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Rehabs in Iowa for Drugs and Alcohol

Last Updated: Monday, 29 January 2024
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When searching for drug rehab in Iowa, finding a quality center that provides expert care is crucial. DRS has compiled a list of drug and alcohol rehab centers in Iowa to assist you. This includes residential treatment and drug detox. We provide detailed information about each center listed.

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List of Rehabs in Iowa

Below is a list of the different drug rehab centers in Iowa. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist.

Our editorial and medical expert team conducts thorough research on the websites of the drug rehab centers listed in our directory. They regularly review these websites to ensure the information is up to date and comprehensive. Our experts also provide reviews to help you gain a better understanding of the services offered at each facility.

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Rehab Services

Adult & Teen Challenge of the Midlands (Sheepgate) – Men’s Program

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Adult and Teen Challenge of Midlands, Colfax, is a recovery program that helps men and women. After examining the website, we found that this includes a men’s and women’s program; different contact numbers are provided for each program. The program is Christ-centered, teaching Biblical principles. The program is long-term, usually lasting upwards of one year.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited

900 N League Rd, Colfax, IA

Recovery Center at Manning Regional Healthcare Center

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Recovery Center at Manning Regional Healthcare Center is a drug rehab center that offers residential and outpatient treatment. After examining the website, we found that it is a 16-bed cop-ed chemical dependency facility. The treatment center is licensed to provide clinically managed and medically monitored services to meet different treatment needs. It is situated in a critical access hospital, Manning Regional Healthcare Center.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Faith-Based
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Medicaid
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the Iowa Department of Public Health

Medical Staff: Interdisciplinary team of experienced and knowledgeable medical and nursing staff.

1550 6th Street, Manning, IA

St. Gregory Recovery Center

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

St. Gregory Recovery Center is a residential treatment center and outpatient program. After examining the website, we found it provides medically monitored detox and withdrawal management. Cognitive behavioral therapy is utilized to address substance use. In addition, the program focuses on providing tools needed to build positive habits. Relapse prevention is also offered during discharge planning.

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Evidence-Based Approach
- Holistic
- Non 12-Step
- Nutritional Therapy

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: Medical detox team

601 2nd Street, Bayard, IA

GuideLink Center

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

GuideLink Center is a program that offers urgent mental health and substance use care. After reviewing the website, we found that it helps people ages 18 and older who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Services are delivered 24/7, including rapid assessment, triage, stabilization, and follow-up.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Medical Detox
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Co-Occurring Disorders

Trust Factors

- Partnered with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Johnson County

Medical Staff: Dr. Monica Jindal | Medical Director

300 Southgate Avenue, Iowa City, IA

Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) – Dubuque

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC), Dubuque, offers outpatient substance use treatment. After DRS examined the website, we found the program is designed to meet individual needs. It also offers group sessions, and rehabilitation is self-paced. Each patient attends for varying lengths of time. The program provides the initial assessment.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency
- LegitScript Certified
- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Cassandra Collins, LISW | Deputy Director
Kristin Norfolk, MA in Rehabilitation Counseling, BS in Psychology | Director of Prevention Services

799 Main Street, Suite 110, Dubuque, IA

Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) – Manchester

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC), Manchester, is an outpatient drug rehab program. After DRS reviewed the website, we found the program is self-paced, and patients participate for varying lengths of time based on individual needs. Patients must complete an assessment, and a counselor then goes through the treatment process with the patient.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency
- LegitScript Certified
- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Cassandra Collins, LISW | Deputy Director
Kristin Norfolk, MA in Rehabilitation Counseling, BS in Psychology | Director of Prevention Services

909 W. Main Street, Suite 3, Manchester, IA

Assessment Services, Inc.

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Assessment Services, Inc. specializes in court-related substance use disorder services. After examining the website, we found that it helps clients navigate the Department of Transportation and legal system issues and requirements. The program provides the initial assessment, evaluation, court-mandated education, and treatment. Prices are provided on the website for each service.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education
- Early Intervention Program
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders

Trust Factors

- Court-Approved Services

Medical Staff: Krista M Lindholm, LISW | Director

440 Fairway Drive, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA

Clearview Recovery Inc

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Clearview Recovery Inc. provides all levels of substance abuse treatment for women. After reviewing the website, we found that it offers a women’s and children’s program to assist women in entering a solid recovery process. It may include attending parenting classes, job training, improving self-esteem, etc. Variable programming is provided for each client.

Rehab Settings

- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Faith-Based
- Relapse Prevention
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Access to Recovery Voucher
- Aetna
- Cigna
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- Sliding Fee Scale
- State-Financed
- Tricare/Military Insurance
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Scott Pritchard, IADC | Executive Director​
Dani Ohm, CADC | Counselor

501 North Sherman Street, Prairie City, IA

Access Wellness and Recovery Center

Reviewed: July 19, 2023

Access Wellness and Recovery Center is a licensed substance use treatment center. After examining the website, we found that there are multiple treatment options available. Most of these are outpatient services, telehealth, and in-person appointments. The facility also has the capability of helping with legal charges and is a DOT-approved provider for 12-hour OWI classes.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Co-Occurring Disorders
- DOT SAP
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Drug Test
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Workplace Drug Services

Payment Options

- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- LegitScript Certified
- Licensed by the State of Iowa

Medical Staff: Ted A. Bonebrake MD, FASAM | Medical Director
Amy Bonebrake, LMSW, CADC, SAP | Director & CEO

3640 Canterbury Court, Waterloo, IA

Alternative Interventions, LLC

Reviewed: July 19, 2023

Alternative Interventions, LLC provides professional substance abuse treatment services. After reviewing the website, we found that clients can receive assessments, evaluations, OWI evaluations, and other forms of assessments. Services are only available five days per week.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment

Services Offered

- DOT Compliance Testing
- DOT SAP

Trust Factors

- Court-Approved Services
- Licensed by the Iowa Department of Public Health

Medical Staff: Qualified SAP Professionals

3116 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA

Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) – Heart of Iowa

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Area Substance Abuse Council, Heart of Iowa is a residential substance use treatment provider. After DRS examined the website, we found they help pregnant women and women with children. Residents participate in individual counseling and group work while learning sober living and life skills. Admission involves providing an assessment.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Beds for Clients' Children
- DOT SAP
- Pregnant Women
- Women

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency
- LegitScript Certified
- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Kathy Brogla, Bachelor’s Degree, School Psychology & MA, Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling | Director of Heart of Iowa

4050 Bowling Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) – Hightower Place

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Area Substance Abuse Council, Hightower Place is a substance use treatment provider. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide 24-hour substance use disorder treatment and help to women over the age of 18 and women with children. Potential clients will need an assessment to a residential treatment program.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Beds for Clients' Children
- DOT SAP
- Pregnant Women
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency
- LegitScript Certified
- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Cassandra Collins, LISW | Deputy Director
Kristin Norfolk, MA in Rehabilitation Counseling, BS in Psychology | Director of Prevention Services

2727 S. 19th Street, Clinton, IA

Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) – King House

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Area Substance Abuse Council, King House, offers substance use treatment. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide housing and treatment services for men ages 18 and older. The program is a structured residential treatment model incorporating a variety of programs and services. To be admitted to King House, a recent substance use disorder assessment indicating a need for residential treatment is required.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- DOT SAP
- Substance Abuse Counseling

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency
- LegitScript Certified
- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Cassandra Collins, LISW | Deputy Director
Kristin Norfolk, MA in Rehabilitation Counseling, BS in Psychology | Director of Prevention Services

2219 Garfield Street, Clinton, IA

Van Orman House

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Van Orman House is a Christ-centered community for women. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide residential care for women struggling with homelessness, poverty, domestic violence, and family separation. Residency is offered to participants and their children under the age of 12. There are several programs offered, including drug and alcohol rehab.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Nutritional Therapy
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

1909 Summit Street, Marshalltown, IA

Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) – Anamosa

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Area Substance Abuse Council, Anamosa, is an outpatient drug rehab program. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide outpatient substance use treatment. Group sessions are available along with specialty groups. To begin receiving care with ASAC, patients must first complete a substance use disorder or problem gambling assessment.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency
- LegitScript Certified
- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Cassandra Collins, LISW | Deputy Director
Kristin Norfolk, MA in Rehabilitation Counseling, BS in Psychology | Director of Prevention Services

110 S. Williams Street, Suite A, Anamosa, IA

Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) – Maquoketa

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Area Substance Abuse Council, Maquoketa, is an outpatient substance use treatment provider. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer standard group therapy. In addition, there are several specialty groups. Patients must first complete a substance use disorder or problem gambling assessment.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency
- LegitScript Certified
- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Cassandra Collins, LISW | Deputy Director
Kristin Norfolk, MA in Rehabilitation Counseling, BS in Psychology | Director of Prevention Services

119 South Main Suite 2, Maquoketa, IA

Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) – Vinton

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Area Substance Abuse Council, Vinton delivers outpatient drug and alcohol treatment. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide group therapy sessions. Clients can also access specialty groups. Before admission, an assessment is needed.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency
- LegitScript Certified
- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Cassandra Collins, LISW | Deputy Director
Kristin Norfolk, MA in Rehabilitation Counseling, BS in Psychology | Director of Prevention Services

1003 W. 4th Street, Vinton, IA

Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque – Waterloo Office

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Waterloo Office provides different social services. After we examined the website, we found they offer counseling services, case management, affordable housing, and other services. Schedules and appointments are found online.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Hispanic Community
- Pregnant Women
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Spanish-Speaking
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Sliding Fee Scale

Medical Staff: Julianne Klesel, LISW | Counselor

2101 Kimball Avenue, Waterloo, IA

DANZIG Counseling & Intervention Services

Reviewed: October 12, 2023

DANZIG Counseling and Intervention Services offers professional intervention and counseling services. After DRS examined the website, we found that the counseling services are permanently closed, but they refer to other qualified clinicians. The substance use family intervention service is operational and helps families with loved ones addicted to drugs or alcohol.

Rehab Settings

- Interventionist
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Substance Abuse Counseling

Medical Staff: Steve Danzig, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CIP

Rock in Prevention (Des Moines)

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Rock in Prevention, Des Moines, is a drug and alcohol prevention provider. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they use the power of music to teach about mental health resources, social and emotional skills, substance abuse prevention, and other life skills to help prevent bullying and drug and alcohol abuse.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Holistic

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Medical Staff: Pat McManus, CIADC | President & CEO

7628 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA

Sieda Neighborhood Resource Center

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Sieda Neighborhood Resource Center is a substance use treatment provider. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer numerous behavioral health services. The counseling is provided via an outpatient center in addition to evaluation services.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education
- Holistic

Medical Staff: Sheila Rogers, SAC II, CCGC

725 West Second Street Ottumwa Iowa

SOS Interventions

Reviewed: October 12, 2023

SOS Interventions is a full-service intervention network. After DRS examined the website, we found that they consult with and implement recovery services at all phases of the addiction and recovery process. They have licensed addiction professionals, board-certified addiction counselors, and qualified clinical supervisors. They offer outpatient services, DUI assessments, and intervention, among other services.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Interventionist
- Outpatient
- Sober Coach
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Family Programs
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Medical Staff: D’wayne, LADAC II, CADC II, ICADC II

Center for Interpersonal Effectiveness

Reviewed: February 7, 2024

Center for Interpersonal Effectiveness offers substance use evaluations and therapy services. After DRS examined the website, we found they use standardized psychosocial assessment tools, and a detailed written report describing the results. The therapy includes individual and group therapy.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders

Medical Staff: Phyllis Eddy, MA, LMHC, NCC
Susan Price Saylor, LISW

2525 N. Ankeny Blvd. Ste. 113, Ankeny, IA

CDI, Inc. (Chemical Dependency Intervention Services)

Reviewed: October 12, 2023

Chemical Dependency Interventions and Customized Care provides professional intervention services. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they also offer case management services, sober transport, treatment evaluation and placement, and in-home assessments.

Rehab Settings

- Interventionist

Medical Staff: Jonathan Rauch, LMSW, CASAC-T, CIP

Family First Intervention

Reviewed: October 12, 2023

Family First Intervention is a professional substance use intervention provider. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer alcohol intervention, drug addiction intervention, mental health disorder and dual diagnosis intervention, and S.A.F.E Intervention and family recovery coaching.

Rehab Settings

- Interventionist
- National Addiction Services
- Sober Coach

Services Offered

- Evidence-Based Approach

Trust Factors

- Better Business Bureau Accredited
- LegitScript Certified
- Member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers

Medical Staff: Mike Loverde, MHS, CIP | Clinical Director & Founder
Lisa Loverde, CADC | CFO & Compliance Officer

Iowa Long-Term Drug Rehab

At DRS, our professional opinion is that when it comes to recovering from an addiction to alcohol and drugs, long-term treatment offers the best opportunities — here are a few reasons why:

  • Long-term programs have the methods and tools to treat all types of addiction.
  • With the length of treatment, the person can spend enough time working through all aspects of their addiction.
  • The underlying issues of addiction can also be addressed during the program.
  • Better aftercare can be provided once treatment is completed, ensuring the transition back into society is as smooth as it can be.

Getting Help With Substance Use: The Basics

Paying for Treatment in Iowa

In Iowa, there is a good mix of substance use treatment providers. There is accessible and affordable treatment covered by Medicaid or private health insurance providers. In addition, options exist for families with no health insurance. There are also rehabs that take Medicaid in Iowa.

Using Private Insurance to pay for Drug Rehab in Iowa

Like many other states, private health insurance is generally always accepted at most detox, outpatient, and inpatient programs in Iowa. However, contacting your health insurance provider and the treatment center for more details is strongly recommended.

According to the 2023 Iowa Health Insurance Marketplace Guide, the state uses a partnership health insurance marketplace with the federal government. Three insurers offer exchange plans in Iowa:

  • Oscar
  • Medica
  • Wellmark

Paying for Treatment when Uninsured

When families or individuals have no health insurance, there are options to help pay for substance use treatment. Consider some of the following:

  • It is common for many outpatients and some inpatient centers to accept state-financed health insurance plans other than Medicaid.
  • Many outpatient and residential centers offer sliding fee scales to low-income clients.
  • Some programs may provide free or minimal treatment for clients who cannot pay.

The best approach when someone has no health insurance is to contact more than one rehab provider. Place a name on a waitlist, and continue to call back weekly if required. In addition, consider 12-step support groups and outpatient programs tend to have more availability.

Ask a professional

  • What would someone expect to pay for drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Iowa?

    • A residential drug rehab center without health insurance costs roughly $60,000 in Iowa.
    • The average cost of outpatient drug rehab in Iowa is $1,700, yet this can go up or down depending on how long a person attends treatment.
    • Clinical drug and alcohol detox in Iowa costs between $250 and $800 daily. In comparison, medical detox can cost upwards of $1000 per day at a private facility.
    • Individuals and families can also access low-cost and free drug rehab options in Iowa.
  • What is the average length of time needed to treat a drug or alcohol addiction at a program in Iowa?

    • An average length of stay at an inpatient drug rehab in Iowa is 4 to 6 weeks.
    • The average stay at an outpatient drug rehab facility in Iowa is 12 to 18 weeks, but this varies.
    • The average length of stay at a drug or alcohol detox center in Iowa is three to seven days; medical detox may last 7 to 14 days or longer.
  • What are the most commonly abused drugs in Iowa?

    Based on treatment admissions, Iowa’s most commonly used drugs are primarily amphetamines and alcohol.

    If someone you know begins to exhibit the signs of alcoholism or amphetamine addiction, it is critical to seek help. Substance use worsens with time, and it becomes more challenging to help the person accept treatment.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from Addicted.org’s “Learn from our Experts” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at mike@addicted.org.

DRS’ Evaluation of Iowa

There are numerous substance use treatment options in Iowa. However, limited detoxification options exist, such as standard or medical detox. In addition, there is a limited number of long-term drug rehab options.

We recommend that families plan a well-rounded approach to compare multiple programs and find a facility incorporating detox as part of the treatment process.

On a positive note, the vast majority of drug and alcohol treatment centers accept Medicaid and private health insurance. Many affordable options exist in the state, yet families may encounter long wait times with some programs.

Those with private health insurance can find help in numerous programs in the state. This can allow them to access privately funded rehabs that provide top-level care and often don’t have waiting lists.

State and Local Resources in Iowa

Iowa Department of Public Health

  • The Iowa Department of Public Health provides extensive substance use treatment resources, which include state and federal resources and prevention resources.

Children & Families of Iowa

  • The CFI addresses substance abuse by involving family and community in finding solutions tailored to each individual. Numerous substance abuse services are available for adults and youth.

Your Life Iowa

  • Your Life Iowa is operated through the Iowa Department of Public Health. It offers resources for alcohol addiction, drug addiction, gambling addiction, suicide prevention, and mental health.

Recovery Iowa

  • Recovery Iowa provides community support for individuals in recovery, struggling with relapse, or who are searching for life coaches.

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Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility’s Medical Director.