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Integrated comprehensive treatment services

ZION Integrated Behavioral Health Services offers integrated comprehensive treatment services and levels of participation to meet an individual’s changing needs as they move through treatment and recovery. The agency’s delivery system includes clinical services within the Extended Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, and Continuing Care levels in our eight (8) outpatient sites, and one Adult Inpatient/Halfway Housing Facility. Furthermore, staff are trained in delivering problem gambling counseling and treatment in SUD locations.

individual-centered treatment

Agency staff regards treatment planning to be individual-centered and developed in conjunction with the individual and counselor to identify and mutually agreed upon the priority of needs, concerns, and goals the individual aspires to work on.

Building a Recovery Network

Individuals are encouraged and offered the opportunity by staff to incorporate the support of family members or concerned others in their therapeutic activities from onset of participating in services to discharge. Staff strives to inspire engaging family or concerned others in conjunction with self-help group involvement throughout treatment participation to assist with building a firm recovery network for the individual throughout recovery efforts.


View the details of our individual programs. Additionally, ZION Integrated Behavioral Health Services has numerous grants which may apply to you to receive transportation assistance, phone cards, etc. The focus is to remove day to day barriers and assist you with your recovery. Contact staff for further eligibility for this program.

ZION Integrated Behavioral Health Services Substance Use Disorder Program

Substance Use Disorder/Problem Gambling Assessment

We understand an assessment may cause anxious feelings, however we would like to commend you on taking the first step! Nearly everyone is faced with challenges that seem overwhelming at some time in their lives and completing an assessment to address demonstrates great personal strength.

To aid in understanding the process, some common questions and hints are included below.

On average, an assessment appointment will last between 1-2 hours. An assessment consists of completion of necessary paperwork as well as discussion regarding events and background information leading to completion of your assessment. The counselor will ask you some questions to better understand your concerns and discuss with you available options.

As with all services conducted with ZION Integrated Behavioral Health Services, the information you share is confidential and is not released unless you sign a release of information permitting disclosure or if law requires disclosure.

If you are completing an assessment as recommended by an external source, such as DHS, probation officer, court system, etc, it is recommended to bring any paperwork you have received from them with you to your appointment. Some individuals find it helpful to write down a list of questions, concerns, notes and/or records to help remember and describe the situation.

  • At the time of your assessment, drug testing may be requested.
  • You are welcome to include family members or other supportive individuals with you to your assessment appointment.
  • Payment is requested at time of assessment. For further information, please see “Fees for Services”.
Drug Testing

Drug Testing

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ZION Integrated Behavioral Health Services offers numerous methods of drug testing, such as the following:

Drug tests can be performed instantly on location site by a trained staff or forwarded to a certified laboratory.

The fee for testing depends on funding sources and the method of drug testing requested.

For additional information contact staff at the administrative office in Atlantic, Iowa at 712-243-5091.

Refer to office locations for the site nearest you.

Extended Outpatient/Continuing Care

Extended Outpatient/Continuing Care

The extended outpatient program is a nonresidential modality totaling fewer than nine (9) hours per week of therapeutic services incorporating individual, group, and/or family counseling, drug testing, and ongoing bio-psychosocial assessment of behavioral health needs; substance use, mental health, biomedical needs and problematic gambling. It is designed for individuals needing core service elements include, but not limited to, the dynamics and ramification of substance use, the addiction process, personal risk factors, medical, behavioral, legal and societal aspects of behavioral health concerns, responsible decision making, refusal skills, relapse prevention, development of healthy coping skills, provide insight and stabilization of problematic co-occurring needs.

The Continuing Care treatment component is designed to provide a support mechanism with individuals who have completed a treatment regime and have been exposed to relapse prevention strategies, allowing implementation of developed skills while maintaining ongoing support. Programming may consist of individual, group, and/or family counseling services, minimum of one (1) hour per month. Primary focus is for clinicians to monitor biological, physiological, psychological, emotional, life circumstance, societal or peer pressures, facilitate recovery plans, aid engagement with community support networks, and assist the individual in monitoring motivational strategies in sustaining recovery for further stability in an individual’s life.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program

The intensive outpatient program is a programmatic therapeutic milieu consisting of regularly scheduled sessions for a minimum of nine (9) hours a week along with random drug testing in a structured program, which provides patients with the opportunity to remain in their own environment and/or retain their employment. The structured program objectives are to include but not limited to addressing substance use, physical health, mental well being, motivation, relapse potential/continued usage and building a positive support living environment. It is designed for individuals needing multidimensional services that cannot be met at an extended outpatient level of care and who do not need primary medical and nursing services at a partial hospitalization, or medically monitored intensive inpatient level of care. The patients need for mental health services are addressed through treatment planning as well as consultation or referral arrangement.

Residential Treatment

Male Residential Treatment

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Male Residential Services (3.3/3.5): The residential modality is to assist individuals and families in a safe, therapeutic living environment in which to learn more about their behavioral health related concerns, strategies for relapse prevention; interpersonal, social, and life skills necessary to form productive personal relationships, career/work/educational opportunities, and exposure to community based support systems.

The goals are for the individual to establish long-term recovery beyond discharge from services through development and utilization of a comprehensive aftercare plan which can incorporate the emotional, physical, environmental, spiritual and financial wellbeing of the individual.

Individuals engaged in the residential program modality have individualized treatment plans and/or case management plans that assist individuals in maintaining sobriety and developing self-supportive, independent lives, conducted within a minimum of 50 hours therapeutic individual/group/family counseling.

Our residential treatment program, located in Clarinda, Iowa, is designed to promote abstinence from substance use and look at positive productive changes in the patient’s lifestyle, attitudes and values.

The duration of participation at this level depends on the patient’s progress, but is generally a minimum of 28-45 days in this highly structured 24/7 environment.

Counseling is performed individually and in small groups. Special attention is given to developing a relapse prevention strategy and aftercare plan individually tailored for each person’s unique personality and circumstances.

  • Individual Counseling
  • Stage of Change
  • Co-Occurring
  • Complete Aftercare planning
  • Skills development group
  • Group Achievement
  • Psycho-educational groups
  • Family/Couple Counseling
  • Cognitive behavioral/problem solving groups
Halfway House

Halfway House

Halfway Housing (3.1): The program’s objective/goal is to provide individuals with further counseling and clinical monitoring to support successful integration into family, employment, sober peer network, and other community resources. Individuals continue to develop skills to assist in daily living accountability and personal responsibility through a minimum of five (5) hours of therapeutic individual, group and/or family counseling while remaining in a safe and structured living environment.

The halfway housing program serves a minimum of 11 clients per year. The length of stay varies depending on personal needs, goals and objectives; however, has a minimum commitment of three (3) months to a maximum of six (6) months.



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Our goal is to help provide individuals of all ages, families, and community groups make healthy choices, which will reduce the likelihood of problems associated with alcohol, tobacco, other drug use and destructive decisions. Prevention can only be accomplished through continuous and dedicated programs directed at all age levels. By working together, we strengthen our community and our commitment for a bright future.

Communities know that a positive attitude advocating the need for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention is the key ingredient for success. ZION Integrated Behavioral Health Services is actively involved in workplace consultation, and coalition building. Our focus is on presenting current, factual information, which empowers communities to strengthen environments that allow people to achieve their potential and contribute positively to society.

Schools look to us to provide positive, research-based presentations, programs, and training on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse prevention. Students from pre-school through high school participate in age-appropriate, fun, and non-threatening programs that reinforce the benefits of making healthy choices. They need to be taught the skills to create healthy relationships and how to take an active part in their community. They need a clear set of norms about non-use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention: Programs and Activities

  • Prime for Life Under 21-Minor Alcohol Offenders
  • Drivers Education: Drunken Drivers
  • Alcohol/Binge Drinking Classroom Education
  • Alcohol Prevention Media Campaigns
  • College Binge Drinking Presentations
  • College Drug Addiction Presentations
  • Proper Prescription Medication Disposal Activities
  • Coordinate Drug Drop Off sites and events
  • Alcohol and Drug Information Dissemination
  • Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policy Change
  • Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace Presentation
  • LifeSkills Curriculum – MS/HS
  • Your Life Iowa Information Dissemination 

Community Coalition Involvement and Other Services

  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
  • SAFE Coalitions
  • Community Health Fairs
  • Child Abuse Prevention Councils
  • Tobacco Prevention Coalitions
  • Community Interagency Meetings to distribute information
  • AC4C-The Alliance of Coalitions 4 Change
  • DECAT-SDMT Creston and Leon Clusters-Promise Partners Coalition
  • Civic Group and School Presentations
  • Collaboration with Schools, Law Enforcement, Community Agencies and Residents to reduce Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • CLEAN- Community Leadership Efforts Acting Now


Jodi Haley
Prevention Supervisor for Service Area’s 12 & 13

Certified Prevention Specialist

Dawn Walton
Certified Prevention Specialist

Lisa Carstens
Certified Prevention Specialist

Amanda Wahlert
Prevention Specialist

Emily Barber
Prevention Specialist

Nancy Godfrey
Prevention Specialist

LaDonna Pafford
Prevention Specialist

Darla Dolecheck
Prevention Specialist

Anger Management

Anger Management

Manage Anger on a Daily basis.

Anger Management Treatment:  Cognitive Behavioral Approach

Learn to manage anger, stop violence and or the threat of violence and develop self-control over thoughts and actions.


Participant will be able to recognize the following:

  • Increased awareness of their personal events and cues
  • Develop anger Control Plans
  • Understanding of the Aggression Cycle
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger within the Family Structure

For further information call 712-243-5091

Atlantic office: classes held on Tuesdays 4:00 pm -5:30 pm  (10 sessions)

Restorative Parenting Classes

Restorative Parenting Classes

Our Restorative Parenting Class will offer any mother, father or parental figure guidance and tools to gain or maintain stability in their relationship(s) with their child(ren). This course will offer an inside look into parental lifestyles, where members will work as a group to identify any past or current behaviors, experiences, or obstacles which have interfered in their parenting responsibilities.

Call (712) 243-5091 for further information

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