Bureau of Substance Abuse

The Bureau of Substance Abuse is part of the Division of Behavioral Health, in the Iowa Department of Public Health. The Bureau focuses on and provides oversight for all aspects related to substance abuse 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 several programs or services.

Upcoming Events

  • The 40th Annual Governor's Conference on Substance Abuse will be on April 18 and 19, 2017 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA.  For more information go to www.trainingresources.org.


For more information on what's happening with Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, please visit the following newsletter archives:

Where to Find a Treatment Provider

Contact Information

DeAnn Decker, Bureau Chief
Lucas State Ofc. Bldg
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA
(515) 281-0928