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Seeing someone you care about struggle with alcohol, drugs, gambling, suicidal thoughts or mental health can be tough. Many of us want to help a friend or loved one, but don't know where to start.  That’s why Your Life Iowa is here for you. 24/7. 

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About 1 in 8 children (8.7 million) aged 17 or younger lived in households with at least one parent who had a past year substance use disorder (SUD), according to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SUDs are characterized by recurrent use of alcohol or other drugs (or both) that results in significant impairment.

When a loved one or friend is experiencing a problem with alcohol use, it can also take a toll on your emotional, mental and physical health. For additional information and tools that can help, check out the following links to advocacy groups, education, local family groups and more.

Whether you want more information about alcohol use, would like to connect to a treatment professional or just want to talk to someone, we’re here for you. Call us, text us or chat with us online.