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Alcohol & Other Drug Addictions (AODA)

(c) clasped-hands-541849_1920 Dreamstime.comGetting started on the road to recovery? Thinking about what recovery could look like? Know that you are not alone. Many have struggled to stop using alcohol and/or drugs. Brown County has Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction (AODA) services you need to get help for yourself or a loved one. (If you are trying to help a loved one with an addiction, remember that you cannot make someone stop drinking or using drugs. However, you can provide support.)

While ADRC staff are not the experts in AODA or mental health concerns (and do not provide direct case management), staff can help you & your loved ones get the information you need to support your journey.

ADRC has two resources to help you connect with AODA services in Brown County:

1) Beginning the Journey: Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery, Helping a Loved One with an Addiction

This booklet shows you the options available for your individual situation, giving you explanations on when resources might be appropriate, plus how to access & pay for those resources.


2) Getting Help: Alcohol & Other Drug Addiction (AODA) Treatment Providers of Brown County

This resource provides a list of the different agencies offering AODA services in Brown County.


Use the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator, a national database, to find a service provider in your area.

If you are looking for counseling agencies that also offer mental health support, downloand ADRC & Family Service's Brown County Community Counseling Resources listing. This resource notes what payment types are accepted at each agency, and if any currently have a waiting list.


Getting Immediate Help

24-hour Crisis Center Hotline
920-436-8888
http://www.familyservicesnew.org/crisis-center/

The Crisis Center of Family Services provides free, professional, short- term counseling for any situation, including: alcohol and drug abuse, depression, relationship issues, and suicide. Counselors talk with you about your situation & the kind of help you need.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
920-432-2600
www.aagreenbay.com

Get help for a problem with alcohol. Staff provides information on how to get started on your recovery journey. Learn about AA meetings for those recovering from alcoholism and/or alcohol abuse (various locations & times throughout Brown County).


Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
866-285-7830
www.wisconsinna.org

Get help for a drug addiction.Staff provides information on how to get started on your recovery journey. Learn about NA meetings for those recovering from drug addiction (various locations & times).

Al-Anon/Al-Ateen
920-430-1420
www.afg-grb.org

Support for loved ones of alcoholics. Meetings are for loved ones, not those recovering (various locations & times).

DarJune Recovery Community Center & Services
920-676-5350
1301 S. Broadway St., Green Bay

Recovery coaches/mentors help with AODA issues at this sobriety center/café. Provides a safe place to gather, with regular programs & support groups.



Brown County Coalition for Suicide PreventionBrown County Coalitionfor Suicide Prevention

The Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention is made up of many organizations working together to provide education and promote awareness for suicide prevention, and overcome the stigma of suicide. Go to their website Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention for more information. Scroll down for link to their brochure.

Learn How to Save a Life with QPR
You may be in the best possible position to prevent suicide. Much like CPR or the Heimlich maneuver, the fundamentals of QPR* are easily learned and like CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, the application of QPR may SAVE a life. QPR is designed to teach you how to identify someone considering suicide and help them get the assistance they need. QPR consists of three life-saving skills…

How to QUESTION a person about suicide

How to PERSUADE the person to get help

How to REFER the person to the appropriate resources

QPR, Question, Persuade, Refer training is available for your staff, organization members, church group, etc.

To learn more about the Coalition for Suicide Prevention or about QPR training, contact Tana Koss at 920-436-4360, ext: 1252 or tkoss@familyservicesnew.org.


Below are links to websites, brochures and booklets that will help you learn more about services available to you in Brown County.

Call (920) 448-4300, an Information & Assistance Specialists is available to talk about your unique situation or answer questions you have about this information or email at bc.adrc@co.brown.wi.us.

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Alcohol & Other Drug Addiction (AODA)

Employment

  • Employment Guide: Employment Resources for Older Adults & Adults with Disabilities
    A booklet on employment options, which includes information on job assistance for seniors, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Find descriptions on the different Social Security Administration Work Incentive programs, how to find employment funding, assistive technology equipment in the workplace, and legal issues & advocacy surrounding employment.

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