Substance Abuse Resources

State Resources

Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy

Iowa Board of Certification

Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation

Iowa Youth Survey

Partnership for a Drug Free Iowa


Your Life Iowa

Everyone needs help sometimes. That’s why the Iowa Department of Public Health has created YourLifeIowa.org. So you can get help for alcohol, drug and gambling problems, suicidal thoughts, and more from experts dedicated to the health of Iowans. Chat live, get reliable information and treatment options, and find help near you. Because you can lean on us.


Federal Resources

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 

National Registry of Evidence-based Practices

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)  


Brochures and Fact Sheets

Behavioral Health Barometer - Iowa, 2015

Drug Facts: Opioids   

Drug Facts: Synthetic Cannabinoids  

Info Sheet - Prescription Drugs Are Still Drugs

Iowa Substance Abuse Brief Sheet, July 2017

Opioid Overdose Recognition and Response - English 

Reconocer y responder a una sobredosis de opioides - Spanish

Suicide: Iowa 2017 Facts and Figures

Tips for Parents - Talking to your children about 13 Reasons Why and Suicide 


Prevention Resources

Alliance of Coalitions for Change (AC4C) 

Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies 

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) 

IDPH Division of Tobacco Use Prevention & Control

Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development 

Iowa Mentoring Partnership

National Mentoring Partnership 

State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council (SIYAC)


Treatment Resources

Addiction Transfer Technology Center (ATTC)

Buprenorphine Treatment Practitioner Locator

National Recovery Month website 

Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx)

Outcomes Monitoring System (OMS) - September 2016  

Outcomes Monitoring System (OMS) - November 2016 


Other Resources

Children's Justice Initiative 

Drug Testing Benchcard   

EFR UNITE Summary  

Legal Action Center - Sample Forms

CLICK HERE to visit the Legal Action Center/Sample Forms - Substance Use Confidentiality page for sample forms and materials for substance use disorder treatment programs.

These forms found on this page comply with HIPAA and the recent amendments to 42 C.F.R. Part 2. Please continue to check this page for new, updated sample forms and materials, and subscribe to receive information about new resources, including the forthcoming edition of LAC’s seminal book, Confidentiality and Communication.

Important reminder: State laws and court rules may affect the content of court or administrative orders, as well as the proper procedure for seeking and issuing such an order. Always consult with local counsel on matters of state law.