Ankeny Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Ankeny is a small town in Polk County, Iowa with a population of just under 50,000 residents. The town has a railroad that runs from Des Moines through Ankeny and then on to Ames. This made Ankeny a major part of shipping and receiving back when coal trading was a major aspect of life in that region of the United States. Ankeny was the location of a major ammunition plant during WWII, but that land was later bought by Deere and Company and Iowa State University. Ankeny doesn’t have a lot of special attractions or events within the city, but it is a charming town that’s great for families and those who enjoy a laid-back pace of life.

Though Iowa has seen the same struggles as many other states across the country, it actually has the second-lowest rate of illicit drug abuse in the country and has seen a significant decrease in youth drug use and other factors. Despite this, there are still many people struggling with substance misuse in Iowa. Meth has been one of the most used drugs in the state for multiple years, and continues to be. If you’re suffering from substance use problems, don’t lose hope. Help is available, and the many treatment resources can help you find recovery.

It’s important to first learn about the different recovery resources available before jumping into any treatment program or plan.

Our Closest Facility:
the front of a large building with lots of windows.
The Recovery Village Columbus Drug and Alcohol Rehab
3964 Hamilton Square Boulevard Groveport, OH 43125
(614) 362-1686
The Recovery Village does not operate in the state of Iowa. Our closest facility is in Groveport, Ohio and can be seen in the map above.

Finding Help & Recovery in Ankeny, IA

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Ankeny, Iowa

There are different types of treatment programs, each with different characteristics and different levels of intensity to meet a variety of needs. Prior to choosing a program, it’s important to first learn more about each and what it has to offer. Learning about the different programs can help you determine which one is right for your specific situation.

Ankeny Residential Treatment Programs

Residential treatment programs consist of the patient checking into a treatment center, where they live for anywhere between 30 days and a year or longer while participating in treatment. This type of treatment usually includes counseling, recovery education, medical monitoring and lectures on addiction and treatment. A residential program is often a good option for those with long-term substance use problems or who feel they need a high-intensity treatment setting. Those who go into residential treatment may need to enter detox first, but this depends on the substances they’re using.

Ankeny Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial hospitalization treatment is characterized by the patient coming in to the treatment facility each day while living at home or in another safe environment. Often, this kind of program can serve as a next step after a residential program is completed. A PHP can also be a potential option for those who don’t need detox or an inpatient setting for their treatment. Partial hospitalization often consists of recovery lectures, group counseling and recovery meetings.

Ankeny Outpatient Treatment Programs

Outpatient programs are a good option for someone with a shorter history of substance use or an addiction that has been less severe. They can also be used as a step in a long-term treatment program when a patient has already completed residential and partial hospitalization treatment. Outpatient programs typically require patients to attend meetings and counseling a few times per week. This program type may consist of one-on-one counseling, recovery meetings, recovery education and group therapy. Those attending outpatient treatment most often live in their own homes or in a halfway house that the treatment center provides. This treatment leaves ample time for patients to continue working or attending school.

Ankeny Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers

Detox is essential to many individuals’ recovery treatment. If you’ve been using certain substances, like heroin or alcohol, for extended periods, you may require detox. Detox allows the substances you’ve been using to be removed from your body. The process can be difficult, so it’s recommended that you don’t attempt it on your own. A professional detox center has medical professionals who can administer medications and use other techniques to minimize the discomfort of withdrawal.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Ankeny

Attending regular meetings can be essential to sustaining recovery after completing drug rehab. There are a variety of meetings to attend, each geared towards specific groups in specific situations. Meetings can help you maintain your momentum in sobriety and help you find fellowship among other people in recovery who understand what you’re going through and can provide support.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is a 12-step recovery program with meetings all across the globe that has now helped millions of people with alcohol use problems. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings offer those struggling with alcohol use an anonymous setting where they can share their experiences and work on recovery with others like them. Members work through the 12 steps together and give up their addiction to a higher power while making amends with people they’ve impacted with their substance misuse.

Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church
510 E 1st St.
Ankeny, IA 50021

St Anne’s Episcopal Church
2110 W 1st St.
Ankeny, IA 50023

Ankeny First United Methodist Church
206 SW Walnut St.
Ankeny, IA 50023

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous meetings are a place for those struggling with drug use disorders to meet and discuss recovery, work the 12-steps program and share their experiences. NA was created in order to provide a 12-step recovery program like AA to those who had been battling drug use. Members work together with support from their sponsors, which are people in recovery who have completed the steps in the program.

Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church
510 E 1st St.
Ankeny, IA 50021

Iowa Lutheran Hospital
700 E University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50316

First United Methodist Church
1100 3rd St.
Perry, IA 50220

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART recovery differs from other popular recovery meetings in its approach and use of a four-step program instead of 12 steps. SMART recovery uses scientific research to help people in recovery manage their own thoughts and experiences. SMART recovery may be a good option for those who don’t feel comfortable with the “higher power” aspect of 12-step meetings or who have not benefitted from them in the past. Though there are no SMART meetings in Ankeny, there are some in neighboring areas. You can also find SMART meetings online 24/7.

Polk County Jail
1985 NE 51st Plc.
Des Moines, IA 50313

VA Central Iowa
3600 30th St.
Des Moines, IA 50310

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon were created in order to offer meeting places and fellowship to the friends and family of people battling drug and alcohol use problems. These meetings use 12 steps, much like NA and AA, but from the point of view of those affected by a loved one’s addiction. If your loved one is attending a drug rehab center, you may find help and healing in Al-Anon or Nar-Anon meetings.

Lutheran Church Of Hope
520 NW 36th St.
Ankeny, IA 50023

Mulberry Street
617 Mulberry St.
Suite 107
Waterloo, IA 50703