Helping Services works closely with community members to educate and seek positive change regarding illicit drug use, over-use of alcohol, prescription medications, and tobacco.

It’s often a challenge for us to explain the far-reaching impact that Prevention work has on a community.  This video is able to quickly connect the importance of the prevention of FIRST USE of drug or alcohol use –  ninety percent of adults with a substance use disorder(SUD) started using alcohol or drugs before they turned 18.  

Helping Services focuses it’s prevention efforts, on our youth.  JOIN US in helping to make our youth and communities stronger!


Community Coalitions

We partner with you, your family, friends and neighbors. We join forces with your community to address concerns and find solutions that benefit everyone. Find a coalition to join in your area...

Unused medication disposal sites are located at all three pharmacies on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson year round. To help prevent prescription medication abuse, the Drug Enforcement Administration is scheduled to host the annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 30. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Valerie Monroy)

Prescription Drug Drop-offs

We participate in safe disposal of prescription drugs and community drop-off points. View a map of Iowa drop-off locations...


Social Host Laws

We are here to help the community understand what social host laws mean. Learn more about this law...