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Kathleen R. Weinberg, MSN, RN, Executive Director

Resources Available for Nurses Dealing With Substance Use and/or Mental Health Concerns During the Pandemic

June 25, 2021

Online Resources

The Iowa Board of Nursing would like to share some of the resources available for nurses needing assistance with recovery and wellness. These resources include online self-help meetings, self-care resources, and/or sessions with providers using telehealth methods. None of the individual resources listed below are endorsed over any others and are meant as examples only.

State Resources

Your Life Iowa: Resource if you or someone you know if facing a problem with alcohol, drugs, gambling, mental health, and/or suicidal thoughts, online chat, text, or call -

Iowa Department of Public Health -

Iowa Nurses Association -

National Alliance on Mental Illness (Iowa Chapter) -

Mutual Support Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Online Intergroup of AA -

Narcotics Anonymous (NA):

Overeaters Anonymous (OA):

Gambling Anonymous (GA):

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA): Meetings for anyone who would like to improve their relationships. -

Alateen and Al-Anon: Meetings for family and friends that may be concerned about someone’s alcohol/drug use. -

Hazelden Betty Ford: The Daily Pledge is an online meeting for anyone interested in recovery. You will need to create an account to login in for meetings. -

National Substance Use and Mental Health Resources

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism -

National Institute on Drug Abuse -

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration -

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) - Substance Use Disorder Resources -


Updated 6/25/2021