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Prescription Drug Work Group

Objective: To decrease the misuse of prescription drugs

Cathy Vannatten, leader
Joy Graham
Melanie Anderson
Michelle Graves
Susan Clarkson
Sarah Absten

Suggested Links:
CADCA Prevent RX Abuse Toolkit

National Family Partnership, organizers of Red Ribbon Week and sponsors of the Lock Your Meds campaign

Work Group Activities:

Monroe County CARES recently participated in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The Coalition Collected 36.5 pounds of medications that day that were disposed of by the Kentucky State Police. 

There are two Prescription Drug Drop Box locations in Tompkinsville: The Monroe County Sherriff's Department and the Tompkinsville Police Department.
Prescription Drug Drop Box
They are available to the public as a disposal site for unwanted prescriptions. Click here to see what medications are accepted and to learn more about the drop box.

CARES provides prescription drug lock boxes as ways to safely store medications. Boxes are available upon request and at CARES community events, such as the annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Pictured above is the current CARES prescription drug awareness billboard, located by the Getwell Pharmacy in Tompkinsville.