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Addiction Treatment Services

Broadlawns Medical Center is a resource for individuals seeking treatment services for substance related addictive disorders. Outpatient treatment includes the following services: individual counseling, group counseling, educational programming, and referral resources. Our emphasis is in providing treatment for those who have a mental illness as well as substance abuse (ie: co-occurring) related needs.

New Connections

Providing integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment for Body/Mind/Community.

As part of the Broadlawns Medical Center Behavioral Health Division, New Connections is a co-occurring treatment program presented by Addiction Treatment Services.

The New Connections staff is pleased that you have chosen our program to provide   co-occurring (mental health/ substance abuse) treatment services and support.

The decision to seek treatment for co-occurring needs is rarely easy; however, the most important step has been taken by becoming responsible for one’s own effort to make positive lifestyle changes.

For more information on our New Connections program, please call (515) 282-6610.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medication, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. MAT is clinically driven with a focus on individualized patient care. In the United States, MAT has been shown to be a particularly effective treatment approach for alcohol dependence and opioid dependence.

Medication for Alcohol Dependence:
  • Naltrexone
  • Disulfiram
  • Acamprosate Calcium
Medication for Opioid Dependence:
  • Naltrexone
  • Buprenorphine 




As part of a comprehensive treatment program, MAT has been shown to:

  • Improve survival
  • Increase retention in treatment
  • Decrease hepatitis and HIV seroconversion
  • Decrease criminal activities
  • Increase employment
  • Improve birth outcomes with perinatal addicts

Please consult with your counselor and/or physician regarding the benefits of medication-assisted treatment to see if it is an option for you. 

To schedule a MAT evaluation or for more information, please call (515) 282-5695 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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