Everyone needs help sometimes.

If you or a loved one are facing a problem with alcohol, you’re not alone. That's why the Iowa Department of Public Health has created so Iowans can chat live, get reliable information and treatment options, and find nearby help.

We are your everyday life support.

Alcohol - We are here to help!

Problem drinking affects persons from all different backgrounds, regardless of religion, race, education or income. Please reach out if you are concerned for yourself or someone you know. We are here to help!

Support and assistance is available through Live Chat, by calling (855) 581-8111or by texting (855) 895-8398.

What to Expect When You Call

Drinking problems are hard to talk about. People around you may not understand. But there is someone who does - the person at the other end of a call to Your Life Iowa. We won't judge you. We listen. And we get you right to the help you need, wherever you are.

Find Prevention Resources

Substance abuse prevention services are available in all 99 Iowa counties.  Access problem drinking and substance use prevention resources here.

Warning Signs

Warning signs for problem alcohol use and alcohol addiction are different. Identifying how the use of alcohol interferes with and affects your life or your family member's life can be difficult, but can be the first step in understanding how to take the next step towards improving quality of life. Identifying if you or your loved one is affected by problem alcohol use or alcohol addiction will help to identify what the next step is in improving your or their life. 

Learn more about problem drinking warning signs.

Binge Drinking in Iowa

Find out more about binge drinking in Iowa and other Frequently Asked Questions. 

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Test What You Know

How much of what you know about problem alcohol use is actually true?

Review some common myths and facts about alcohol use.

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Do you or does someone you know have problems with alcohol, drugs, or problem gambling?  Find help close by.

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