Press Release

Child support payments doubled in January

The amount of child support collected by drug courts in the UNITE service region during January doubled from the previous month. This statistic was included in Operation UNITE’s monthly update on efforts to combat substance abuse in its 32-county service area. “Drug courts are so important in efforts to help those struggling with a substance use problem,” said UNITE President/CEO Nancy...

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Documentary features UNITE voices

Documentary features UNITE voices

UPDATE 2-15-17: Click here to view the documentary “Journey To Recovery” on KET. Several individuals with ties to Operation UNITE will be featured in a Kentucky Educational Television documentary that will air at 8 pm on Monday, February 13. “Journey To Recovery,” explores personal stories of triumph over addiction using various recovery programs. Among those featured in...

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KET forum addresses opioid epidemic

KET forum addresses opioid epidemic

UPDATE 2-15-17: Click here to view “Inside Opioid Addiction” Forum on KET. Operation UNITE President/CEO Nancy Hale will be featured in a special Kentucky Educational Television (KET) program, “Inside Opioid Addiction Forum,” to be aired at 9 pm on Monday, February 13. The Forum was taped before an audience featuring many from southern and eastern Kentucky at KET’s...

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Tipline, drug court restitutions increase

In December, the number of calls to the UNITE Drug Tipline increased 30 percent, and drug court fines, restitution and court costs recovered increased 37 percent, according to Operation UNITE’s monthly update on efforts to combat substance abuse in its 32-county service area. “That’s why we have a multi-pronged approach,” said UNITE President/CEO Nancy Hale. “We must attack the...

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Drug Court giving back

In November, the number of community service hours from Drug Court participants almost doubled, according to Operation UNITE’s monthly update on efforts to combat substance abuse in its 32-county service area. “Drug courts are an important part of anti-drug efforts,” UNITE President/CEO Nancy Hale said. “They help participants obtain treatment while encouraging them to pursue job and...

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Fatal Vision Marijuana training held

Fatal Vision Marijuana training held

LONDON – Recreational marijuana use has been shown to impair cognitive functions on a number of levels – from basic motor coordination to more complex executive function tasks, such as the ability to plan, organize, solve problems, make decisions, remember, and control emotions and behavior. Approximately 80 members of the UNITE Service Corps (AmeriCorps), Kentucky National Guard, West...

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