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A 12 Step Program Can Help Indianola IA

A 12 step program is intended, first, to recognize the problem, and then take a series of actions that will help you change your behavior. You want to make the change so that it becomes a deep part of you. Each step suggests the next, and will help you on your road to substance addiction recovery.

Orchard Place Child Guidence Center
(515) 697-5700
620 8th Street
Des Moines, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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House of Mercy
(515) 643-6500
1409 Clark Street
Des Moines, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Southern Iowa Economic Development
(641) 682-8741
226 West Main Street
Ottumwa, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Youth and Shelter Services
(515) 233-3141
420 Kellogg Avenue
Ames, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Mercy Behavioral Care
(712) 279-2438
801 5th Street
Sioux City, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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United Community Services
(515) 280-3860
401 SW 8th Street
Des Moines, IA
Hotline
(515) 280-3860
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Gays and Lesbians, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Criminal justice clients

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New Life Outpatient Center Inc
(563) 355-0055
Paul Revere Square Suite 200 North
Davenport, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Ottumwa Regional Health Center
(641) 684-3170
312 East Alta Vista Avenue
Ottumwa, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders

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Cedar Valley Recovery Services
(319) 363-2678
120 3rd Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Hotline
(319) 240-8911
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services
(319) 753-6567
1340 Mount Pleasant Street
Burlington, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Russian, Spanish

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A 12 Step Program Can Help

Are you facing an addiction? I know it’s often hard to try to get the help you need to overcome your problems, but consider a good 12 step program. Yes, there’s been a lot of information out there about 12 step programs, but we often dismiss how powerful they can be.

A 12 step program is intended, first, to recognize the problem, and then take a series of actions that will help you change your behavior. You want to make the change so that it becomes a deep part of you. Each step suggests the next, and will help you on your road to substance addiction recovery.

First it is necessary to admit that you cannot control your alcoholism addiction . Sometimes this is called “giving up” or “letting go”, so you can turn you addiction over to a Higher Power for strength. Once you turn the problem over to the Higher Power, you’re free to take a moral inventory and admit to yourself what’s going on and how it needs to be changed. Often you’ll want the help of a sponsor. But that’s not all.

In a 12 Step Program, You Need to Make Amends

After you’ve let go and accepted your issues, you’ll need to do your best to address the wrongs you’ve committed in the grips of your addiction – making amends if you can. Afterwards, you’ll be more committed to live with your new code of behavior and abstaining from the substance that has had you in its grip. As you do this, you’ll find the strength for the final step. You will be able to help others, perhaps being a sponsor yourself so that you can h...

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