NewStart Addiction Treatment

If you are trying to access NewStart services, please visit the NewStart patient care page.

NewStart is a comprehensive chemical dependency rehabilitation program, offering confidential, caring treatment for adults suffering the effects of substance abuse. Founded more than 35 years ago, the NewStart program has helped individuals and families find their way toward recovery.

The UnityPoint Health – Meriter team of physicians, counselors and registered nurses design individual care plans that may include referral for inpatient detox and stabilization, therapy sessions, recovery medication, support groups and continuing care relapse prevention. 

Gifts to the NewStart program offer hope to hundreds of individuals and families, each year. The program has ongoing needs, which include funding of new therapy approaches, activities for patients, resource materials for families and educational training for staff.