Med Drop Box Sites
To make it easier for citizens to dispose of their expired or unwanted medications – both prescription and over-the-counter – medication drop boxes are available throughout the Fifth Congressional District in conjunction with police agencies and local governments.Read more
Photos from the 5 free Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps in 2014, taught by former UK all-star Jeff Sheppard, are now available.Read more
Stay informed about the anti-drug programs, activities and trainings that are going on in your community and across the Fifth Congressional District.Read more
One life at a time…
Opioid painkiller prescribing varies widely among states
Health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2012 – many more in some states than in others – according to a Vital Signs report released July 2, 2014, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that highlights the danger of overdose. The report also has an example of a state that reversed its overdose trend.