To eliminate the misuse of alcohol and other drugs in Marathon County.
Community attitudes and behaviors promote responsible and legal use of alcohol and other substances.
In an effort to reduce the burden of alcohol and other drug abuse in Marathon County, the Board of Directors have identified underage drinking, impaired driving, heroin and prescription drug abuse as top priority areas in a recent strategic planning. It is our commitment to continue assessing the community to ensure that coalition efforts will continue to address drug-related issues impacting public health and safety. 2013 Strategic Planning Summary (PDF).
The Marathon County Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Partnership is a substance abuse prevention coalition with a membership consisting of over 250 individuals and organizations representing area schools, local law enforcement, city and county government, health care professionals, civic and community groups, parents and youth. As of September 2013, over 600 people from throughout Wisconsin receive the electronic Weekly Update.
The Marathon County AOD Partnership has been in existence for decades, marking its 25th anniversary in 2013. In 2010 this coalition changed, multiple substance abuse coalitions joined forces to reduce substance abuse in Marathon County. This restructuring helped to avoid duplication of efforts, increase in collaborations, and a decrease in attaining resources.
Check out what our partners say about us in our 2013 Partner Survey (PDF)
What People Are Saying...
"Thank you to Marathon County AOD Partnership for continuing to share this excellent resource."
-Chris Wardlow, Wisconsin Prevention Network
Leadership of the Marathon County AOD Partnership consists of 15 individuals voted onto the Board of Directors by the entire Partnership. This dedicated group meets regularly to provide guidance and conduct strategic planning to impact substance abuse in Marathon County, as well as sustainability & coalition capacity building.