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Programs & Services

Iowa HHS licenses and monitors approximately 100 substance use disorder and problem gambling treatment programs. Staff assist programs through the licensure process and help Iowans find the appropriate treatment, as well as respond to and resolve complaints received against substance use disorder and problem gambling treatment programs.

About the Bureau

The bureau focuses on and provides oversight for all aspects related to substance abuse and problem gambling prevention and treatment services in Iowa, in addition to injury prevention programs.

The bureau actively works to address prevention and treatment needs by providing focus for training efforts, identifying and securing available grant funding, monitoring grant compliance, and regulating licensure for treatment programs. Specifically, the bureau is responsible for a variety of prevention and treatment grants, programs and services.


Click here for more information and webinars on the launching of IBHRS.

SAPG Prevention and Treatment Data Help Desk

The SAPG Data Help Desk is here to help with questions and provide technical assistance on prevention and treatment data reporting requirements and related data systems. The Help Desk can be reached via phone at 866-339-7913 (toll free), or via email at

Help Desk hours are M-F from 9-3 (excluding holidays). Calls to the help desk are directed to a voice mail system which transcribes the messages.  When leaving a message, please speak slowly and clearly to ensure an accurate transcription. Please be sure to include your name, agency, phone number, best time to be reached, and the nature of the assistance needed. Help Desk personnel will respond to your request within 1 business day.

Substance Use Resources

Substance Use Reports & Data

Substance Use Programs