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 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)
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!
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.
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.
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!
On May 22, 2019, Webster County High School Youth True Blue Crew hosted the 1st Annual True Blue Camp. Students who participated in True Blue Crews at the elementary schools and the middle school during the 2018-2019 school year were invited to attend. True Blue members participated in team building activities facilitated by WCHS True Blue Crew members. Crew members also initiated the process of developing TRUE BLUE Youth Action Plans for the 2019-2020 school year which they will presented to school principals for approval. The one day TRUE BLUE Camp was funded by the Kentucky Youth Empowerment System and Drug Free Communities grants.
Webster County True Blue, Youth Council, Latino Alliance, Skills USA, FCA, FCCLA, FFA, and HOSA are sponsoring a “CELEBRATE FREE” campaign during the month of May. The end of a school year is the time to celebrate prom, senior night, graduation, and summer break. The sponsoring clubs would like to remind students and parents/guardians that everyone should celebrate, BUT should celebrate FREE from drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and other harmful choices.
This is a great time for parents to host a drug, alcohol, and tobacco FREE gathering for students and their peers. The Youth True Blue Crew would like to remind parents/guardians that students can have a great time while CELEBRATING FREE!
Webster County 8th grade students participated in Truth and Consequences on April 26, 2019. Students randomly selected a scenario involving Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, or other harmful choices which required them to conference with professionals from the community. Students learned the consequences of risky decisions and the importance of being drug free. Truth and Consequences is an initiative of the UK Extension Co-op, and is co-sponsor by several community agencies.
The following is a sample scenario with the professionals listed who conferenced with students:
During an announced drug search, the drug dog identified pills (possibly Lortab) in the binding of one of the books in your locker. The principal turned you over to the police.
1 School Resource Officer
2 Court Designated or Juvenile Justice Dept. Worker
3 County Attorney/Federal Prosecutors