Portage County Drug /Alcohol Intervention

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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Feb 19 Burnsville Minnesota

Residents are invited to a drug and alcohol prevention program sponsored by the Burnsville Police Department, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 and Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge.

The free event will feature teens sharing their personal stories of addiction and recovery — and how they kept the substance abuse hidden from their parents.

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High school addiction fundraiser

Interesting story about a high school in Indiana hosting a fundraiser for teens who have addiction problems.

Very inspirational

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