Drug and alcohol dependency is a problem throughout the United States, and Iowa is no exception. Thousands struggle with substance use disorders in the state, ranging from alcohol dependency to illicit and prescription drug dependency. Iowa drug rehabs offer a way out of the cycle of dependency, but many people are uncertain of what rehab involves or how to find the right rehab.

Iowa Drug And Alcohol Treatment Centers

There are numerous rehab treatment centers located in Iowa, many of them offering high-quality inpatient rehab services. Some of these include:

Seven 12 House Youth and Shelter Services

Located in Ames, Iowa, Seven 12 House Youth and Shelter Services offers a variety of residential rehab services, including long-term and short-term inpatient treatment and aftercare treatment. They also offer an addiction treatment for Christians program.

Drug and alcohol dependency is a problem throughout the United States, and Iowa is no exception. Thousands struggle with substance use disorders in the state, ranging from alcohol dependency to illicit and prescription drug dependency. Iowa drug rehab offers a way out of the cycle of dependency, but many people are uncertain of what rehab involves or how to find the right rehab.

Zion Recovery

Zion Recovery is located in Clarinda, Iowa. The facility provides addiction treatment programs for men, including short and long-term inpatient programs. Holistic treatments are also offered.

Center for Alcohol and Drug Services Country Oaks 

Here you will find options for detoxification and residential inpatient programs. The facility is located in Davenport, Iowa, and offers holistic programs, Christian programs and Court ordered alcohol treatment for DUI/DWI offenders.

Jackson Recovery Centers Inc – Marienne Manor 

The Marienne Manor center offers inpatient treatment for women, while the Grandview House offers inpatient treatment. for men.

Substance Use Disorders and Iowa Rehab Statistics

Iowa statistics on substance use disorders and rehab in Iowa include:

Alcohol Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year (Based on 2012 and 2013 Data)

  • 159,000 age 12 and up

Inpatient/Long-Term Rehab Admissions in 2010

  • Approximately 600 admissions

Rehab Admissions in 2011

  • Alcohol: 12,977
  • Marijuana: 8,133
  • Heroin: 288
  • Cocaine: 779
  • Methamphetamine/amphetamine: 3,525
  • Non-heroine opiates/synthetics: 1,237

Signs And Symptoms Of Substance Abuse Disorder

Sometimes it can be difficult to know if you or your loved one really has a problem, or if you are worrying unnecessarily. If you are worried that there is a potential issue, it only makes sense to verify one way or the other. Some of the common signs of a substance use disorder include:

  • The substance is causing major disruptions to your life. Life can be unpredictable, and sometimes bad things just happen. But when the bad things keep happening, and they are obviously connected with the substance, there is a good chance you have a real problem. Missing work, losing a job, upsetting family, failing to meet obligations—these things are all signs of a disorder.
  • Your tolerance is increasing. Most substances that are prone to abuse also tend to require more and more to achieve the same desired effect. You may need to keep drinking more, or smoking more, to achieve the same feeling you got when you first started. If your tolerance is growing you may be using too much.
  • You struggle to not use the substance. People with substance use disorders often have trouble saying no to themselves or to others. If you say you are not going to use the substance, but keep going back to it, there is a strong possibility that you are at least at the beginning stages of a substance use disorder.
  • You keep using the substance even when you know it is causing harm. When a substance keeps bringing you back for more even after it has caused serious damage to your life, you are most likely dependent on it.

Drug And Alcohol Treatment Modalities In Iowa

Now that you have determined that rehab is necessary, the next step is choosing which rehab is right for your particular situation. While there are a variety of rehabs available in Iowa, including rehabs that focus on different substance use disorders, most of them fall into a few general categories. Understanding the differences between the basic rehab options will help you determine which is right for your needs.

Medically Assisted Detoxification

Depending on which substance you are struggling with, it may be necessary to go through medically assisted detox. Even if medically assisted detox is not required, it can still be better than trying to detox on your own. When you go through detox under the care of a medical professional, you have access to medications that can ease the withdrawal symptoms. You also have the support of people who can make sure you are safe and as healthy as possible during your detox.

Certain dependencies typically require medically assisted detox, including benzodiazepines and alcohol.

Outpatient Rehab

Many rehab centers offer outpatient rehab, and some deal only in outpatient rehab. With outpatient rehab, you continue to go about your day to day life while also attending rehab sessions, such as group therapy and individual therapy. You can maintain a job, family obligations, and school while attending outpatient rehab. While outpatient rehab can be a great way to transition from inpatient rehab to real life and may be effective for mild dependencies, it is not recommended for more serious dependencies.

Inpatient Rehab

Iowa inpatient treatment is the preferred option for serious substance use disorders because it is the most comprehensive form of treatment. With inpatient rehab, you stay at the rehab center under the care and supervision of professionals dedicated to your recovery. All of your meals and lodging are taken care of, leaving you to focus on your recovery. Programs vary in what they offer, but all include individual therapy, group therapy and other associated therapies designed to teach you how to cope without the substance.

Inpatient rehab is recommended for serious dependencies because it allows you to take a break from the life that encouraged and supported your dependency. You can remove yourself from the situations and the social circle that were part of the problem. The new perspective and skills you gain should help you move forward with your new life in a way that would not be possible with only outpatient rehab.

Wilderness Rehab, Faith-Based Rehab, Holistic Rehab

There are some rehabs that take a unique approach to the standard rehabilitation model. Wilderness rehab takes you into nature to recover, while faith-based rehab centers your recovery around the faith of your choice. Holistic rehab focuses on a whole body approach that includes therapies like meditation, yoga and healthy meals. These alternative therapies are not required to recover from substance use disorders, but they can make it easier to go through rehab if their style appeals to you.

 

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