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  • Alcohol Screening.org: Online self-screening tool to help you assess your drinking patterns, and learn about alcohol consumption & health.
  • Check Your Drinking 3.0: CheckYourDrinking.net is a personalized quiz that helps you understand how much you drink compared to others.
  • Alcohol Cost Calculator: The human and economic consequences of alcohol problems are staggering on a national scale. They are the third leading cause of preventable death in America, they destroy millions of families, they rob millions of young people of their futures and they drain $186 billion from our economy every year. Yet few people know how much alcohol problems cost at the community or company level
  • Involuntary Commitment or Treatment: Proceedings for the involuntary commitment or treatment of a chronic substance abuser to a facility – Law from the Iowa Code beginning with Chapter 125, Section 75 continuing through Chapter 125 Section 92. Emergency detention, Ch.125.91
  • Close to Home: PBS series companion to “Moyers on Addiction.” Understanding and treating addiction, controversial policy issues, lesson plans for teachers, and a 13-issue soap opera comic-book series for teens.
  • Above the Influence: Teen perspective and latest facts. See drug facts
  • Street Drugs: Site with descriptions and photos of substances
  • Stimulants: Information on stimulants- cocaine, crack, methamphetamine, amphetamines, ritalin, and adderall- from NIDA for teens.
  • Heroin: A Medline Plus health page with comprehensive information, including overdose, withdrawal, intoxication, photos, more.
  • Marijuana: Presents science-based information on the effects of marijuana use on the body and brain. A National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) sponsored site.
  • Prescription Drugs: NIDA site with links to research reports, Infofacts, new releases, more.
  • Drug Trends in Iowa: Information from the Iowa Governors Office of Drug Control Policy
  • IowaStatewide Poison Control Center: For poison emergency call 1-800-222-1222 (voice and TTY)
  • Quitline Iowa: Quitline Iowa is a toll-free, statewide smoking cessation telephone counseling hotline. Trained counselors provide callers with information about the health consequences of tobacco use, assistance in making an individualized quit plan, and on-going support through optional follow-up calls.
  • Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids: A leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. We advocate for public policies proven to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. Learn more about our key initiatives.
  • Iowa Gambling Treatment Program (1-800-BETS OFF): Information and referral, fact sheets, Iowa research reports, statistics. Why people gamble, how gambling affects others, the warning signs of gambling. Operates 1-800-BETS-OFF, a statewide help line.
  • Statewide Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program: allows a person to sign one form and not be allowed at any Iowa licensed casino. Download “Iowa Statewide and lifetime self-exclusion form.
  • 20-question survey: from Gambler’s Anonymous -identifies compulsive gambling behaviors.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: aa.org
  • Narcotics Anonymous: na.org
  • Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy: http://www.iowa.gov/odcp

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