Alcohol & Other Drugs

The "Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Prevention Partnership Coalition" is collaboration to address the strong alcohol culture and rising substance abuse across Wood County. There is a need to strengthen prevention and support so that the criminal justice system is not used as the means to access treatment facilities for addiction and mental health issues. 

Mental health and substance abuse are linked. This leads to a vicious cycle of loss of job, troubled relationships, downward spiral.
— Wood County Medical Provider

To join the Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Prevention Partnership Coalition, please contact Ashley Normington at 715-421-8923 or


Vision: Happy, Healthy, and Thriving.

Mission: Creating safe and healthy communities for youth and adults by preventing and reducing harmful substance use.

Focus on: Alcohol, Prescription Drugs (Opioids), Heroin, Methamphetamine, Marijuana

Our Goals:

  1. Reduce and prevent underage drinking and unhealthy adult alcohol use and consumption.

  2. Reduce and prevent the misuse of prescription drugs, methamphetamine, and heroin.

  3. Reduce and prevent the use of marijuana.


Agendas and Downloads

  • Coming Soon!

Current Partners: Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin, Ascension Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Aspirus Riverview Foundation, Aspirus Riverview Hospital, ATTIC Correctional Services, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, City of Wisconsin Rapids, Community volunteers, Compass Counseling, Crossview Church (formerly Woodlands Church), Faith Baptist Church, Family Center, Grand Rapids Police Department, Hannah Center, Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Helping Hands Gospel Mission, Incourage Community Foundation, Legacy Foundation of Central Wisconsin, Marshfield Area United Way, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps, Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach, Marshfield Police Department, Marshfield Public Library, Mid-State Technical College, Moravian Church, NAMI Wood-Portage Counties, Nekoosa Police Department, Nicolet Staffing, North Central Workforce Development, Opportunity Development Center (ODC), Opportunity Inc., Paper City Savings, Personal Development Center (PDC), Pittsville Police Department, Pittsville Public School District, Port Edwards Police Department, Positive Alternatives, Saint Vincent De Paul Outreach Center, School District of Marshfield, School District of Nekoosa, Solarus, State Public Defenders Office, State Veterans Outreach, Tobacco Free Coalition of Central Wisconsin, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, United States Department of Agriculture, United Way of Inner Wisconsin, Victory Christian Church, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Wisconsin Division of Probation and Parole, Wisconsin Rapids Community Media, Wisconsin Rapids Police Department, Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools, Wood County Courts, Wood County District Attorneys Office, Wood County Drug Treatment Court, Wood County Health Department, Wood County Human Services Department, Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Wood County UW Extension, Wood County Veteran’s Association, Wood County Veteran’s Services, WoodTrust Bank.