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Why is AOD Misuse a Healthy Oconto County Focus Area?
  • Nearly 1 in 4 Oconto County adults report excessive drinking in the last 30 days.
    • Source: Wisconsin County Health Rankings
  • Over 1 in 3 (37%) of Oconto County high school students currently drink alcohol, a drop from 2010, but still higher than Wisconsin's overall percentage (30%).
    • Source: 2010 and 2017 Online Youth Risk Behavior Surveys
  • Hospitalizations and emergency department visits for opioid overdoses more than doubled from 39 in 2005 to 83 in 2017.
    • Source: Wisconsin Interactive Statistics On Health
AOD Misuse Focus Area Vision and Mission Statements
Vision: Oconto County has a safe, healthy culture for responsible alcohol and drug use.
Mission: Healthy Oconto County provides the framework to foster a culture of safe and responsible use of alcohol and drugs through community action, collaboration, education and resource connection.

Action Teams
  • Create a Culture of Health
  • Increase Access to Treatment
  • Reduce Access to AOD