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The Marathon County Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Partnership is a local 501c3 nonprofit who’s mission is to be a community alliance who leads education, awareness and prevention efforts to reduce substance abuse. Nearing their 30th anniversary as an organization, the AOD Partnership is known throughout the state as one of the top examples of how community collaborations can work to reduce the impact of substance abuse. The AOD Partnership provide trainings, conducts assessments, advocates for policies and programs, and supports community partners to reduce duplication while encouraging shared resources.

RaRaa has worked with AOD of Marathon County to support local events such as a public presentation of the "Written Off" documentary. RaRaa has also worked with the AOD to provide materials for the Mock Bedroom Drug presentation. 

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Support the expansion of My Choice – A school-based program that supports and empowers local youth by childhood trauma to believe: "I am strong! I have a choice! My life is what I make it!" Goal setting, positive decision making, positive adult relationships, communication skills, and breaking the cycle of addiction/abuse are the focus for "My Choice." This group works directly with the community to provide a variety of life learning opportunities for students. RaRaa has supported students participating in the My Choices within the Wausau School District. The students in the 2018 group made sun catchers for the 2018 RaRaa Run as part of a community outing.

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The Nar-Anon Family Groups offer support and peace of mind for those with feelings of desperation concerning their loved ones that are dealing with addiction. 
We look forward to being able to continue supporting programs throughout Central Wisconsin that are addressing the addiction issues within our community.