• Statistics for West Des Moines, Iowa
  • The population of West Des Moines is 47,007. Of that number, 22,554 are Males and 24,453 are Females.

    West Des Moines, Iowa population breakdown by age is as follows:

    7.72 % are Under Age 5
    7.05 % are 5 to 9 Years Old
    6.36 % are 10 to 14 Years Old
    5.52 % are 15 to 19 Years Old
    7.69 % are 20 to 24 Years Old
    19.03 % are 25 to 34 Years Old
    16.36 % are 35 to 44 Years Old
    13.07 % are 45 to 54 Years Old
    4.44 % are 55 to 59 Years Old
    2.99 % are 60 to 64 Years Old
    5.26 % are 65 to 74 Years Old
    3.52 % are 75 to 84 Years Old
    0.99 % are over 85 Years Old

    West Des Moines Stats
    The Total Area covered by West Des Moines, Iowa is 32.13 Sq. Miles.
    The population density in West Des Moines, IA. is 1,486.58 persons/sq. mile.
    The West Des Moines elevation is 805 Ft.

    Enrollment and Education for West Des Moines:
    12,146 students are enrolled in school in West Des Moines, Iowa (over 3 years of age).
    Of those who are enrolled in West Des Moines:
    1,205 students are attending Nursery School in West Des Moines.
    710 students are enrolled in Kindergarten.
    5,043 students in West Des Moines are enrolled in Primary School
    2,200 students attend High School in West Des Moines.
    2,988 students attend College in West Des Moines.
    West Des Moines Employment Info:
    27,662 people are employed in West Des Moines.
    469 people are unemployed in West Des Moines, Iowa.
    Data on Household Economics in West Des Moines:
    Household earnings breakdown:
    Under $10,000 yearly: 668
    $10,000.00 to $14,999 yearly: 587
    $15,000 to $24,999 yearly: 1,824
    $25,000 to $34,999 yearly: 2,309
    $35,000 to $49,999 yearly: 3,775
    $50,000 to $74,999 yearly: 4,276
    $75,000 to $99,999 yearly: 2,847
    $100,000 to $149,999 yearly: 2,209
    $150,000 to $199,999 yearly: 661
    $200,000 or more yearly: 883

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Drug Rehab in West Des Moines

Drug Rehab in West Des Moines is a workable answer that men and women who are struggling with drug addiction can make use of to help themselves conquer addiction for good. These days, people are bombarded with all types of substances to abuse and drug addiction is not just a factor with illicit street drugs. Even though rates of illegal street drug use are relatively steady and some are most definitely increasing, newer designer drugs and prescription drugs are also showing very high rates of abuse. You may have heard of "bath salts" which can be obtained legally in some states and result in serious and deadly effects, or Ecstasy and GHB which are widely used and readily available in nightclubs and party scenes around the nation. Rates of prescription drug abuse, especially prescription pain killers, show a very evident epidemic that has gotten extremely out of control and with a number of imminent consequences.

So somebody who hasn't experienced this may question why somebody would let drug use take over their lives regardless of all of the negative effects they and other people will experience. Individuals who use drugs or alcohol either socially and on a casual basis or as what they believe at the time is the solution to a problem can all too easily become dependent and addicted to their drugs of choice. Their drug use then becomes a downward spiral which can be really tough if not impossible to handle alone, leaving one in a virtual prison of their own making. Quite a few lives each year are lost because of addiction, and history and statistics have proven that this can occur with anybody. Youth as young as 9 and 10 are experimenting with marijuana, toxic inhalants and prescription drugs they are obtaining from their parent's medicine cabinets. Seniors are abusing drugs or alcohol at higher rates than their young and middle aged adult counterparts. It is an issue which can only be resolved in an effective drug rehab in West Des Moines or the surrounding areas.

It can be discouraging when a person who is struggling with addiction will not decided on their own to get help at a drug rehab. For those who are not persuaded easily and refuse to go to drug rehab in West Des Moines a drug intervention could be needed. When an a suitable drug rehab center has been chosen and preparations have been made for the person's arrival, seek the advice of a professional treatment counselor about arranging a drug intervention which is most often performed with the help of a professional drug interventionist. An intervention can include any individual important in the person's life so that they can confront the addict and get them to see the how they have been wrong and how addiction is adversely effecting their life and the lives of others. An intervention is convened because of love and concern, with a solution to the problem available as the final end result which is rapid departure to a West Des Moines drug rehab facility.

When someone arrives at a drug rehab in West Des Moines because they wanted to go or because of an effective drug intervention, individuals have a long road in store for them which always begins with a thorough detoxification. detoxification is the course of action which the individual will first go through as drugs or alcohol depart their body and they have to get re-accustomed to regular function both physically and mentally to life without their substance of choice. As an individual detox's, it is not uncommon to experience both physical and mental drug or alcohol withdrawal. These symptoms can vary in intensity and how long they last, depending on the individual's drug of choice. Some symptoms of withdrawal can be incredibly unpleasant and even agonizing, and some can cause extreme depression or can even be life threatening. In any case, it is critical that men and women never try to detox themselves due to the serious nature of the detox process and problems which may arise which they may not be able to deal with by themselves. Being in a drug rehab in West Des Moines during this time will drastically reduce the hazards associated with detox and withdrawal and also ensure the individual doesn't fall back into drug use due to extreme urges they will experience during detox.

Detox is a crucial stage in the treatment process at a drug rehab in West Des Moines, but most often only takes a matter of days and is simply a stepping stone to a significantly more comprehensive rehabilitation program. Individuals who leave a drug rehab in West Des Moines immediately following detox due to an illusion that they are free of all problems related with their addiction quickly relapse and either end up right back in drug rehab in West Des Moines or experience serious consequences. True rehabilitation of someone who has become addicted and dependent to drugs includes a significant amount of therapy and counseling to learn why they started using drugs or alcohol to begin with. Professional treatment staff will employ a variety of proven treatment methods to find serious life issues which triggered the person's drug use and do everything needed to deal with and resolve these concerns before they are considered fit to leave drug treatment.

Drug rehabs in West Des Moines which provide the most superior outcomes are those which call for at least a 3 month stint in an inpatient or residential drug rehabilitation facility. Extensive drug rehab program in West Des Moines like this offer an atmosphere which is conducive to the type of therapeutic process that individuals will endure to be considered rehabilitated. Quickie detoxification programs or outpatient alcohol and drug treatment centers in West Des Moines are often ineffective in resolving serious cases of substance abuse, and men and women and their loved ones should not be disillusioned by the attractiveness of a quick or easy fix type of program. It can often take as long as a year in an inpatient or residential alcohol and drug treatment program in West Des Moines including substantial aftercare support to guarantee a person doesn't relapse and will flourish in the real word after treatment is complete.

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  • AA Meetings in West Des Moines:
  • New Beginnings
    28th And Ashworth
    West Des Moines, IA. 50266

    Sunday - 7:00 PM
  • New Hope
    74th And Ashworth
    West Des Moines, IA. 50266

    Sunday - 5:00 PM
  • Freedom Hall
    74th And Ashworth
    West Des Moines, IA. 50266

    Saturday - 9:00 AM
  • NA meetings in West Des Moines:
  • Lutheran Church of Hope
    Ashworth Rd & Jordan Creek Pkwy
    West Des Moines, IA. 50266

    Saturday - 7:30 PM
  • Al-Anon Meetings in West Des Moines:
  • NULL
    Jordan Creek Parkway & Ashworth Rd.
    West Des Moines, IA.

    Sunday - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday - 8:00 PM
    Thursday - 10:00 AM