Iowa has experienced a 38% increase in methamphetamine treatment admissions over the past four years. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, "Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant. When people stop taking it, withdrawal symptoms can include anxiety, fatigue, severe depression, psychosis, and intense drug cravings.
Each year, approximately 30,000 Iowans experience a brain injury that results in a visit to an emergency department, admission to a hospital or death. Traumatic brain injuries, sometimes called concussions, are commonly caused by a fall, motor vehicle crash, assault or a sports injury, and can sometimes go undiagnosed.
Seventy-five percent of Iowans that smoke say they want to try to quit within the next year. If that describes you, Quitline Iowa is here to help.
Every day, 91 Americans die from opioid overdose. In Iowa, opioids are impacting women age 45-64 at an ever increasing rate. Why? In part, because they don't even know it. Women in this age group are more likely to have physical conditions for which opioids are prescribed, yet they don’t know about the severe risks of opioid misuse.
The 41st Annual Governor's Conference on Substance Abuse is April 18-19th, 2018 at the Veteran's Memorial-Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines.