The Hawkeye state, as it is commonly known is 25% powered by turbines. This makes it one of the country's leading states for renewable energy generation. Unfortunately, it is also affected by one of America's gravest ills. Alcohol and drug addiction. Even with the state boasting a 99% percent literacy rate which is the highest in the country, its residents abuse a wide variety of drugs. The state spends $1.8 billion in excessive alcohol costs. In the region, 11% of high school students drove after drinking according to a recent survey. The survey also showed that 70% of the residents in the area aged between 18 and 25 participate in binge drinking.
In 2015, there were 10.3 opioid overdose deaths for every 100,000 Iowa residents. In 2016, 183 people died from opioid-related overdoses in the region. In 2017, such deaths rose to 206 majorly due to a surge in heroin overdoses.
The overall overdose rates in Iowa may seem low as compared to the national averages or statistics from other states. However, the state's statistics show a worrying trend in uptake of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. The overdose deaths caused by fentanyl and other chemically-similar opioids rose threefold from 2011 to 2019.
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There are a range of websites providing easily accessible information about substance use disorders.
Has free resources and publications, including pamphlets for families where addiction is present, information on family therapy, and what is involved in substance use disorder treatment and a treatment finder tool.
Has provided helpful, easy-to-read drug facts. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism also contains information about alcohol and alcohol use disorder.
This crisis hotline can help with a lot of issues, not just suicide. For example, anyone who feels sad, hopeless, or suicidal; family and friends who are concerned about a loved one; victims of bullying; or anyone who is interested in mental health treatment referrals can call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Callers are connected with a professional who will talk with them about what they’re feeling or concerns for other family and friends.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) developed this website. Teens can get facts about drugs and drug effects, read advice from fellow teens, watch educational videos, download cool anti-drug stuff, and try their hand at brain games.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help other recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees, and AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution.
Narcotics Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship of recovering addicts. Membership is open to all drug addicts, regardless of the particular drug or combination of drugs used. Meetings are free.
Al-Anon is a free, nonprofit organization that supports and provides literature to family members and friends of alcoholics.
Nar-Anon is a 12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend.
At Families Against Narcotics, we believe that compassion > stigma, and we assist individuals and families affected by substance use disorder with the respect, empathy, and compassion they deserve.