest in the nation for illicit drug use, 12% of its residents are still using these drugs every single year.

Obviously there are a lot of things to love about Iowa, but that does not mean it is drug and alcohol free.

Iowa ranks low for different types of drug abuse, yet there are several illegal drug activities taking place. Even though the amount of methamphetamine laboratories closed down by Iowa officials drops every year, there seems to be more popping up than ever before. Some of this locally produced meth is sold within the state borders of Iowa, but much of it is distributed further to neighboring states.

Other drugs, mostly produced in Mexico, can easily enter the state due to the three major interstates running through Iowa. This makes the state a strategic hub for drug trafficking.

Worst Drugs in Iowa

  1. Methamphetamines pose a large threat in Iowa. Due to the local production, they are readily available at relatively low prices. These drugs also account for more than 90% of all drug-related prison admissions.
  2. Alcohol is the most widely abused substance in the state. More than 23% of residents admit to heavy drinking, surpassing the national average by more than 15%. This has led to almost half of all those admitted into substance abuse treatment programs listing alcohol as their substance of choice.
  3. Marijuana is the most common illicit drug in Iowa. Almost 25% of those who enter into rehabilitation programs for marijuana abuse in Iowa are between the ages of 12 and 17 years.
  4. The rate of opioid-related overdoses in Iowa is 6.9 deaths per 100,000, compared to the national average of 14.6. Just 2.5% of all substance abuse treatment admissions are due to opioids. While this seems low, it is thrice the number compared to previous years.
  5. Even though cocaine abuse is still a problem in Iowa, cocaine abuse treatment admissions are the lowest of all drugs at 1.5%. Luckily, this has led to cocaine-related prison admissions reaching an all-time low of 7%.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. Iowa ranks amongst the lowest in the nation for marijuana abuse in the age group of 12-17 year-olds, at 5%.
  2. Reports show 10.6% of all deaths in Iowa are drug and/or alcohol-related, more than two points lower than the national average of 12.7%.
  3. Iowa has high rates of alcohol use and abuse, and more than 20% of all minors being treated for substance abuse suffer from alcohol addiction.
  4. In 2016, the state of Iowa saw less than 100 opioid-related overdoses.
  5. Heroin abuse has increased due to the tightened control of opioid and unlawful painkiller prescriptions.
  6. Binge drinking is far more common in Iowa than it is in the rest of the United States, especially for those between 18 and 25 years old.
  7. Since 2006, marijuana-related emergency room visits have increased by more than 400%.
  8. From 2003 to 2013, overdoses caused by prescription opioids increased by more than 1300%.
  9. The number of casualties as a direct consequence of drug use is less than half of those dying in vehicle accidents.
  10. Iowa’s methamphetamine addiction treatment rate is the lowest in the entire United States of America.

How You Can Help Yourself Find a Center

If you’re in Iowa seeking care for alcohol or drug abuse, you are in the right place. At first, it may seem like a daunting challenge: deciding which curriculum is the most rigorous and relevant. Searching for the right support can be a frustrating and overwhelming task for yourself or a loved one. We are removing those barriers by working to help you locate the best recovery center in Iowa. We know that making the decision to become sober is incredibly difficult; with our compassionate and loving experts, we make the rest as easy as possible. RehabNow.org lets you decide which is the right choice for you or your loved one.

Health Insurance Providers Covering Drug Addiction Treatment
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Humana

State Specific Hotlines & Resources

  • Your Life Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health offers live chat, reliable information and treatment options, and assistance in finding nearby help. 855-581-8111
  • Poison Control. A hotline for those who consume too much of a substance. 800-222-1222.
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