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Prevention and Early Intervention:
The prevention staff gives consultation and
assistance to schools, teachers, parents,
students, counselors, employers, church
groups and individuals. Educational programs
and presentations are available for all ages
and groups, and intervention assistance is
available to anyone with a need.
Each person's situation is unique and
deserves individual attention. A thorough
evaluation clearly and effectively
determines the extent of difficulties
experienced and appropriate
level of care.
Detox provides a safe and supervised place
for people to withdraw while they are
closely monitored and supported. The length
of time required to detoxify from alcohol
and/or other drugs depends upon the
individual’s history, as well as the
combination of alcohol and other drugs
taken. MECCA has detoxification services in
Iowa City; in Des Moines, we refer to area
Residential and outpatient treatment
services include family groups to provide
education and support for concerned persons.
It is important for significant others in
the affected person's life to obtain
adequate support during and after the
treatment process. Assistance to concerned
persons is available even if the substance
abuser is not involved in treatment.
Problem Gambling Services Program:
A new program of MECCA that offers a range
of problem gambling services from assessment
and evaluation to individual and group
counseling and continuing care. See our
Services page for more information.
OWI 12-Hour Course:
A new MECCA program in 2008 for Eastern Iowa. Our OWI Program meets the Department of Education
and Department of Transportation requirements
under Iowa law 321J.2 and 321J.17 and is offered
in Iowa City and Marengo.
MECCA offers adolescent counseling services
on a group, individual and family basis.
Services are coordinated with other
community agencies serving youth.
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treatment is designed for adults with
moderate substance abuse difficulties. Outpatient
services are tailored to the needs of the individual and
may include counseling sessions provided in a group,
individual, or family setting. The frequency and amount of
treatment depends upon individual need.
Inpatient services offer individuals
with substantial substance abuse problems
daily intensive treatment contact in a
24-hour setting. See the attached list
items to pack for an inpatient treatment stay.
This level of care provides slightly less
intense care than residential services and
without the 24-hour "live-in" support.
Individuals completing the primary treatment
phase of recovery from alcohol and drugs
need continued support to maintain recovery.
For that reason, MECCA offers group meetings
on a weekly basis and works with other
community agencies and support groups to
connect clients with the resources and
assistance they need.
MECCA’s halfway house services in Des Moines
and Iowa City are treatment programs
structured so persons stabilizing their
recovery from substance abuse can work
and/or go to school and vocational programs
while maintaining the changes they have
made. Most frequently, the halfway program
environment provides support not present in
the home environment.
Case Management Services:
The goal of case management services is to
enhance substance abuse treatment success
through the coordination of community
- MECCA’s Women and Children Services
addresses the special needs of women by
providing treatment and accessing a
variety of resources to enhance
treatment successes for both mother and
- Co-occurring services are designed
to best integrate treatment services for
clients with co-occurring mental health
and substance abuse concerns.
This program provides safe, affordable, substance-free housing for families in
substance abuse recovery with the goal of fostering self-sufficiency
through ongoing substance abuse treatment and case management
Drug testing is available for employers,
family members, monitoring of clients while
in treatment, and to meet the Department of
Transportation requirements for drivers and
other safety sensitive positions.
MECCA staff provide services in a variety of
onsite settings for many organizations. This
includes assessment, early intervention and
treatment in area high schools, junior high schools
and colleges; and prevention services in a
vast array of organizations and settings.
Fees for Services.
MECCA accepts personal checks, money orders,
cashier checks, VISA, MasterCard and cash.
You may now pay your MECCA statement
online using your
credit card or PayPal account. Financial aid is available for those who
qualify. The amount of financial aid
available to a client is determined by a
financial assessment of resources and/or