Alcohol's Negative Effect on Women's Lives Indianola 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.

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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Jackson Recovery Centers Inc
(712) 546-7868
19 Lincoln Street SE
Le Mars, IA
Hotline
(712) 234-2300
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Mercy Turning Point Treatment Center
(563) 589-8000x8290
250 Mercy Drive
Dubuque, IA
Hotline
(563) 589-8280
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Community and Family Resources
(712) 335-4585
23 3rd Avenue NE
Pocahontas, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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Pathways Behavioral Services Inc
(319) 334-6163
209 2nd Avenue NE
Independence, 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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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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Community and Family Resources
(515) 955-7614
1506 31st Avenue North
Fort Dodge, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Northwest Iowa Alcoholism and
(712) 262-2952
1900 Grand Avenue North
Spencer, IA
Hotline
(712) 262-2952
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
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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Broadlawns Medical Center
(515) 282-6610
1801 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Jackson Recovery Centers Inc
(712) 234-2300
800 5th Street
Sioux City, IA
Hotline
(712) 234-2300
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Criminal justice clients
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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