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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.

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.

It starts with us.

You went into the law enforcement or medical field because you wanted to help others. Right now, there are people who need your help more than ever – those struggling with substance use.

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.