Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center launches facility locator

Amber Mussmann
Published: February 1 2012 | 7:59 am - Updated: 3 April 2014 | 11:29 am in

Iowans can now go to http://facilitylocator.drugfreeinfo.org, to access a web based tool created by the Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center (ISAIC) to locate facilities and services related to substance abuse and problem gambling across the state.  Search options include location, level of care, gender and age, as well as finding facilities providing prevention, detoxification, evaluation, treatment and required drinking driver education classes.  Unique needs such as facilities who serve non-English speaking clients or women with children are also identified.

The enhanced Facility Locator is just one of the many changes underway at ISAIC, including the creation of a new logo and branding to match the Cedar Rapids Public Library, ISAIC’s parent organization.  Program upgrades to come include a new interactive website with mobile accessibility, updated materials for the lending library, and new connections with relevant professionals to ensure that ISAIC services are a known and available resource state-wide.

“ISAIC has been supporting prevention, treatment and recovery efforts in Iowa for nearly 40 years,” said Emily Blomme, Program Manager. “It’s the link that connects people in Iowa to the information and resources they need to be well. We are excited to have the improved Facility Locator up and running with state-wide facility information available at the click of a mouse.”

Even though ISAIC is physically located in Cedar Rapids, the program serves the entire state.  A 24/7 Toll-free Helpline is available to answer questions and link Iowans to the information they need about prevention, treatment and recovery, and callers can always be transferred to a crisis counselor if need be.  ISAIC also maintains a vast selection of relevant pamphlets and printed materials, as well as a large lending library of books, DVDs and training materials used statewide by many treatment centers, human service agencies and Department of Correction facilities.  Media items can be reserved up to 60 days in advance and can be reserved by calling the ISAIC office or online using our catalog.

For more information on the Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center, visit www.drugfreeinfo.org or call toll-free (866) 242-4111

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The Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center (ISAIC) is a state-wide program linking people in Iowa, to the resources and information they need and is a program of the Cedar Rapids Public Library. ISAIC is funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health, works closely with the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy, and is a member of SALIS, the international association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) information.

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