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KY fares well in new drug report

KY fares well in new drug report

A new national report shows Kentucky fares well compared to other states in the number of patients potentially misusing non-prescribed medications or abusing illegal drugs. Kentucky, “which has long been known as an epicenter of the national prescription drug epidemic,” was “noticeably absent” from the top 10 worst performing states in each of three categories studied, according to the...

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A reason to say no to drugs

A reason to say no to drugs

MT. VERNON – A new drug prevention initiative designed to provide youth another way to resist peer pressure to experiment with drugs was launched in Rockcastle County Tuesday, October 14. The “Give Me A Reason” program – a collaborative effort by the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (AHIDTA) and Operation UNITE – will provide free saliva-based drug test kits to parents...

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1,600 pounds of pills collected

1,600 pounds of pills collected

Residents across southern and eastern Kentucky brought 1,656.3 pounds of pills to drop box sites as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 9th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. “Operation UNITE collected unwanted or outdated drugs from each of the 42 drop box locations in our service region,” noted Dan Smoot, president of the anti-drug organization. “Combined with the...

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Hope Wall in Morgan County

WEST LIBERTY – A first glance, the photos lining a display in the Morgan County Judicial Center lobby could be portraits of loved ones or friends hanging on a wall in your home. But the descriptions under each picture reveal a common element – they all once abused drugs. “It shows that prescription drugs affect every walk of life – from the rich to the middle class to the poor,” said...

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Hope Wall coming to West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY – The UNITE Hope Wall will be on display in the Morgan County Judicial Center in West Liberty starting 1 p.m. Friday afternoon, June 6, and continuing for at least two weeks. Celebrating a person’s ability to overcome an addiction, the display gives hope to others struggling through a loved one’s substance abuse addiction hope. Unveiled last August, the Hope Wall demonstrates...

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23 students awarded scholarships

23 students awarded scholarships

Twenty-three seniors from 16 schools across southern and eastern Kentucky have been named “I Am UNITE” Scholarship recipients. This is the second year for the scholarships, valued at $1,500 each. Funding is provided by the UNITE Foundation through private donations and proceeds from the annual National Rx Drug Abuse Summit. “We are excited to be able to provide assistance to these students...

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