Press Release

National Summit begins March 28

National Summit begins March 28

ATLANTA – The nation’s top researchers, law enforcement, advocates and policy-makers will convene for the 2016 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit on March 28 through March 31 at The Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel in downtown Atlanta. The Summit is the largest national collaboration of federal, state and local professionals seeking to address prescription drug abuse, misuse and...

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Training on dangers of marijuana use

Training on dangers of marijuana use

Innocorp, Ltd., of Verona, Wisconsin, conducted a Fatal Vision Marijuana Goggles demonstration training December 1-2, 2015, at the National Guard ERAD headquarters in London. A total of 80 members of the Kentucky National Guard, Kentucky State Police, UNITE Service Corps and UNITE staff attended the trainings. To view photos from the training, click here. The purpose of the training was to show...

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Support UNITE on #GivingTuesday

Support UNITE on #GivingTuesday

Operation UNITE is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations across Kentucky participating in the third annual Kentucky Gives online fundraising event on Tuesday, December 1. UNITE’s focus for this year’s Kentucky Gives event is to raise funds for youth prevention and education initiatives – specifically Camp UNITE, school anti-drug UNITE Clubs, and the “On The Move!” mobile education...

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Club of the Year winners named

Club of the Year winners named

Seven anti-drug school UNITE Clubs across the Fifth Congressional District have been named “Clubs of the Year” for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments during the 2014-15 school year. The winning clubs are: Belfry High School (Pike County) Cold Hill Elementary School (Laurel County) Hayes Lewis Elementary School (Leslie County) Meade Memorial Elementary School (Johnson...

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Regional coalition roundtables held

Regional coalition roundtables held

A total of 162 people attended six regional roundtables for representatives of UNITE Community Coalitions during October 2015. The roundtables were conducted in London, Somerset, Beattyville, Grayson, Prestonsburg and Hazard. To view photos from the roundtables click on name of the city. The roundtables were designed to let coalitions – many of which have new officers and members –...

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Rx Summit changes name to reflect growing heroin epidemic

Rx Summit changes name to reflect growing heroin epidemic

“Nearly half of young people who inject heroin surveyed in three recent studies reported abusing prescription opioids before starting to use heroin,” according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) report. “Some individuals reported switching to heroin because it is cheaper and easier to obtain than prescription opioids.” Because of the connection between prescription opioids and the...

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