Sieda Substance Abuse Services

Sieda Substance Abuse Services


Sieda Community Action is a community-based organization dedicated to serving individuals and families across 10 counties in the state of Iowa. Located in downtown Centerville, less than two hours southeast from Des Moines, Sieda’s state-licensed, outpatient-based behavioral health and substance use treatment services are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Treatment for substance abuse begins with an initial evaluation which leads to a comprehensive treatment plan. Sieda Community Action offers individualized outpatient care at various levels for children, teens, and adults in need.

Sieda Community Action’s intensive outpatient program (IOP) meets for nine or more hours each week, while those in the extended track come together for less than nine hours per week. Programming may involve counseling sessions, educational classes, and coping skills workshops. The facility also offers a 12-hour educational class for individuals charged with driving while intoxicated. According to the facility’s website the specialized track is designed to satisfy state requirements for license reinstatement. The facility also offers an adult drug court, as well as parenting workshops.

Along with substance use-related concerns, the facility also offers support groups for gambling addiction and counseling for depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and other co-occurring disorders. Aftercare and referrals to community-based resources to support recovery are also provided.


There is currently no information provided by the organization regarding its treatment staff. However, out of five stars, the single alum polled by to date gave three stars for the staff’s level of training and experience, four stars for their professionalism, and two stars for their availability.


The sole alum polled by to date had mixed perspectives on the IOP. The alum found certain “Distraction tools” and humor helpful, but wished greater focus was allocated to coping skills development and neuroscience. “There wasn’t enough discussion of the myriad of available coping skills or the modern neuroscience of addiction,” the alum wrote. Despite their complaints, the alum gave five out of five stars for the effectiveness of treatment, the facility’s discharge planning, and the cost-worthiness of treatment.


While has yet to receive feedback from staff to date, secondary sources revealed one moderate staff opinion of the facility. On Glassdoor, the one staff review available gave the facility a three out of five-star rating[1]. While the reviewer felt the facility offered rewarding work, they also reported that high staff turnover and staff shortages were concerns.


Clients receiving most behavioral and mental health services can pay for treatment using income-based fees, Medicaid, or private insurance. However, sliding-based fees are not available for the 12-hour driving while intoxicated program.


Sieda Substance Abuse Services Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • There was a lot of sobriety-related, but not very informational, film viewings. We had a few discussions, but I wish there were secular addiction treatment groups, like SMART Recovery available in the community, since I was using psychiatric medication and valued their therapeutic properties. It was an intensive outpatient program. Distraction tools & sobriety-positive humor were helpful. There wasn't enough discussion of the myriad of available coping skills or the modern neuroscience of addiction.