Portage County is developing new community efforts to increase screening, intervention and treatment for youth affected by drug and alcohol addiction.
The county received a grant in 2014 for $120,909 from the state’s Department of Health Services to develop programs for juveniles affected by alcohol and other drug abuse, or AODA.
Although the county had received the grant in the past, the state changed its guidelines a few years ago and made the grant competitive statewide.
Portage County was one of five counties to receive funding.
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