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Understanding Alcohol Addiction Iowa City IA

When you have a chemical dependence to alcohol, treatment is essential to try and stop the decomposition of the quality of life. This addiction can bring on health concerns and can cause problems in your career and family life. People lose their jobs over alcohol addiction and have even lost their families because of their unwillingness to change.

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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Northwest Iowa Alcoholism and
(712) 439-1170
1126 Main Street
Hull, 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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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

Data Provided by:
New Directions
(563) 242-2042
2727 South 19th Street
Clinton, IA
Hotline
(563) 242-2042
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
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

Data Provided by:
University of IA Hospitals and Clinics
(319) 384-8765
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
VA Central Iowa Healthcare System
(515) 699-5999
3600 30th Street
Des Moines, IA
Hotline
(515) 699-5999
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Data Provided by:
Zion Recovery Services
(712) 542-3720
1800 North 16
Clarinda, IA
Hotline
(641) 337-5385
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

Data Provided by:
Alcohol and Drug Dependency Servs of
(319) 524-4397
928 Main Street
Keokuk, IA
Hotline
(319) 524-4397
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

Data Provided by:
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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Understanding Alcohol Addiction

When someone is addicted to alcohol, it consumes them. It is a disease. The person has developed a chemical dependency to the drug, and they rely on it to function normally. This goes further than just someone who goes out and overindulges every once and a while, though that can be just as dangerous, especially if the person is getting behind the wheel during these binges. Someone who has an alcohol addiction needs to consume the drug on a regular basis. To them, alcohol is as important as consuming food; to them, it is nourishment.

If you’re addicted to alcohol, you do not listen to the health risks involved and you disregard the negative consequences, like the social problems it can create. You’re often in denial that you have a problem, and claim you can stop at anytime. Though someone with a true alcohol addiction will keep drinking until they’ve either hit rock bottom or worse, they die.

Dealing with Alcohol Addiction

When you have a chemical dependence to alcohol, treatment is essential to try and stop the decomposition of the quality of life. This addiction can bring on health concerns and can cause problems in your career and family life. People lose their jobs over alcohol addiction and have even lost their families because of their unwillingness to change. Genetic studies are linking alcohol addiction to inherited traits, but it doesn’t have to be so. If alcoholism runs in your family, you can get help before it gets out of control. Don’t fall victim to this de...

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