Alcohol & Other Drug Use Addiction (AODA)

Addiction to alcohol is a serious problemIn the following links, you will find the information you need to help yourself or a loved one with alcoholism. Get the facts, answers, and assistance that you need to deal with the disease of alcohol addiction or help a loved one with a serious problem.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Meetings | 715-367-7920

Al-Anon and Alateen Meetings |  715-628-0023

Wisconsin Association on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc. | 608-829-1032

Alcohol Addiction and Substance Abuse | 800-559-9503

Partnership for a Drug-Free America

CAGE Questionnaire for Adults

Take this quiz to assess your own alcohol or drug use.

CRAFFT Quiz for Adolescents

Take this quiz to assess your own alcohol and drug use.

LEARN MORE IN OUR Substance Abuse ARTICLES:

Don’t Be a Party to Underage Drinking

Posted on Apr 15th, 2016

The Oneida County Health Department’s AODA Community Coalition, along with the Department of Health Services  is partnering with Drug Free Action…

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Holiday Stress & Smoking

Posted on Dec 28th, 2015

Are the holidays a stressful time for you? If so, you are not alone.  Many report feeling higher levels of stress during the holiday season.  For…

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Lung Cancer Awareness

Posted on Nov 16th, 2015

 November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the time to raise awareness for lung cancer; the deadliest cancer with the lowest survival rate. The…

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Great American Smokeout

Posted on Nov 9th, 2015

The American Cancer Association will be holding their annual Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 19th, 2015. The event was created in 1970…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted on Mar 30th, 2015

Alcoholism and alcohol-related problems touch all Americans, directly or indirectly, and is one of our nation’s leading public health problems.…

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58 Million Nonsmokers In US Are Still Exposed To Secondhand Smoke

Posted on Feb 5th, 2015

Two of every five children -- including seven in 10 black children -- are exposed to secondhand smoke. Although secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in…

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What is Oneida County Doing to Reduce Teen Drug Abuse and How Can You Help?

Posted on Jan 26th, 2015

January 26, 2015 is the start of the National Drug Fact Awareness Week. You can test your current knowledge of Drugs Use and Brain Health at:…

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Tobacco Use Continues Its Toll On Wisconsin

Posted on Jan 17th, 2015

Contact Person: Corie Zelazoski, Community Health Specialist, Oneida County Health Department Costs associated with cigarette smoking continue to…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Nov 11th, 2014

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month—an opportunity to reflect on the effects of lung cancer in Wisconsin families. As a prevention effort, the…

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E-Cigarettes and Our Youth

Posted on Oct 27th, 2014

With little to no regulation on e-cigarettes, many are concerned not only about the long term health effects, but also how our youth are affected. …

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Pregnant Oneida County Women Encouraged to Take Part in First Breath Program to Quit Smoking

Posted on Jul 16th, 2014

It is no secret that breaking an addiction to nicotine is extremely difficult, especially when adding the stress of a pregnancy or a new baby to the…

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Intern To Work With Wisconsin Wins Program

Posted on Jun 13th, 2014

  Meagan Neis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is joining the Wisconsin Wins project and visiting tobacco license holders to find…

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Health Advocates Urge Women to Quit Smoking for National Women’s Health Week

Posted on May 14th, 2014

In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, advocates from the Northwood’s Tobacco-Free Coalition are encouraging women who smoke to quit and…

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SmokeCheck.org Offers Free Training for Tobacco Retailers

Posted on May 9th, 2014

  Every youth deserves a healthy future.  That’s why Wisconsin has a number of rules that restrict tobacco sales to minors.  State Statute…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted on Apr 4th, 2014

Excessive alcohol use increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer.  This April during Alcohol…

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The Great American Smokeout – A Great Reason to Quit!

Posted on Nov 18th, 2013

The American Cancer Society is marking the 38th Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 21st by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Oct 31st, 2013

                                                               More people in…

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October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2013

Do you practice responsible and appropriate use of medicine? Each day in the U.S., nearly 7,000 people abuse or misuse a prescription drug for…

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Wisconsin Wins Shows Illegal Tobacco Sales Rates Down From 2012

Posted on Oct 1st, 2013

Beginning in June, Oneida County Health Department has been conducting Wisconsin Wins tobacco compliance checks in a six county area that includes…

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SmokeCheck.org Offers Free Training for Tobacco Retailers

Posted on May 20th, 2013

Every youth deserves a healthy future.  That’s why Wisconsin has a number of rules that restrict tobacco sales to minors.  State Statute 134.66…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted on Apr 8th, 2013

Last month, the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released a study that states “Excessive Alcohol consumption in Wisconsin is a…

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Wisconsin Wins Program Keeping Tobacco Out of Hands of Youth

Posted on Mar 20th, 2013

Wisconsin has made great strides in decreasing youth tobacco use in Wisconsin.  In 2000, a third of Wisconsin high school students regularly…

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Wisconsin Has Mixed Results in Working to Reduce Tobacco Use

Posted on Jan 18th, 2013

Wisconsin is doing well at reducing tobacco use through high cigarette taxes and a strong smoke free air law, but falls short in adequately funding…

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“I’m going to quit smoking for New Year’s…again…”

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2013

  If you're like most of us, the list you put together in anticipation of the year ahead includes changes you've tried to make before.  Quit…

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Alcohol Awareness

Posted on Dec 26th, 2012

Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America's youth.  Alcohol contributes to the three leading causes of death among 12 to…

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Oneida County Health Department
100 West Keenan Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri

Telephone (715) 369-6111
Fax (715) 369-6112

ochd@co.oneida.wi.us

To report a public health emergency or to report a notifiable disease after hours, please contact dispatch at 715-361-5100.

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Hotlines

Mental Health Hotline - Mental Health Crisis? Forest, Vilas and Oneida County call 1-888-299-1188.

Smoking Cessation - Break free of cigarettes. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Disaster Distress Line - Stress, anxiety, and other depression are common after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or visit the Disaster Distress Line to talk.

Wisconsin First Step – Information on services for children and youth with special needs, their families and providers. Call 1-800-642-7837 to speak with a parent specialist.

Maternal and Child Health Hotline – Call 1-800-722-2295 for information on BadgerCare Plus, WIC, HealthCheck, maternal depression, Prenatal Care Coordination, family planning, developmental screenings, and more.