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About the Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center

The Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center (ISAIC) has supported prevention, treatment and recovery efforts regarding substance abuse and problem gambling for nearly 40 years. ISAIC is the link that connects people in Iowa to the resources and information they need. ISAIC serves professionals, individuals and communities in Iowa with a wide range of services; from getting an answer to a general question, connecting people to a coalition in their area, or finding a treatment center or support group for themselves or a loved one. ISAIC is your “one-stop-shop” and the hub of substance abuse and problem gambling information in the state, whether you are:

  • A professional needing to check out materials for a support group at your facility
  • A parent needing information to talk with their child about the risks of drugs, or treatment options for a family member who may be abusing substances
  • A teacher needing curriculum on tobacco prevention
  • An emergency room physician needing to connect a patient’s family member to resources

ISAIC is a valuable program of the Cedar Rapids Public Library and is funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health. ISAIC is a member of Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (SALIS), an international association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco and other drug information. ISAIC works with many agencies across the state and supports their efforts, including those of the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy.

ISAIC has a large lending library, a detailed website with helpful information, and provides contact and general information about treatment agencies in Iowa.  Our ISAIC Facility Locator is a Web-based program designed to find prevention services, facilities providing evaluations and treatment centers within user-defined needs—by location or type of service needed.

ISAIC can be reached 24 hours a day and 7 days a week at our toll-free helpline, and callers can always be transferred to a crisis counselor if need be.

For more information, go to www.DrugFreeInfo.org, call toll-free 866-242-4111 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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