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Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Program

Wood County Human Services provides AODA Outpatient Services to individuals residing in Wood County. AODA Services are offered at Wood County River Block Building (Map) as well as on Wednesdays at a branch office in Marshfield called the Chestnut Street Office located within the Wood County Annex & Health Center (Map) (on the grounds of Norwood Health Center).

Individuals meet with a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor who complete a drug/alcohol assessment and based on the results of the assessment are referred to one of the available treatment programs.

If you feel you need help with a drug or alcohol problem contact the Outpatient Clinic receptionist to set up an appointment. In Wisconsin Rapids, call 715-421-8840. In Marshfield, call 715-384-2188.

The initial appointment will include a review of financial responsibility with a business office staff member.

Programs Available

Day Treatment Program

A five-week program designed to assist the individual and family in building a recovery support system and maintain a life free from alcohol and other drugs. The group meets on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon). Clients in this program are also given the opportunity to meet with an AODA Counselor on an individual basis. This program allows individuals to seek help while living with families and continuing to work.

Intensive Outpatient Program

The goals of this program are to provide knowledge and resources so clients can take necessary steps to continue the process of recovery. The Intensive Outpatient Program is usually recommended as a program for individuals who have successfully completed Day Treatment and may need further support. This program meets for eight weeks, two times a week. The program is schedule on Monday and Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Relapse Prevention Group

A weekly group for individuals who have had been through an AODA treatment program in the past and want to focus on maintaining their recovery. The group meets every Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Dual Diagnosis Group

This program is for individuals who are dealing with drug or alcohol addiction as well as mental health issues. The group is coordinated by a Mental Health Clinician and an AODA Counselor. The focus of this group help individuals with dual diagnoses learn how to manage issues which may relate to both diagnoses. The group meets every Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is an eight week group however individuals are encourage to attend group until they feel their needs are met.

Underage Diversion Group

A Drug and Alcohol education group for adolescents ages 12 to 18. This program focuses on educating teenagers about the negative effects of substance use. Time is spent on topics including problem solving, negative effects of alcohol, strategies to avoid alcohol use and examining choices in a responsible manner. The program meets four times over the course of two weeks from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (days vary depending on need).

OWI Assessment

Individuals who have been charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) are required to complete an OWI Assessment as part of getting their drivers licensed returned. This is a one hour assessment that is different from a standard AODA assessment and the fee must be paid in full before the assessment can be completed.