July 22, 2013
Drugs are an increasingly serious problem in Marathon County. The illegal manufacture, sale and abuse of heroin, prescription drugs and other illicit drugs such as methamphetamines is increasing in our county. This, in turn, threatens the public safety and health of our families, friends and neighbors.
In order to combat this growing threat, the Marathon County Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Partnership has launched Pushback Against Drugs, a public awareness initiative to raise awareness of the scope of illicit drug use in Marathon County and inspire public involvement and actions that help Prevent, Enforce and Treat drug abuse. Over 250 organizations, agencies, groups and individuals have committed to the Pushback Against Drugs campaign.
Marathon County Public Library is proud to be part of that effort. The AODA Partnership will be presenting programs at the Headquarters Library in the near future on the drug problem in Marathon County. The Library will also be providing informational materials at all locations. Watch for future postings.