Top Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Waterloo, IA & Free Treatment Resources

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Waterloo, Iowa, is the eighth largest city in a largely rural state—a quiet community that’s the county seat of Black Hawk County. Waterloo is the home of Upper Iowa University and plenty of activities that include museums, restaurants, and outdoor attractions, including hiking trails and bike paths. But Waterloo isn’t immune to Iowa’s rising rates of drug and alcohol use and deaths by overdose. In 2020, the overall rate of death by overdose throughout the state jumped by 19%, including a 35% increase in deaths related to opioids.1 For help finding a drug and alcohol rehab in Waterloo, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area has a variety of accredited treatment centers to meet your individual needs, with inpatient and outpatient options, including free and low-cost treatment centers and detox facilities.

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Alcohol and Drug Statistics for Waterloo, IA 

Iowa ranks relatively low among U.S. states for overall issues related to drugs and alcohol. But in recent years, the state has seen a jump in drug and alcohol use and deaths involving alcohol and drugs, an increase that also affects Waterloo and Black Hawk County.1

Although Iowa ranked 45th among U.S. states for illicit drug use and overdose deaths in 2021, it also ranked eighth in binge drinking and fifth in misuse of opioid pain medications.2 And in 2019, record numbers of Iowans ended up in hospital emergency rooms for drug and alcohol-related injuries. Here are a few more recent statistics on alcohol and drug use affecting the health and well-being of residents in Black Hawk County and the state of Iowa:3

Traveling to and Within Waterloo, IA

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If you’re looking for alcohol and drug rehab in Waterloo, IA, or if you’re visiting someone who’s having treatment at an alcohol and drug rehab in the area, you may want to know a few things about activities, lodging, and travel in and around the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area:


  1. Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy. (2021). Drug Trends in Iowa.
  2. National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics. (2019). Iowa Alcohol Abuse Statistics.
  3. Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy. (2022). Iowa Drug Control Strategies & Drug Use Profile.