Substance Use

Holistic Approaches to Recovery

Children & Families of Iowa utilizes a holistic approach to assess areas of opportunity, alternatives to use, and co-occurring mental health conditions. Our substance use services emphasize personal growth and development to promote change, recovery, resiliency and wellness.

Our Counselors

Committed to Your Success

You deserve a healthy life. Our collaborative Substance Use team will walk alongside you on your road to recovery.

CaBrie Claiser, CADC
Addictions Counselor
Denise Stadter LMHC, CADC, IMH-E®
Clinical Director

Benefits of Substance Use Counseling

Those who participate in substance use counseling experience a range of positive outcomes including:

Mental Health

Improve overall mental health and well-being

Coping Strategies

Develop coping strategies to avoid triggers and prevent relapse

Personalized Treatment

Receive personalized treatment plans to overcome substance use


Improve communication skills and rebuild relationships

Purpose & Fulfillment

Improved self-esteem, increased motivation, and a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment

Positive Changes

Take control and make positive changes

Telehealth is available statewide. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 515-697-7916.

Substance Use Services

We address substance use by providing high-quality, individualized treatment with a focus on personal goals and every individual’s life experiences. Highly trained substance abuse professionals help individuals, and their families, develop goals, structure, and positive living environments necessary for success. All levels of care are able to incorporate group, individual, and family counseling while utilizing evidenced-based treatment models.

The following services are provided for youth and adults:

Extended Outpatient (EOP)

Extended outpatient is for people requiring additional education regarding their substance use. Individuals that qualify for extended outpatient care attend a minimum of six hours of treatment per month in the form of group and individual sessions.

Continuing Care

Continuing Care is for those who have completed an outpatient, residential, or day treatment program and are in need of ongoing individualized support.

Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) Assessments

OWI Assessments are available at a cost of $125 and due at time of service. Urinalysis (UA) tests will be billed directly to your insurance.


I now know that recovery is a life-long process, and I am so lucky that I have all these services in place to guide me through this life-changing miracle.

Substance Use
*Name has been changed to protect client confidentiality.
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Insurance, Payment, and Eligibility

Insurance Accepted

Children & Families of Iowa accepts most insurances, Medicaid, and private pay. We do not accept Medicare. Please provide your insurance card at the time of appointment.

Payment Requirements

Claims are filed with your insurance after your session. Co-insurance and co-pays are due at the time of service.


Children & Families of Iowa does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, creed, religion, disability, or national origin.


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Your generosity directly supports Iowans of all ages as they work through anxiety, depression, addiction, and other mental health challenges.

Contact Us

Schedule An Appointment

Telehealth is available statewide. Contact an Intake Specialist at 515-289-2272 to schedule an evaluation, make a referral, or learn more about the services provided.

*If you are experiencing a mental health or substance abuse emergency, please contact 911 or go to your nearest emergency room for immediate assistance.