Addiction & Substance Use
Al-Anon’s purpose is to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Similarly: Alateen is our recovery program for young people. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members. See website above for meeting locations.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS IS A FELLOWSHIP OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE: STRENGTH AND HOPE WITH EACH OTHER THAT THEY MAY SOLVE THEIR COMMON PROBLEM AND HELP OTHERS TO RECOVER FROM ALCOHOLISM. THE ONLY REQUIREMENT FOR MEMBERSHIP IS A DESIRE TO STOP DRINKING. THERE ARE NO DUES OR FEES FOR A.A. MEMBERSHIP WE ARE SELF-SUPPORTING THROUGH OUR OWN CONTRIBUTIONS. A.A. IS NOT ALLIED WITH ANY SECT: DENOMINATION: POLITICS: ORGANIZATION OR INSTITUTION DOES NOT WISH TO ENGAGE IN ANY CONTROVERSY: NEITHER ENDORSES NOR OPPOSES ANY CAUSES. OUR PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO STAY SOBER AND HELP OTHER ALCOHOLICS TO ACHIEVE SOBRIETY.
The Chippewa County Recovery and Wellness Consortium (RWC) is a resource for those individuals experiencing a mental health emergency: mental illness and or a substance use disorder. Since approximately 2009: we are no longer a provider of services in the traditional sense. Instead: our expertise lies in the area of service facilitation. What that means is we have knowledge of those in the community who can provide the services consumers need to further their journey in recovery. Some of these services include psychiatry: mental health and substance abuse counseling: supported employment and individual skill development to name just a few. Programs offering participation in these services include Crisis: Community Support Program (CSP): Mental Health Commitments and Comprehensive Community Services (CCS). Program eligibility varies but usually includes functional and financial requirements.
Substance abuse services are provided to individuals who have an inability to pay for services elsewhere or are referred by Department of Human Services staff. Services are provided based on assessed need and assessment of where an individual is in the process of change.
The Eau Claire County Behavioral Health Clinic offers outpatient counseling for folks with mental health and/or substance abuse concerns. If you’re a resident of Eau Claire County, our team of experienced and compassionate therapists and staff are ready to help you.