Addiction and Self Recovery Indianola IA

I’m not speaking of any particular addiction, as we all have one or two in our lives. However, for sake of discussion, the primary addictions that people fall to when they find that their lives are faltering are alcohol and drugs. Of course, these usually come into play once their addictions to depression and negative situations overtake their lives and they feel as though they have no where left to turn.

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 Alcohol and Drug Services
(563) 326-4116
1519 East Locust Street
Davenport, 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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Community and Family Resources
(515) 602-6292
120 Central Avenue East
Clarion, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Covenant Medical Center Horizons
(319) 272-2650
2101 Kimball Avenue
Waterloo, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Everest Institute
(515) 270-1344
2327 70th Street
Urbandale, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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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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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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New Directions A Services Area
(563) 242-6805
2219 Garfield Street
Clinton, IA
Hotline
(563) 243-2124
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)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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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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Mercy Medical Center
(319) 398-6226
5975 Rockwell Drive NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

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Addiction and Self Recovery

Lots of clients come to me who, while they wanted to come up in life, was actually stuck in a self-destructive addiction. Of course, I cannot directly deal with them about their addictions, as they had to open up to me that it was part of the issue that was keeping them in the same rut in which they found themselves day-after-day. As we worked together to make plans and open doors, the addiction was left open for them to examine and realize that they needed to overcome the situation, and cut loose that anchor to move forward to a fulfilling life.
 
I’m not speaking of any particular addiction, as we all have one or two in our lives. However, for sake of discussion, the primary addictions that people fall to when they find that their lives are faltering are alcohol and drugs. Of course, these usually come into play once their addictions to depression and negative situations overtake their lives and they feel as though they have no where left to turn. But, as we peel away the negative situations and tend to the depression through medical assistance, they are better able to accept that now they must eliminate the substance addiction.

— Abstinence or Control —

Many commercials on television promote “responsible drinking”. What exactly is “responsible drinking”? It is a relative view that places you to judge how much is enough. Yet, after your first drink, your judgment is impaired. As I’ve heard from many people, “one is t...

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