April is Alcohol Awareness Month

a_beer_in_a_pubExcessive alcohol use increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer.  This April during Alcohol Awareness Month, Oneida County Health Department encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.  To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse, Oneida County Health Department is joining other organizations across the country to honor Alcohol Awareness Month. 

If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting.  Here are some strategies to help you cut back or stop drinking: 

  • Limit your drinking to no more than 1 drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men.
  • Keep track of how much you drink.
  • Don’t drink when you are upset.
  • Avoid places where people drink a lot.
  • Make a list of reasons not to drink.

If you are concerned about someone else’s drinking, offer to help. 

HOPE LINE: 800 NCACALL (24 hour Affiliate referral)

Join the Oneida County Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Coalition, (AODA) Coalition:  Meetings are held 10:30-1200 on the 4th Monday of even months at the Oneida County Health Dept.  (Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., & Dec.)   715-369-6111.

Resources: http://www.ncadd.org/ and US Dept. of Health and Human Services search healthfinder.gov

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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.