Everyone needs help sometimes.

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

We are your everyday life support.

Drugs - We are here to help!

Drug use 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.

Vaping & E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes (e-cigs), vapes, vape or hookah pens, e-pipes, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), electronic smoking devices and other vaping products are battery-powered devices that allow users to inhale, or vape, aerosolized liquid (e-juice).

Find Prevention Resources

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

Test What You Know

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

Review some common myths and facts about drug use.

Warning Signs

If you or someone you know shows any of these warning signs, you or they may have developed a problem with using drugs. Problems with drug use can progress into addiction. Common warning signs of an addiction are listed here.

About Drugs

What effects do drugs have on the brain?

Find out information about different types of drugs. 

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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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