About Us

Agency Overview


To provide accessible, comprehensive behavioral health services delivered with dignity, respect and professionalism to reduce the impact of substance use and gambling disorders.


We envision healthy individuals, families and communities free of substance misuse and abuse and problem gambling.


Adaptability to meet patient needs and to changing environments

Support patients, families, and communities with integrity and understanding

Accommodate individuals of all cultures and backgrounds

Compassion in the delivery of effective prevention, treatment and recovery services

About ASAC

Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) is a private nonprofit corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Formed in 1962, ASAC is one of the most comprehensive substance use disorder prevention and treatment agencies in the state of Iowa.  Our service area primarily serves Linn, Benton, Jones, Jackson and Clinton counties as well as patients from across Iowa.

What We Do

ASAC is licensed by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Behavioral Health, to address substance use and gambling disorders. Our services follow the continuum of care beginning with Prevention and Intervention moving through the various levels of Treatment.

ASAC’s Strategic Plan

View our Strategic Plan here!