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ASAC treatment services follow the continuum of care beginning with prevention and intervention and moving through various levels of care.  Our treatment services included assessment, extended outpatient, intensive outpatient, day treatment, residential, halfway house, and aftercare.

At the Area Substance Abuse Council, we utilize a "whole person" approach to substance abuse treatment.  We take into consideration a person's life circumstances and personal needs.  Together, with the client, we develop an individual treatment plan to address identified areas of concern.


Our primary form of treatment is group counseling.  It provides clients with support and the knowledge that they are not alone.  We also provide individual counseling sessions as needed.  ASAC encourages the involvement of family and significant others in a client's treatment and recovery process.  We have family therapists on staff to assist family members supporting a loved one with a substance abuse problem.  Participation in AA, NA, AlAnon, and other support groups is strongly encouraged.


The Area Substance Abuse Council provides the following treatment services:

Assessment is the first step in the treatment process.  It consists of a 1 - 1 1/2 hour interview to assess the person's use of substances to determine if treatment is warranted.  We strive to ensure that each client is placed in the most appropriate, cost effective treatment level.  OWI assessments are available.
If you question if you, or a loved one, has a substance abuse problem, call your local ASAC office.  One of our treatment counselors will be glad to help.  All information you provide is completely confidential.  There is no charge for this service.
Outpatient Treatment
Extended Outpatient
This level of treatment meets the nees of a majority of our clients.  Treatment is self-paced.  Usually a client participates in extended outpatient for a period of six to twelve weeks.  Most outpatient groups meet once a week and are designed to meet a variety of needs based on age, gender, culture, drug of choice and other issues associated with a person's substance use.  Indivdual counseling sessions are provided as needed.  As well as our general treatment services, the following special treatment services are available:
  • Youth Outpatient for ages 13-18 provides assessment, indivdual, and group treatment services by specially trained counselors who work specifically with adolescents.
  • Family Counseling is provided on ASAC's main campus.  Family therapists provide counseling services to family members/significant others of persons in recovery.  Families are encouraged to become involved in a loved one's recovery process.
  • Gender-Specific Treatment is provided for pregnant women and women with children.
  • Multicultural Treatment targets African-American and persons of Hispanic/Latino ethnicity.  Counseling sessions can be conducted in Spanish.  Programming is provided at ASAC's Downtown Office.
Intensive Outpatient
This 18-week program is designed to meet the needs of those with a more serious substance abuse problem but who do not require 24-hour care.  Clients participate in daytime or evening groups that meet 3 hours a day, three times a week.  The program consists of two phases.  In the first phase, the client participates in three, 3-hour groups per week for approximately 10 weeks and most often also sees their primary counselor for a weekly individual session.  In phase two, the client moves to a weekly 1 1/2 - hour group with individual counseling sessions provided on an as needed basis.
Day Treatment
This level of care is designed to offer highly structured intensive treatment to those clients whose condition is sufficiently stable so as not to require 24-hour per day monitoring and care, but whose illness has progressed so as to require constant near-daily treatment intervention.
Aftercare (Continuing Care)
This level of treatment provides support to clients who have achieved a recovery lifestyle.  It consists of one continuing care group per week and individual sessions as needed.
Residential Treatment
Residential treatment is for those individuals who have reached a level of substance use that requires a structured and supervised environment to be substance free.

Adult Residential is treatment for men and women 18 years of age and older.  The duration of

treatment usually ranges from 30-45 days; depending on need.


Heart of Iowa is a special treatment program for pregnant women and women with children.

The program provides medical exams, independent living skills, mental health counseling,

and children's services.  Length of treatment is usually 60 - 90 days but varies with each



Youth Treatment Services is a substance abuse and conduct disorder treatment program for

adolescents.  Duration of treatment ranges from 30 - 90 days depending on need.  CD+ is a

joint program with Four Oaks.


Dual Diagnosis Recovery Center is a residential treatment program for adult men and women at least 18 years old.  Indivduals must have a mental health diagnosis and substance abuse disorder.  Length of stay is between 30 - 45 days based on need.




Halfway House
Halfway House is a transitional housing program with at least 5 - 10 hours of substance abuse treatment.  The program is for persons who have successfully completed a residential treatment program and are either homeless or do not have a living situation conducive for recovery.  Halfway house allows a person time to obtain housing and either obtain a job or become enrolled in school.  The duration of stay ranges from 3 - 6 months; depending on need.
Adult Residential provides halfway house services to males and females 18 years of age
and older at ASAC's main campus.
Heart of Iowa is for pregnant women and women with children.  The Cedar Rapids
program provides halfway house services for twelve families.
Hightower Place is a halfway house program in Clinton for pregnant women and women
with children.  It can accommodate up to twelve families.
King House, in Clinton, provides halfway house services to 8 - 10 adult males.
Access to Recovery
Support Services for Persons in Recovery
ASAC provides services to persons working toward recovery from alcohol or drug abuse through the Access to
Recovery (ATR) program.  To participate in the program, clients must meet the following program eligibility requirements.
  • an Iowa resident
  • diagnosed with a substance abuse problem
  • at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty level


The purpose of the ATR program is to help clients overcome barriers to their recovery.  Examples of services include:
  • Child Care
  • Employment/Financial Counseling
  • Family Education
  • Family Therapy
  • Housing Assistance
  • Individual Therapy
  • Native American Healing
  • Recovery Peer Coaching
  • Sober Living Activities
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Supplemental Needs
  • Transportation


For more information contact your local ASAC office.



3601 16th Ave SW

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

(319) 390-4611