The misuse and abuse of alcohol, nicotine, illicit drugs, and prescription medications affect the health and well-being of millions of Americans.  

At CG Public Health we recognize the need for help is great.  Let this page serve as a first step if you or someone you love is in need of help with the misuse or abuse of alcohol, nicotine, illicit drugs, or prescription medicine.


It's not just smoking...

Approximately one in five Iowans are current smokers. Annual health care costs in Iowa directly cause by smoking amounts to $1.49 billion annually.  Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of preventable death in Iowa, the United States, and the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes recommendations for tobacco control and prevention. These strategies fall into three categories:
  • Preventing the initiation of tobacco use by youth;
  • Reducing exposure to secondhand smoke; and
  • Promoting tobacco cessation

CG Public Health works with community partners to further these goals and increase awareness of the tobacco use epidemic.  For more information, or to get involved, please contact Penny McCaslin at 641-421-9329.

Substance Abuse Takes Many Forms.

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Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-9300
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