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Find AA meetings in Altoona, Iowa
Altoona, a city in Polk County, Iowa, is considered part of the Des Moines metro area. If you live or work in or near Des Moines, you may be interested in our online database of AA meetings in Altoona. Some people find that they need more structure than AA meetings in Iowa—such as those in Altona—can provide. Alternative addiction recovery programs include inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities (often called rehab), detox (usually available in a medical facility), or mental health treatment. Some people with alcohol addiction may need group or individual therapy, behavioral therapy, or a relapse prevention program. Behavioral therapy aims to teach a person how to challenge negative thoughts and change unproductive behavior. Mental health treatment often involves taking medications that can improve symptoms. Some people require detox to safely quit drinking alcohol; detox is usually available at a medical facility and involves close medical supervision to avoid dangerous effects of quitting drinking (such as delirium tremors). If you feel you may need intensive treatment but are unsure which program is best, contact one of our knowledgeable treatment specialists today. We can help you find a reliable treatment facility that best meets your individual needs in your local area.