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Iowa Treatment Centers

Iowa AA Meetings

Iowa AA– a comprehensive list of AA meetings in the state of Iowa.

Southwest Iowa AA – For help overcoming alcoholism in Iowa.

Quad Cities AA – For complete listings of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the Quad City area.

Iowa City AA – Local Iowa City Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and groups.

Des Moines AA – Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Des Moines and surrounding area.

Cedar Rapids Area AA – AA meetings for those suffering from alcohol addiction in Cedar Rapids.

Al-Anon Family Groups

Iowa Al-Anon / Alateen – a statewide list of Iowa Al-Anon and Alateen groups that provide supportive care and resources for the victims of alcoholism and alcohol addiction.

Mental Health Services

Iowa Mental Health First Aid – for local help in overcoming depression, anxiety and mental illness.

Northwest Iowa Behavioral Health – behavioral health services in the Northwest area.

Community Mental Health Center for Mid-Eastern Iowa – Mideast Iowa mental health services.

Mental Health Center of North Iowa – For referrals, treatment tools and help in North Iowa.

Anonymous Groups

Iowa Region of NA – comprehensive listings of Narcotics Anonymous meetings taking place in Iowa.

Cocaine Anonymous of Iowa – Cocaine Anonymous meetings in Iowa to help with cocaine addiction recovery.

Marijuana Anonymous Iowa – Support and guidance for those suffering from marijuana addiction.

Sex Addicts Anonymous Iowa – 12 step therapy and support group for those suffering from sex addiction.

MECCA Problem Gambling – Iowa resources for problem gamblers.

Iowa Helplines

AIDS Hotline – call (800) 445-2437

Suicide Prevention Lifeline – call 800-273-TALK

Iowa Domestic Violence Hotline – call 800-942-0333

Teen Live Hotline – call 800-443-8336

Treatment & Detox Guide

‘Minimum price’ demand on alcohol

The availability of cheap alcohol has led to calls for minimum prices in Wales to change the drinking culture. Brian Gibbons, Wales’ social affairs minister, says he wants to see alcohol strength taken into account in pricing. Scottish ministers are preparing laws on minimum pricing, and Dr Gibbons has discussed the issue with them, although….

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Are Alcohol Abuse Treatment Centers the Only Option for Recovery?

recovery from alcohol abuse is possible

While traditional alcohol abuse treatment centers operate off of standardized treatment methods, not everyone can benefit from a standardized treatment approach. As different people have different treatment needs, alternative alcohol abuse treatment centers try to approach alcohol recovery from a less restrictive perspective. Alternative alcohol abuse treatment centers offer services more geared towards specific aspects….

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Effects of binge drinking linger

Heavy drinking adversely affects a person’s performance and perception hours after alcohol has left the body, researchers in Rhode Island said. Researchers at Brown University recruited 95 healthy adults ages 21 to 35 who had reported having a hangover at least one time within the month before the research began. The participants were randomly assigned….

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Drinking Can Be Triggered By The Right Place And The Right Time

Strong cravings for alcohol can be sparked by the mere sight, smell and taste of a person’s favorite drink. Responses to such cues that are associated with the positive effects of drinking are a lead cause of relapse in abstinent alcoholics. Using a behavioral animal model, researchers of a new study, scheduled for publication in….

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Anchorage center to commit alcoholics for detox

A new specialized treatment unit will open later this month in Anchorage to accept alcoholics involuntarily committed to a detoxification program. The unit is an attempt to intervene with street alcoholics who cannot make good choices for themselves, Robert Heffle, director of the Salvation Army’s Clitheroe Center, told The Anchorage Daily News in a story….

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