Established in 1961, Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services of Southeast Iowa (ADDS) provides chemical dependency services to men and women. This organization has six locations in Iowa, with facilities in Burlington, Mount Pleasant, Keokuk, Wapello, Ottawa and Bettendorf. Treatment services include both residential and outpatient care. The residential program offers short term stays in a non-clinical setting, while outpatient includes a structured Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) as well as standalone group and individual therapy. Serving Des Moines, Henry, Lee and Louisa County, Iowa residents can obtain a range of affordable services through ADDS.
Accommodations and Food
The residential program is located at the ADDS Lincoln Center in Burlington and offers 20 beds. The facility consists of simple bedrooms shared between two clients at a time. The facility also includes a dining room, therapy rooms, offices and a common area with a television. Smoking is permitted during breaks.
Three basic cafeteria-style meals are served per day, though dietary requests can usually be accommodated. Caffeine and sugar are permitted as well.
Treatment and Staff
While therapeutic support for moderate mental health issues such as depression and anxiety is available through ADDS’ programs, the overall focus is mainly on chemical dependency. Treatment consists primarily of evidence-based therapies such as CBT, with optional 12-step involvement. While detox is not available, recommendations to outside facilities can be made upon request.
Clients in the residential program typically stay for a total of 30 days. During this time, they attend daily group therapy and one individual session per week. Group topics include relapse prevention, life skills, processing and anger management. Clients can also attend off-site AA/NA meetings at a local clubhouse if they choose. Once this program is completed, many of the clients carry on into a less intensive outpatient program.
Those in IOP meet three times a week for three hours at a time, or clients can choose a less intensive schedule of weekly group or individual sessions. All therapy follows a similar structure to the residential programs. Clients are again welcome to attend off-site AA/NA meetings during their free time, though these are not required. The length of time and intensity of treatment varies by the individual.
The staff is composed of anywhere from five to nine LADCs depending on how many clients are currently in treatment. Group sizes max out at 10 clients to ensure everyone gets enough individual attention.
Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services of Southeast Iowa offers comprehensive, individualized care for those suffering from substance abuse. Both residential and outpatient programs are available, both with small group sizes and hands-on staff. With optional 12-step meetings and a plethora of therapy available, those who attend ADDS’ programs should have a clear path towards sobriety.
Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services of Southeast Iowa
1340 Mt. Pleasant St
Burlington, IA 52601
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