Coronavirus Information

ASAC continues to work to meet patients with treatment needs during the time that we are all dealing with the Coronavirus/COVID-19.  We are working to keep patients and staff as safe as possible from spreading the disease while still providing treatment services.  Toward that end, we are providing treatment in ways that are not typical for us.

Residential and Outpatient Treatment continue to be provided.  Changes include:

  • Outpatient patients are being screened for symptoms during reminder calls, when appointments are set and when they arrive at our office for appointments. 
  • Symptoms include:
  •  A fever of 100.4
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • A dry cough
  • Anyone who is identified as having symptoms will be offered alternatives for services so they are not having contact with people in offices or groups.
  • We will be providing telehealth counseling services – via phone or Zoom (similar to Skype or Face Time) – instead of coming into the office for those who have symptoms.  Staff availability might be another reason we would provide telehealth counseling services.  If a patient is not able to receive telehealth and they are exhibiting symptoms, we would ask that they refrain from coming to ASAC for 14 days, while ill.
  • Please call if you need help or services. Phone numbers are on the website for the location closest to you.  

Medication Assisted Treatment clinics at ASAC Cedar Rapids and Clinton locations remain operational.  The clinics are also screening for Coronavirus symptoms. Patients with the symptoms listed above will be asked to wait in their car and the nurse will deliver medications to them there.  

Residential treatment also is continuing.  ALL non-medical visitors are not allowed on the sites at this time, however we are arranging for video conferences for family members.  Residential treatment intake is also screening patients and if they have any symptoms they must delay intake to our program until they are symptom free for 14 days.

All patient activities are being limited in accordance with government official recommendations and will change as needed.

All group activities are being limited in size of group in compliance with state recommendations at this time and may change as additional guidance is received.  

There are a number of support programs that compliment treatment.  Although many have placed community meetings on hold, there are online options.  We have provided a list of online options that will be added to as more information comes available. 

AA Online Meetings

Linn County

Meeting Name:Day and Time:Platform:URL:
Virtually AAEveryday 5:30-6:30pHangouts
315-784-6033 PIN: ‪185 257 956#‬‬‬
There is a SolutionThursdays 8pmZoom
Meeting ID: 565 270 321
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,565270321# US (New York)
+13126266799,,565270321# US (Chicago)
CrossroadsSundays 7pmZoomZoom
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,744216982# US (Chicago)
+19292056099,,744216982# US (New York)
S.O.S Young PeoplesFridays 8:30pmZoomMeeting link –
Dial-in number link- (Meeting I.D.-101833728)
Primary PurposeSundays 7pmZoomMeeting link –
Dial-in number link- (Meeting I.D.-2747423094)
Fox HallWednesdays 7pmZoomMeeting link –
Find your local number:
Meeting I.D. (377055459)

Iowa City/District 13 Meeting Updates –

Linn/Benton/Jones (District 8) Meeting Updates – (Please Call)

Quad Cities/Clinton Meeting Updates –

Quad Cities/Clinton Online Meetings –

Iowa (Area 24) Meeting List Update –

12-Step Online Meetings

NA –

General 12-Step –

Peer Support (Gambling, substances, mental health, etc.) –

NA –

AA –

AA –

CA –

MA –

AA –

NA –

Nicotine Anon –

Recoveries Anon –

Mutual Aid Online Meetings (Non 12-step)

SMART Recovery –

In The Rooms –

Peer Support Problem Gambling –

Women For Sobriety –

LifeRing –

SUD Loved Ones Support Mutual Aid Meetings 

Families Anonymous –

Loved Ones Support Problem Gambling –

Al Anon –

SMART Recovery (Loved ones) –

Al-Anon –

Al-Anon/Al-Teen –

CoDa (Codependents Anon) –

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