Serving Central Iowa with offices in
West Des Moines, Ankeny, and Knoxville


Substance Use

Substance misuse or “abuse” can take on many forms – addiction to alcohol, codeine, heroin, opium, tobacco, and more.  If you, or someone you know, need support to break away from substance use, consider turning to the qualified and professional staff at Central Iowa Psychological Services.  Recovery from addiction is possible to achieve and maintain with the right tools. We understand that each person’s journey toward recovery is unique, which is why we take into account each individual’s needs and life circumstances with our personalized treatment services.

Addiction can have tremendous effects on family members, friends, and loved ones. As we begin down the path of recovery, our integrative program is prepared to assist in the recovery of both the individual and their family, friends, and loved ones. We believe that working together will set the individual and their closest circle up for long-term success.


The Benefit of Collaborative Help

Substance Use Disorder Services include a shared therapeutic experience that involves the presence of a trained professional and others who are working through similar issues. This collaborative form of healing can focus on concerns shared by group members. If appropriate, additional individual and/or family sessions can be scheduled at the client’s and facilitator’s discretion.

Substance Use Disorder Services*

All addiction services are provided by licensed and certified professionals. Our partner, Central Iowa Psychological Services is licensed by the Iowa Department of Public Health and accredited by CARF to treat both adolescents and adults. We offer the following services:

  • Addiction Assessments & Evaluations
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Adults & Adolescents
  • Extended Outpatient Treatment for Adults & Adolescents
  • Telehealth
  • OWI Evaluations
  • DOT Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Evaluations
  • Individual Counseling Services
  • Group Counseling Services
  • Education Services

Outpatient Programs

We offer two levels of support: Extended Outpatient Program (Level 1 -EOP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (Level 2.1 -IOP). Each program is a combination of certified counselor-led processing groups and one on one sessions that explore early recovery skills, relapse prevention, and family education.  Our evidence based programs are designed to provide support in resolving underlying issues and identify behavioral patterns that can lead to relapse.  Our programs not only help our clients find recovery, but improve their overall quality of life and happiness.

Several techniques and tools will be used, including:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy
  • Interpersonal Process
  • Experiential Methods
  • Motivational Interviewing

We will explore underlying emotional and situational catalysts that can lead to addictive behaviors and problematic thinking.  As relationships are built during the program, we will focus on healing personal pain and improving communication skills in a safe and supportive environment.  At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to recognize changes in themselves that will move their lives further away from the struggle of addiction.  Our goal is to empower each participant with the tools and resources they need to maintain the changes in their life and continued growth after leaving treatment.

Family Involvement

Family therapy may also be included as part of the overall treatment plan. Our program may include the use of the MEE Journal System from the Change Company. Along with this journal system, other written materials or interactive writing projects are tailored to meet the needs of each individual.

Educational Services

Are you in need of an OWI class? The 12-Hour Impaired Drivers Education Course is offered by the trained substance abuse professionals at Central Iowa Psychological Services.