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Recovery and the Holidays

When you’re in recovery, holidays can pose an extra challenge to your sobriety. But anticipating these potential challenges and reviewing the tools at your disposal can help you better maintain sobriety during the holiday season. Your Life Iowa is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. even on holidays.

Free tools and guidance for better health

Your Life Iowa supports healthy living. That’s why we’re providing free tools and guidance for better health.

Health Literacy – Your Guide to Better Health

Health literacy - the ability to find, understand and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions – is vital for wellness. Having access to a one-stop resource for information, care and support is important to healthy living. It's important to YLI too.  We'll walk beside you, providing tools, guidance and hope for better health. 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month – You’re Not Alone

Substance use and mental health concerns impact many areas of daily life, including individuals’ risk of experiencing domestic violence in an intimate partner relationship. If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence or have concerns about substance use or mental health, Your Life Iowa is here to support you.

The Dangers of Fentanyl

Think of a package of sugar. The kind you’d put in your morning coffee at your favorite Iowa coffee shop. That package contains 4,000 milligrams of sugar. It takes just two milligrams of Fentanyl to kill you or your loved ones.

Suicide Prevention Campaign

After the last two years of pandemic living, many people are realizing that stress, isolation, and uncertainty have taken a toll on their well-being. To help raise awareness, the state is launching a suicide prevention messaging campaign targeting Iowa youth as well as adults who are influential in their lives.

Suicide Prevention Webinar Series

In response to growing concerns about mental health and Suicide, the Iowa Department of Public Health and Your Life Iowa are offering four free webinars focused on suicide prevention education.

For the truly rotten days

“I’m so stressed out. I think it’s all going to fall apart.” That was the first thing Jane said when the counselor answered Your Life Iowa’s hotline.

Don’t Get Faked Out: 3 Things to Know about Fake Prescription Drugs

For the safety of you and your loved ones, it’s important to be aware of the difference between a real and fake prescription drug, and how to find a trusted provider.

Recovery is possible

When you’re struggling with an alcohol, drug, gambling or mental health problem, it can feel like getting your life back is impossible. But recovery can and does happen.