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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 we want you to take heart in this fact – recovery can and does happen.

See the stories below for encouragement that recovery is possible.

 Recovery Stories

Submit your own story to inspire and help others.


Thousands of Iowans, as well as millions of people across the country, are in recovery. Many started at a recovery-oriented behavioral healthcare provider or other local recovery support program.

Your Life Iowa can direct you to recovery-oriented behavioral healthcare providers, community support and other recovery resources that understand the value of recovery and the impact it has on friends, families and communities.

Recovery is possible. Your Life Iowa can help.

If you or a loved one is facing a problem with alcohol, you are not alone.

See if you’re at risk, learn the warning signs and find out how you or a loved one can get help.


 Recovery News & Events

Look here for information about recovery-relevant news and events. Find interesting ways to stay up to date about local and national goings-on.


 Gambling Support

Search for local gambling-related support groups, as listed with Gamblers Anonymous.


 Looking for Peer Support?

National, local and online mutual support groups for substance use-related and alcohol use-related concerns.


Want to find help on your own?

Your Life Iowa is always here to help you find resources near you. However, we understand that sometimes you’d like to look for help on your own. Our map will let you do just that.

Find a local provider

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Recovery Month

Every September, SAMHSA sponsors a national Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and celebrate the people who recover. 


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