Laurel

Laurel County UNITE Coalition

 

The "Give Me A Reason" drug testing kit program was launched countywide during a luncheon at First Christian Church on January 18, 2017. The program - a cooperative effort between Operation UNITE and Appalachia HIDTA - is designed for parents/caregivers to give youth a reason to resist the peer pressure to use drugs. Click here to view photos of the program.

The “Give Me A Reason” drug testing kit program was launched countywide during a luncheon at First Christian Church on January 18, 2017. The program – a cooperative effort between Operation UNITE and Appalachia HIDTA – is designed for parents/caregivers to give youth a reason to resist the peer pressure to use drugs. Click photo to view additional pictures of the program.


 

Coalition Meetings

Third Wednesday of each month, noon, at the First Christian Church, 303 North Main Street in London.
 

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 266, London, KY 40743.
 

UNITE Coalition Coordinator

Dawn Langdlang@centertech.com, 606-330-1420 (work), 606-224-4556 (cell)
 

Coalition Officers

 

Support groups

Laurel County has three weekly Lifeline groups: a Drug and Alcohol Recovery group and two Concerned Persons groups. There are two weekly Celebrate Recovery programs, one at Hawk Creek Baptist Church and one at Crossroads Baptist Church.
 

Laurel County News


Forums to focus on addiction, recovery

Forums to focus on addiction, recovery

Two free public forums focusing on substance use addiction and recovery solutions will be held on November 13 and 14. Both events will feature Dr. Al J. Mooney, internationally-recognized author of the best-seller, “The Recovery Book.” Monday’s forum will begin at 4 pm in the Corbin Public Library with refreshments, informational displays on local treatment and recovery resources, as well...

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USC: ‘Above and Beyond’

USC: ‘Above and Beyond’

PRESTONSBURG – Four members of the 2015-16 UNITE Service Corps were recognized with going “Above and Beyond” during a year-end celebration program June 9, 2016. Shon Gray, Benji Hammons, Bethany Rockrohr and Kenna Spears were honored for “demonstrating passion and ingenuity in service to the youth of southern and eastern Kentucky,” said Nancy Hale, president/CEO of...

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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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Scholarship deadline extended

Scholarship deadline extended

LONDON – Operation UNITE has extended the deadline for seniors to apply for “I Am UNITE” scholarships to Friday, April 8. “The initial deadline was March 31, but with the number of school closings due to weather and sickness we wanted to make sure students had an opportunity to submit an application,” explained Debbie L. Trusty, UNITE’s Education and Treatment Director. Application...

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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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