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.
Every year, thousands of children receive lottery and scratch-off tickets as gifts. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators (APGSA) want to spread the word that lottery and other gambling products are not for children under the age of 18.
We've been listening to your feedback and have made some changes to help you find information faster, as well as added new Mental Health information and resources as Your Life Iowa offers statewide crisis assistance. Your Life Iowa is funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health and is your link to current behavioral health information and resources.
Did you know that 13 percent of Adult Iowans have experienced at least one problem related to their gambling?
Iowans who experience problems related to their gambling come from many backgrounds. They can be rich or poor, young or old, male or female. Problem gambling can affect people of every race, every religion, and every education and income level. It happens in small towns or big cities.