Iowa has one of the highest per capita rates of people seeking treatment for addiction, but is one of only nine U.S. states without a Recovery Community Center network to provide non-medical, non-clinical recovery support including housing, workforce training, and peer coaching. In partnership with Iowa’s Substance Use Bureau, this project worked to identify communities ready and able to develop Recovery Community Centers by cataloging, webscraping, spatially mapping, and improving awareness of existing statewide recovery resources, including transitional housing, residential and nonresidential treatment centers, drinking driver education classes, gambling treatment centers, and access to virtual and place-based substance use meetings.
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Graduate Student, Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University
Undergraduate Student, Data Science & Statistics, Iowa State University
Recent Undergraduate/Incoming Graduate Student, Economics, Iowa State University
Undergraduate Student, Management of Information Systems & Business Analytics, Iowa State University
Shawn F. Dorius
Associate Professor of Sociology, Iowa State University
Cassandra J. Dorius
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University
Iowa Department of Public Health Substance Use Bureau
Kelsey Van Selous, MSW, LCSW
Graduate Student, Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University