Press Release

SOAR Innovation Summit

SOAR Innovation Summit

PIKEVILLE – Over 1,100 people from across the country came to the SOAR Innovation Summit to hear about what our 54 county region is doing to shape our future. The focus of the day was about innovation and how SOAR could help these people connect, inspire, and shape the region. Among the dozens of booths showcasing the best of the region was Operation UNITE’s Hope Wall and information...

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SHND Camps begin June 14

SHND Camps begin June 14

Five free regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard will be conducted June 14 through June 23. All school-age youth are invited to participate in any of the camps, hosted by Operation UNITE, at the following dates and locations: Week 1 • Tuesday, June 14, at Martin (Warfield) Middle School in Warfield. • Thursday, June...

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23 awarded ‘I Am UNITE’ scholarships

23 awarded ‘I Am UNITE’ scholarships

Twenty-three high school seniors have been selected to receive 2016 “I Am UNITE” scholarships totaling $34,500 for being champions for anti-drug efforts. Each scholarship is worth $1,500 toward post-secondary expenses. Funding for the scholarships comes from proceeds of the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit – the largest annual collaboration of professionals and advocates in the...

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UNITE disposes of 1 ton of drugs

UNITE disposes of 1 ton of drugs

More than 1 ton of outdated or unwanted medication was collected from Operation UNITE’s 42 medication dropbox locations across southern and eastern Kentucky as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 30, 2016. This number represents 21.77 percent of the total collected in Kentucky (9,752 pounds). “A total of 2,123 pounds of...

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Summit sets record attendance

Summit sets record attendance

ATLANTA – A record number of more than 1,900 of the nation’s top researchers, law enforcement officials, advocates and policy-makers convened for the 2016 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, which ended March 31, 2016, in Atlanta. View photos from the 2016 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit. During those 67 hours, the Summit’s “Life Counts Clock” revealed...

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President to speak at Summit

President to speak at Summit

ATLANTA – Today, the White House announced that President Barack Obama will speak at the fifth annual National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit on Tuesday, March 29, at The Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel in downtown Atlanta. The President will speak Tuesday afternoon. The time will be announced at a later date. This follows his visit last year to West Virginia, where he announced a number of...

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