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Iowa Substance Abuse Hotlines

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Addiction hotlines can be accessed from anywhere and at any time of day, making them a convenient resource for individuals seeking help for drug or alcohol substance abuse in Iowa (IA).

What Are the Addiction Hotlines and Helplines for Iowa?

Below is a list of three free 24/7 helplines for this wanting help in Iowa for a substance abuse disorder.

Organization Name Telephone Number Text Number
Your Life Iowa (855) 581-8111 (855) 895-8398
Iowa Compass (800) 779-2001 None
Zinnia Healing (855) 430-9439 None

These telephone numbers listed are free of charge to call for residents from Iowa, the Hawkeye State, to call.

List of Free Iowa Addiction Helplines

Your Life Iowa

Your Life Iowa is a program that provides confidential support and resources to individuals and families in Iowa who may be struggling with depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, or other behavioral health concerns. Services offered include a 24/7 helpline, chat and text support, counseling and therapy referrals, and educational resources on mental health and substance abuse issues.

Iowa Compass

Iowa Compass is a non-profit organization that provides information and resources to individuals with disabilities and their families. While they do not specifically focus on substance use disorder, they may be able to provide guidance and support for individuals and families affected by this issue.

Zinnia Healing

Zinnia Healing offers a free 24/7 helpline so you can speak to a qualified support agent who understand the issues with drug and alcohol addiction.

Zinnia Healing is a service that offers drug and alcohol rehab centers nationwide. We can help you find the nearest substance abuse treatment program near to you in IA.

Zinnia Healing has helped thousands of people across the country recover from drug, alcohol, and mental health disorders.

How Bad is Substance Use Disorder in Iowa?

We shared the following 2020 alcohol-related death stats:

  • 524 deaths (up 288.1% from 2000)
  • 16.6 deaths per 100,000 people (up 260.9% from 2000)
  • 2020 state population: 3,163,561 (up 8.1% from 2000)

Nearly 23% of Iowa adults report binge drinking or heavy drinking, and 27% of Iowans reported binge drinking in the past month, ranking Iowa fifth in the nation. Alcohol-related deaths in Iowa jumped to 923 in 2021, and in 2020, alcohol-related deaths jumped 26% from the previous year, reaching a total of 836. Iowa has the second-highest rate of excessive drinking in the country, and alcohol sales have nearly doubled over the last decade.

Opioid-related deaths in Iowa reached a record high of 258 in 2021, up 64% compared with 2019, with the largest increase occurring among young Iowans. Methamphetamine deaths are also at an all-time high in the state.