Breathitt County UNITE Coalition
Meetings for 2013 will be held February 13, May 8, August 14 and November 13. Meetings begin at noon at the old Jackson Fire Department on Highway 15 in Jackson. Special meetings may be called with 5 days notice.
821 Belcher Fork Road, Jackson, KY 41339
UNITE Coalition Coordinator
Tom Vicini – email@example.com, 606-598-3069 (w), 606-416-1926 (cell)
- Co-Chair – Teresa Combs, 606-666-8894 (w), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-Chair – Karen Griffith, 606-666-2002 (h), 606-295-8211 (w), email@example.com
- Secretary/Treasurer – Henrietta Sheffel, 606-398-2606, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Narcotics Anonymous support group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays each week at 8 p.m. at Jackson Christian Church. For information contact Bridgette Gross at 606-666-3800 or email@example.com.
Breathitt County News
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...Read More
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...Read More
It’s all about service – to youth, to schools, and to communities across southern and eastern Kentucky. Operation UNITE’s Service Corps (AmeriCorps) initiative provides before and after school math tutoring and healthy choices programs to address drug prevention and nutritional education. Members also serve as sponsors for anti-drug UNITE Clubs and recruit volunteers for school-based...Read More
Fourteen anti-drug UNITE Clubs in schools across the Fifth Congressional District have been named “Clubs of the Year” for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments during the 2013-14 school year. UNITE Clubs receiving recognition are: Region 1: Mt. Vernon Elementary – Rockcastle County Rockcastle County Middle – Rockcastle County Rockcastle County High –...Read More
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...Read More