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Dangers of Taking Someone Else's Prescription Drugs

Would you share your contact lenses or dentures with someone else? Of course not! They are custom-made for you, and you're one of a kind. The same holds true for your prescription drugs.

Can outpatient therapy work for me?

You’ve come out the other side of detoxification. Now it’s time to figure out how you’ll stay substance-free long-term.

How to get help, decoded - Withdrawal Management

It’s time. You know it’s time. You’re ready to embrace getting help for your substance use, but you have no idea where to start.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

The Iowa Departments of Public Health and Human Services are urging Iowans to prioritize their mental health. You can start by reaching out to Your Life Iowa.

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Did you know that 90.2% of Adult Iowans have gambled in their lifetime and that 45.8% have gambled in the past 30 days?  March is Problem Gambling Awareness month, and for approximately 13.6% of Adult Iowans, they have experienced a sign or symptom of problem gambling in the past year.  

What are the odds your teen is gambling?

Know the facts about youth gambling.

Managing your mental health

When it comes to mental health, many people believe they are either excelling or in crisis. The reality is, there are various states of mental wellness from easy-to-maintain to moderate to very complex. It is important to remember that mental health is fluid.

Gift Responsibly

Gift Responsibly This holiday season Your Life Iowa is encouraging Iowans like you to think carefully before gifting lottery and other gambling products. The tabs, tickets and “scratchies” are intended for fun, adult use. They are not gifts for those under age 21. In fact, research has shown that early exposure to any form of gambling can lead to problem gambling later in life.

September is National Recovery Month

Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. The annual theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community.

Strength for recovery in numbers

Meet the thousands of Iowans experiencing a sign or symptom of a mental health, substance use or gambling disorder. Your friends and family want to support you in the same way you want to support them. There are resources like Your Life Iowa where you can find expert help. You do not have to be alone.