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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Webster County High School and Middle Schools are participating in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, January 22-25, 2019. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner in 2016, and alcohol has been added as a topic area for the week. NIDA and NIAAA are part of the National Institutes of Health.

Tuesday was Alcohol awareness, Wednesday was Nicotine awareness, today is Marijuana awareness, and Friday will be Opioids awareness.

 

 

Trending Substances in Webster County

 

“Trending Drugs in Webster County was presented by Billy Braden and Todd Jones on January 16th at the Extension Office. Local and state statistics were provided on youth drug and alcohol use. Information was provided on the number of overdose EMS calls, hospitalizations and deaths in Webster County for 2016-2018.

Social Service statistics were provided on the percentage of children who are placed in foster or relative care due to drug use at home.

Drug use signs to look for such as behavioral changes, personality shifts, hygiene problems, health issues, school/work concerns and suspicious items found at home or in the car were discussed.

An addict who is now in recovery shared the story of her journey into addiction which began at the age of 11.

Treatment Resources include:
**KY Help Call Center (1-833-859-4356)
**Find Help Now (www.findhelpnowky.org)
**KY State Police Sponsors the Angel Initiative
(http://kentuckystatepolice.org/angel-initiative/)
**Casey’s Law–provides a means of intervening with someone who is unable to recognize his/her need for treatment. Parents, relatives and/or friends may petition the court for treatment on behalf of the impaired person.

River Valley Behavioral Health (Owensboro) 800-737-0696

Outpatient/EARLY INTERVENTION YOUTH DIVERSION PROGRAM (for youth who are at risk of substance abuse, or who fall in between Prevention Services and actual substance abuse treatment services)

Cumberland Hall (Hopkinsville) 270-886-1919

Inpatient/Outpatient Adolescence

 Rivendell Behavioral Health (Bowling Green) 1-800-548-2621

Inpatient/Outpatient/Adolescence

 Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health (Radcliff) 270-351-9444

Female Adolescence Inpatient/Outpatient

Support our Webster County True Blue drug free initiative by wearing blue the first day of each month. True Blue t-shirts are available at Barns and Blooms in Dixon and Elite Screen Printing in Henderson.

Webster County Celebrates TRUE COLORS Week October 22-26

October 2018, Webster County combined Red Ribbon, Safe Schools, and Character Counts celebrations into a TRUE COLORS Week focusing each day on a color representing the 6Pillars of Character Counts.  The Webster County Youth Council and True Blue Crew kicked the week off with an assembly at each school presenting skits and anti-drug/positive choice speeches. Prior to TRUE COLORS Week, students at the elementary schools were given the task of making Character Counts banners to be displayed in their school. The best school-wide banner and the best class banner were selected with an announcement made during the TRUE COLORS assemblies with Providence Elementary winning the best school banner and Mrs. Jones 6th Grade Class from Sebree winning the best class banner.  The following pictures are just a few memories from the 2018 Webster County TRUE COLORS Week:

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Character Counts in Webster County

The Character Counts Citizenship spotlight of the week goes to Lakeview Baptist Church in Dixon. Webster County KY-ASAP True Blue DFC Coalition greatly appreciates Bro. Jody Hughes, David Phillips, and JC Jackson, from Lakeview Baptist Church, for putting the True Blue signs up around the county. We would also like to thank the individuals and agencies who allowed a sign to be placed on their property.