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Joint Community Substance Abuse Programs

Partnering to Prevent Substance Abuse in Our Communities

Knowledge and awareness are powerful tools against addiction in our commnity. Those struggling with addiction cannot do it alone — support networks of friends, family and the larger community can make an important difference in a person’s battle to overcome addiction.  The more our community members understand the nature of addiction, the better prepared they are to recognize addictive behaviors and support those battling addiction.

If you are interested in a addiction awareness and prevention presentation, please contact North Central Health Care Communications & Marketing at 715-848-4309.  

Our experienced team members:  

  • Work closely with the Health and Safety Committee on ordinances related to the sale of alcohol, drugs, and drug-related paraphernalia. 
  • Attend community Council meetings and presents information regarding addiction to the Council. 
  • Are in partnership with the Wausau Mayor’s office Neighbor to Neighbor program, NCHC makes visits to neighborhoods with increasing crime rates and drug-related activity. We help residents of these neighborhoods form drug-prevention groups and provide leadership training. 
  • Are an active committee member of:  
    • United Way Health Committee and Speaker Bureau  
    • Community Advisory Board Member of Aspirus Women’s Health Clinic  
    • Neighbor to Neighbor 
    • AOD Partnership 
    • Gang Task Force  
  • Presents addiction and drug-prevention information at conferences/progams, including: 
    • Marshfield Clinic M. A. Conference at Marshfield Clinic  
    • R-Tech Emergency Nursing Conferences 
    • RATC Medical Conference 
    • Aspirus Nurses Conference
    • Aspirus Trauma Conferences 
    • Ministry Spirit Trauma Confence  
    • Wisconsin Department off Public Instruction Teen Conference  
    • National At Risk Teachers Conference 
    • Consortium Of Schools Conference 
    • Central Wisconsin Educators Conference 
    • Narenwich State Conference 
    • STUCO Conference  
  • Offers drug-education and addiction services training to staff at regional offices, community organizations and governmental offices, including:  
    • Social Services Department 
    • Social Security Department 
    • Boys and Girls Club 
    • Area businesses  
    • Alliance for Hispanic Out Reach & Hispanic Community Programs 
    • Americorp staff 
    • Area helicopter, first responder and  fire/ambulance staff 
    • Good Samaritan Hospital 
    • Langlade Memorial Hospital 
    • Langlade County Social services 
    • Area churches 
    • Regional Foster Parent Trainings  
  • Has established addiction awareness and prevention partnerships with:  
    • Wausau Mayor’s Office 
    • Department of Justice 
    • Area police, fire and sheriff departments 
    • Community Development 
    • The Women’s Community 
    • Salvation Army 
    • Neighbors Place 
    • Marathon County Health Department 
    • Parents Supporting Parents 
    • University of Wisconsin - Marathon County Political Science Dept. 
    • Americorp 
    • Aspirus Hospital 
    • St. Clare's Hospital