Iowa Short-Term Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Detox & Rehab Centers

Created On Monday, 28, July 2014
Modified On Friday, 08, October 2021


Drug and alcohol problems can cause a person to face some serious problems, such as financial, criminal, and of course family. If the problem at hand; drug and alcohol addiction is not addressed; all of these other problems will compound and get worse. In the state of Iowa, there are over ten different kinds of short term residential drug and alcohol treatment centers available. These centers will typically offer their services for no longer than thirty days, but it can be just the right amount of time to help save a life.

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Short Term Substance Abuse Rehab in Iowa

Short-term drug rehab centers in Iowa can provide many of the same therapy and counseling techniques as long-term centers, but the length of time going through the program is much shorter. When you start to search for short-term rehab centers in Iowa, you should be considering what types of therapy will be offered. Most rehab centers will provide group or individual therapy and counseling. This will then branch off into different types of traditional and non-traditional therapy approaches. For example, this could be holistic or more natural therapies, cognitive-behavioral therapy, or a form of family therapy. The type of therapy you receive is important because it should be something that you can feel comfortable working through. With any short-term drug rehab center, the first step will be the detox, and after detox is complete is when you are working through the therapy and counseling. It would also be a good idea to find out what kind of aftercare and or sober living arrangement could be made after a short-term drug rehab program. Because the length of time during treatment is not necessarily long, it is not uncommon for many addicts to attend more treatment options after completing a short-term program.

Statistically, more people complete short-term drug rehab programs than those who complete long-term programs. This is because there is less of a time commitment with a short-term drug treatment center. This can be beneficial for a mild type of addiction, such as an addict who is still holding down a job, and maintaining his or her family life. Substance abuse can become a serious problem, and if you are unable to get the right help, your addiction can quickly spiral out of control. Short-term drug rehab centers in Iowa are effective treatment solutions for all types of addiction. When you attend a short-term rehab program, you will want access to skilled professionals and should find out if they are accreditation and the proper clinical staff at the center. Substance abuse and addiction do impact many different parts of the state and some counties worse than others. Webster County has a population of slightly over 37,000 people, and between 2012 and 2016, the county saw 30 drug-related deaths. Annually, these are 15.7 deaths per 100,000 persons, which was higher than the state average at that time, per a NIDA report.


There are many different options for drug and alcohol rehabilitation, but a 28-day treatment program is probably one of the more recognized options available throughout the United States. An addict who has been struggling with addiction and has never been to a treatment center should certainly look at a 28-day program. These types of programs will include the addict living at the facility for a period of no longer than 28 days. During this time they are going through the treatment center's regime of therapy and support to handle their addiction to the fullest extent.

Iowa Short-Term Drug Treatment and Detox Programs

One of the many problem's former addicts face is when they return to their previous environments after they have completed rehabilitation. Aftercare treatment and family support are required to help them transition into new environments. 

Short-Term Drug Rehab Programs offering treatment for Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorder

One of the major issues facing many addicts is their struggle with co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders, as in many situations; there are drugs and prescription drugs in the mix. To help these patients it may take a medical detox program prior to their entry into a short-term drug rehabilitation center. The short-term programs will offer treatment for these problems and can help each patient work through treatment in an effective manner.

Here is a list of the different short-term inpatient programs in Iowa. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.



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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.