Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines' alcohol and substance abuse treatment services are committed to providing compassionate, confidential care to individuals and families facing substance abuse issues.
Substance abuse comes in various forms including alcoholism, prescription addiction and the habitual use of cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, hallucinogens and other illegal mood altering drugs.
Substance abusing persons are preoccupied with chemical use and can tolerate greater quantities than other people. They are often unable to stop drinking or using once they start, and they protect their supply - sometimes defiantly, sometimes secretly. Substance abusing persons exhibit behavior that is harmful to themselves and others.
Substance abuse sometimes accompanies other kinds of self-defeating behaviors such as:
- Pathological gambling
- Conduct problems
- Relationship problems
- Chronic marital and/or family discord
- Suicidal thoughts or threat
- Low self-esteem
Substance abuse also contributes to many physical health concerns. These are problems that often lead patients and their families to our alcohol and substance abuse treatment services.
The good news is alcoholism and substance abuse are treatable illnesses. Treatment and recovery can begin with UnityPoint Health - Des Moines' alcohol and substance abuse treatment services. We offer services for both adolescents (Outpatient Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment) and adults (Powell Chemical Dependency Center) because we realize each has specific needs and different issues to address in treatment and recovery. Our alcohol and substance abuse treatment services are located at Iowa Lutheran Hospital.