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Preventing substance misuse and problem gambling

The lives of Iowans are positively impacted when communities support prevention services. By working with HHS-funded agencies and coalitions to explore opportunities for prevention services, the onset of substance misuse and/or problem gambling behaviors can be greatly reduced.

With Your Life Iowa as an extension of your team, your patients are always in good hands. But before patients can reach out to Your Life Iowa, first they need to know about our program. That’s where you can help. The Your Life Iowa healthcare provider toolkit can help you have a conversation about problem alcohol use, substance use, gambling, mental health concerns, or thoughts of suicide and connect them with Your Life Iowa resources.

Download the YLI Healthcare Provider Toolkit


  Media Center

View and download Iowa HHS media campaign materials that seek to build awareness of substance misuse and/or problem gambling behaviors. 

Media Center

  Best Practices

Experts in prevention work toward becoming Certified Prevention Specialists to enhance their professional knowledge.

Best Practices

 Request Materials

Download digital materials or request print items for talking to patients about Your Life Iowa and concerns about alcohol, substance use and more.  



View recorded webinars on substance misuse, suicide and problem gambling. 


Find local prevention resources

Prevention specialists, serving all 99 counties in Iowa, work collaboratively to provide the most current information specific to alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs and problem gambling.

Find Local Provider

Interested in training?

Training opportunities are provided year-round to assist professionals and the public in increasing prevention activities in their communities.


Contact a prevention professional

Fill out a simple contact form and a professional will reach out to you.

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