substance abuse

Addictions counselor accused of having sex with client

BY: - July 22, 2021

The Iowa Board of Social Work has accused an Iowa-licensed social worker of sending videos and texts of a sexual nature to a client. The board alleges Kristal Lake of Kimballton sent sexually explicit text messages, photos and videos to a client. She is charged by the board with making suggestive, lewd, lascivious or improper […]

Counselor disciplinary records kept secret by Iowa board

BY: - July 9, 2020

The Iowa Board of Certification oversees the practice of 1,400 substance abuse counselors in the state, but virtually all of its work is kept confidential. Unlike state-run licensing boards that oversee social workers, EMTs, nurses and doctors, the Iowa Board of Certification is a privately run, nonprofit corporation funded entirely by fees charged for training […]