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Des Moines, Iowa is currently experiencing high rates of drug and alcohol abuse. Addiction treatment admissions for meth have climbed and alcoholism continues to be the number reason for rehabilitation.

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In Des Moines, Iowa, addiction treatment admissions for meth have climbed. Alcohol abuse remains the most common primary substance of abuse.
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Drug Abuse Trends in Des Moines, IA

Des Moines is the capital of Iowa as well as its most populous city with 217,521 residents. The city is home to many major insurance providers, financial institutions, and tech companies. This has led to a steadily growing population for the past two decades. The city’s population has increased by 36.8% – significantly higher than the U.S. rate of 24.1%. In 2017, the rate of illicit drug use in Iowa was second-lowest in the nation. However, substance abuse issues have increased in the Des Moines area and, in 2018, was recognized as one of 25 cities where crime has drastically increased.

Among those in substance abuse treatment, the most common admissions are for addictions are (in order of occurrence):

At one point, almost 90% of admissions to rehab facilities in Iowa were for primary alcohol use disorders. By 2014, it was still the most common addiction (50%). Yet, the negative consequences of alcohol abuse on society continue to increase. Data for 2010 (the most recent available) show that in Des Moines’s Polk County, one in five adults binge drink. Between 2012 and 2016, the average blood alcohol content for impaired drivers was more than twice the legal limit. Drunk drivers were also responsible for 38% of all traffic fatalities in 2015, up from 31% in 2012. Alcohol abuse is also a major contributor to a number of crimes in the city (such as domestic violence and assault).

Meth Abuse in Des Moines

Though opioids are one of the fastest growing substances of abuse in the nation and Iowa, meth abuse is still a major problem for the Hawkeye State. Of rehab admissions, 20% are for primary meth addictions (a total of over 9,000 Iowans). According to substance abuse treatment providers in Iowa, most people with meth addictions abuse multiple types of drugs. Furthermore, they typically suffer from co-occurring mental health disorders made worse by drug abuse.

Substance abuse disorders and mental health disorders are brothers and sisters. Mental health disorders get much more complicated when one becomes addicted.

- “Kermit

One reason opioid deaths continue to outnumber overdose deaths involving meth (despite high rates of meth abuse), is that the damaging effects of meth on the body are much slower than opioids. After a long period of use, people may develop loss of appetite, tremors, “meth mouth,” skins sores, insomnia, paranoia, and hallucinations. While using meth, people are also more likely to become aggressive or agitated. Accordingly, meth use is linked to many violent and burglary crimes in Iowa. Meth is, by far, the most cited illicit drug in drug-related prison admissions in the state.

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Substance Abuse Statistics for Des Moines


patients per year

Polk County deputies transfer approximately 900 patients to court-ordered addiction treatment each year.


OWI charges

In 2015, 1,713 people were charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Polk County.



Deputies transfer 3 times as many patients to addiction treatment as they did 15 years ago.

Addiction Treatment in Des Moines

With recent increases in opioid-related hospitalizations, growing numbers of meth addictions, and continually increasing rates of alcohol abuse consequences, drug and alcohol rehabs in Iowa are reaching capacity. At some inpatient rehabs in Des Moines, waitlists are over a month long. Moreover, a majority of addiction treatment admissions are referred by the county’s criminal justice system.

For some, traveling for rehab is the best course of action. When a person has decided to enter rehab, it is important that they enter treatment as soon as possible. Broadening your options by looking at out-of-state addiction treatment centers can open up rehab possibilities. You will also have a wider range of therapy options, including access to medication-assisted treatment (like buprenorphine or methadone).

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Area 24 Iowa PO Box 1291
Des Moines, IA 50305

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Drake University

The UCC is accessible for workshops, education, varied review, and for recommendation data. Additionally, we provide consultation services to students, staff, and college who might need question...

3116 Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50311

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Grand View University

Students, faculty and staff are provided with individual and group counselling at the Grand View Counseling Center. The center provides supportive and confidential environment to discuss persona...

1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316

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Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

In the dormitories resident advisors are available to provide counseling to students regarding residence life and spiritual life. The students are also directed to deans of students or others on...

1900 NW 4th St
Ankeny, IA 50023

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Simpson College

Students who have personal concerns which interfere with their academic progress, social development and satisfaction can come to the counselling center at Simpson. We provide counselling for se...

701 North C Street
Indianola, IA 50125

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