A Brief Overview of Alcoholism Indianola IA

Nobody knows what causes alcoholism. People with parents who have alcoholism have a greater chance of getting the disease. Alcoholism may be related to the things we learn when we are growing up. Alcoholism is not caused by a lack of will power or moral values.

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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Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of
(641) 648-4651
220 Oak Street
Iowa Falls, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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New Opportunities Inc
(515) 386-4795
1000 West Lincolnway
Jefferson, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Area Substance Abuse Council
(319) 390-4611
3601 16th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, 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, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, German, Spanish

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Ellsworth Municipal Hospital
(641) 648-6491
520 Talbott Street
Iowa Falls, IA
Hotline
(641) 648-6491
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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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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Center for Behavioral Health Iowa Inc
(515) 244-9500
1200 University Street
Des Moines, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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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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Northwest Iowa Alcoholism and
(712) 262-2952
1201 South 2nd Avenue
Sheldon, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Great River Medical Center
(319) 768-3725
1221 South Gear Avenue
West Burlington, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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A Brief Overview of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a most powerful disease which spoils the part of the brain that controls your feelings, the way you make decisions, and the way you act with others. Individuals with alcoholism are not able to control how much they drink.

Causes of Alcoholism

Nobody knows what causes alcoholism. People with parents who have alcoholism have a greater chance of getting the disease. Alcoholism may be related to the things we learn when we are growing up. Alcoholism is not caused by a lack of will power or moral values.

How can I tell if I have alcoholism?

It is not easy to tell if you have alcoholism. You might drink socially at first, but over time the drinking can get out of control. Your family, friends, or doctor might notice it before you do. You might drink to help yourself go to sleep or deal with stress and anxiety. Over time, you need to drink more to feel the same way.
As the drinking gets worse, you may have some of the following:
 
∗ Stomach ulcers
∗ Liver disease
∗ Mood problems, such as depression and irritability
∗ Trouble sleeping
∗ Problems with family and friends
∗ Problems at work.

You might have alcoholism if you have tried to quit drinking but were not able to stop. Alcoholism can make you do things you wouldn’t do if you were sober. Some of these things can hurt other people, even the people you love.

Where can I get help for alcoholism?

Your doctor can help you find the right treatment program. You also...

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