Powell Chemical Dependency Center

3.7 (12 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
700 East University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316
5152632424 Visit Website
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Treatment Insights

Powell Chemical Dependency Center of Iowa Lutheran Hospital provides treatment services for adults and adolescents who are struggling with substance abuse. Individualized treatment options geared toward healing mind, body and spirit include assessment, medically supervised detoxification, residential and outpatient programs, along with aftercare and recovery skills training designed to support long-term abstinence.

Powell Chemical Dependency Center Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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good program. good counselors.


waste of time.


Staff really cared about each individual. Very perceptive and effective treatment plan. The aftercare was good as well.


This facility does not have even one counselor including the man who runs it that has ever had any kind of addiction themselves. I as a recovering addict can relate to one better that actually underst...


I've been sober almost 3 years now. This treatment center helped me learn the tool coping methods and everything I needed. I have my self esteem back. Strengths included: counselors, rules, groups, on...


It's hard to say how effective this program is, as drug abuse and dependence is such a hard addiction to overcome. I believe this facility tried to help my loved one as best they could, but he was not...


A 7-14 day inpatient program that tried to hold me for 30 days inpatient because of my insurance. It\'s a good program but I think they allow the business side of the program interfere with the actual...


Good counselors. Friendly yet firm staff. Understanding staff


A caring team dedicated to helping my mother recover. I didn't see her as much as I would have liked. My mother recieved the help she needed. Sadly it wasn't lasting help because she is back to her o...


There was both in patient and out patient treatment for alcohol and drugs but too many counselors


Strengths: Strong direction towards AA and NA. Great staff. Great compasion for patients needs. Weaknesses: Size of facility. This program saved my life. The staff is awesome and treats its patients w...


I am so thankful to Powell and the staff for what they did for me, I only wish I would have followed the advice they gave to me just a little more closely and I probably would still have the same sobr...

Areas of Focus
Family Program

Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.


Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.

Key Staff Members
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    Kimberly Brangoccio - Clinical Supervisor

    Kimberly Brangoccio is our clinical supervisor and brings a wealth of experience in guiding successful substance abuse treatment programs. Kim is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Employee Assistance Professional and an Advanced Chemical Dependency Counselor with 30 years of experience. She has been in Des Moines for 16 years and lived and worked in Los Angeles, CA and eastern Iowa prior to that. She is very involved in church and also enjoys running, swimming and entertaining in her leisure time. She is married and has a son and daughter.

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    Deb Gomez - Counselor

    Deb Gomez has worked in the addiction field since 1989. She began as a counselor at the Center for Alcohol and Drug Services in Davenport, Iowa, working with adults in an outpatient setting, and then as the case manager in a women's program. She joined Powell CDC in March of 1999, as an evening outpatient counselor, then as a family counselor. She has been a day treatment counselor since 2002 working with outpatient and residential patients. Deb has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Upper Iowa, and an Associate of Arts Degree from Mary Crest College in Davenport, and she is an advanced certified alcohol and drug counselor (ACADC) in Iowa.