Alcohol's Negative Effect on Women's Lives Cedar Rapids IA

Alcohol abuse, dependence, and addiction are health matters about which little is said and much of what is believed is wrong. Because of this, it is easy to start down treatment paths that result in more frustration than relief. It is, however, possible to work one’s way out of the alcohol induced fog, to assist another in doing so, and to redirect life to new and productive goals.

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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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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New Directions Recovery
(641) 672-3159
1229 Avenue East
Oskaloosa, IA
Hotline
(641) 672-3100
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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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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First Step Mercy Recovery Center
(515) 271-6075
1818 48th Street
Des Moines, IA
Hotline
(515) 271-6111
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
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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Saint Lukes Hospital
(319) 363-4429
1030 5th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Madison County Memorial Hospital
(515) 462-3105
1223 E Buchanan
Winterset, IA
Hotline
(515) 462-2373
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Mid Eastern Council on Chemical Abuse
(319) 351-4357
430 Southgate Avenue
Iowa City, IA
Hotline
(319) 351-4357
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, 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
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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West Des Moines Facility
(515) 280-3860
1211 Vine Street
West Des Moines, IA
Hotline
(515) 280-3860
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Gays and Lesbians, Women
Language Services
Spanish

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Alcohol's Negative Effect on Women's Lives

Most of us have experienced alcohol’s negative interference into our lives or the lives of those around us whether as drinkers or not, or as wives, mothers, sisters or friends, employers or employees. Perhaps we have felt our own use slipping out of control, or been affected by others, or tried to figure out what we might do to help those we love. Regardless of our involvement, most of us have felt confused and uncertain about how to help ourselves or anyone else. Alcohol abuse, dependence, and addiction are health matters about which little is said and much of what is believed is wrong. Because of this, it is easy to start down treatment paths that result in more frustration than relief. It is, however, possible to work one’s way out of the alcohol induced fog, to assist another in doing so, and to redirect life to new and productive goals. As with any complicated and difficult task, in order to succeed, it may be necessary to seek out qualified help. As in most areas of personal growth, (and yes, I consider working your way out of alcohol abuse to be the ultimate in personal growth), it’s easier to accomplish with the encouragement, expertise, and the motivation that a good guide will provide. Think of it in the same way you would when hiring a personal trainer, a coach, a doctor, weight loss specialist, or psychologist. Remember too, as in all areas of personal change, nothing works for everyone. Indeed, most alcohol treatment programs work for less than 10% o...

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