Through collaborating with Columbia County communities, we identify, guide, support, lead and advocate for prevention and recovery strategies to decrease the occurrence of substance abuse in our county.


Create a healthier Columbia County with sustainable drug-free communities.

The history of parcc

Members from all sectors of Columbia County, WI began meeting in February of 2015 to address the issue of opiate use in our county in response to the heroin crisis. At these meetings, the group worked to identify needs and action steps in the following areas: Prevention/Prepare, Harm Reduction/Response and Treatment/Recovery. The group continues to meet monthly.

During the summer of 2016, a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Coordinator was hired in Columbia County. PARCC had advocated for a MAT Program so our county can provide Columbia County residents 24/7 heroin and opioid help. The MAT Coordinator helps residents access treatment and support for their opioid addictions. For more information about the Columbia County Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program, please click here.

OUR commitment


1) Provide more community education opportunities, education of our youth, trauma informed care training, training on mental health issues and prescribing practices and environmental policies

2) Foster community partnerships by supporting public health initiatives

3) Support law enforcement partnerships through alcohol and tobacco compliance checks, DRE trainings and support of drug interdiction efforts

4) Support Drug Take Back Day efforts

5) Support harm reduction efforts, such as Narcan trainings & providing FREE medication lock boxes

6) Support the Medication Assisted Treatment Recovery & Support (MATRS) program, Columbia County OWI Court, Drug Treatment Court, and similar evidence-based efforts working to reduce overdoses and encourage recovery

7) Work to reduce stigma and increase awareness of the disease of addiction