WC True Blue attends 30th Annual CADCA National Leadership Forum

WC True Blue was represented at the annual CADCA Forum, February 2-6, 2020, by Melea Ramin, Coalition Chairperson, and Donna Bumpus, DFC Coordinator.  Participants attended workshops on Youth Vaping; Gen-Z Marketing: Engaging the next Generation; Impacts of Marijuana Legalization; Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Rural Communities; Building Partnerships with Law Enforcement; and Exploring the Intersections of Opioids, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Suicide.

While attending the conference, WC True Blue was recognized as Runners Up for the National Dose of Prevention Award. The Dose of Prevention Award is sponsored by the Consumer Healthcare products Association (CHPA) and CADCA, this award recognizes member coalitions that have helped raise awareness about the dangers of over-the-counter cough medicine misuse and prescription drug misuses in their community during National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month in October, 2019.

WCMS True Blue Crew

The Webster County Middle School True Blue Crew recently participated in the APEX after school program. Crew members served as peer leaders introducing team building and Character Counts activities to their classmates.

True Blue in 2020

On December 9, 2019, Judge Executive, Steve Henry, proclaimed the first day of each month in 2020 TRUE BLUE DAY in Webster County. On the first day of each month, all Webster County citizens are encouraged to wear royal blue in support of a drug free community. When the first falls on a weekend, we celebrate on the Friday prior to the first.

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Take-back day — everyday in WC!

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October 26, 2019 is National Take-Back Day, but in Webster County you can drop prescription medications at these permanent locations:

Dixon Drug Store – Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00

Clay Drug Store – Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00, Saturday, 9:00-12:00

Webster County Sheriff’s Office – Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00

Providence Police Department – Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00

Don’t let others misuse unused prescription medications from your home!

October: National Medicine Abuse Month

October is “National Medicine Abuse” Month. According to surveys from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 20 percent of teens say they have taken a prescription drug without having a prescription for it themselves, and 5 percent report abusing OTC cough
medicine to get high.

Help prevent medicine abuse: TALK to your teen about prescription and OTC cough medicine abuse. Teens listen, even if they act like they don’t. In fact, teens who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are 50 percent less likely to use drugs.

Learn more: FactSheet-Teens (1)

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The Adolescent Brain and Substance Abuse Training 9/11/19

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Webster County was fortunate to have Dr. Patrick Withrow, Director of Outreach and Physician Advisor for Baptist Health Paducah, speak on the adolescent brain and substance misuse on 9/11/19. Dr. Withrow educated the group about the danger of E-cigs, alcohol, and other drugs on the brain.

A special thank you to the collaborating partners: Webster County Community Education, Webster County Health Coalition, Baptist Health Madisonville, UK Cooperative Extension Service, and the Webster County Senior Center.

Coming soon – an announcement for the next Ky-ASAP True Blue community Lunch-and-Learn!

Turning WC Blue…TRUE BLUE that is!

The Webster County KY-ASAP True Blue Board and Crew members have been in the community this summer providing information and changing the physical design.  Crew members have given away nearly 200 yard signs, over 100 balloons to children and information to parents at the Providence 4th of July Celebration, WC Blue Ribbon Days, WC FRYSC Readyfest, Dixon Volunteer Day, Sebree Sesquicentennial Celebration and will have a booth at Onton Hay Days and Ducky Days later this month.

If you have a community event you would like for us to attend, please message us or contact our office at (270) 639-0383.

 

4th of July Event

Webster County True Blue will have an information table at the Providence 4th of July Event, Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. until the fireworks begin around 9:30.  Stop by for information on how to talk to your children about drugs and bring your children to get a special treat.

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True Blue Signs

Are you wondering where you can get a TRUE BLUE yard sign? Message us or pick up a sign at the Webster County Board of Education. Start a conversation with your friends and family about why you support a DRUG FREE WEBSTER COUNTY!

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