|Alcohol Abuse & Addiction|
Alcohol and substance abuse lead to serious health problems and financial cost to the community. These health and financial costs can be prevented through education, early intervention, changing social norms, and creating policy. Healthy People Portage County works to impact the community by implementing best practice strategies to achieve the following goals.
Portage County Alcohol & Other Substance Abuse Goals:
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Portage County's community norms will support the responsible use of alcohol.
Portage County retailers will promote responsible use of alcohol and tobacco products
Portage County institutions, community organizations and employers will promote the responsible use of alcohol for sponsored gatherings and events.
Portage County individuals and families will have an increased awareness of the impact from the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, as well as, avaiable community resources to address their impact.
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