Coalition Information

Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day
Approximately 7,500 unwanted, unused and out-of-date medications were destroyed by UNITE’s “Pill Dragon” – a mobile incinerator – at a free “Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day” event theld Tuesday, March 8, at the Morgan County Community Center. Don’t be an “Accidental Dealer” by allowing your medications to stolen or misused, and please don’t flush your medicines down the toilet or dispose of them in the trash. The Pill Dragon is sponsored by Operation UNITE, PRIDE and the Kentucky Army National Guard. For more information contact UNITE at 1-866-678-6483 or visit the “Pill Dragon” page on the website.

Accidental Dealer community campaign
A presentation on UNITE’s new “Accidental Dealer” campaign will be shared with citizens of Morgan County at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, at the Regional Enterprise Center of Morehead State University Center in West Liberty. Volunteers are needed to help raise awareness of the dangers posed by prescription and over-the-counter medications kept in the home. Implementation kits will be available during this informational program.

Narcotics Anonymous
A Narcotics Anonymous support group meets every Monday at 6 p.m. at the Christian Church in West Liberty. For information call Paul Casteel at 606-743-4356 or

Court Watch
Coalition Chair Sharon Tharp attends District Court each Tuesday and Circuit Court the last Monday of each month. Volunteers are always needed.


Morgan County News

Union College honors UNITE

BARBOURVILLE – Operation UNITE was honored by Union College for its “civic responsibility” to the citizens of southern and eastern Kentucky – and the nation as a whole – during its Spring Convocation ceremony on Thursday, January 23. Union College President Dr. Marcia Hawkins presented the award. Accepting the award on behalf of UNITE was Dale Morton, communications director. Text of...

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Rx Summit to be held in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) and Governor Nathan Deal (R-GA) joined several state and national leaders at the Georgia Capitol on Thursday, January 23, to announce that the 2014 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit will be hosted in Atlanta, Georgia. This Summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals on the prescription drug abuse issue and will be...

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Food drive expected to set record

Thousands of struggling Eastern Kentucky families will have their holiday tables brightened thanks to the generosity of their neighbors. Food drives conducted by UNITE Service Corps (AmeriCorps) members at dozens of schools across the region have so far netted nearly 9 tons of non-perishable items that will be distributed within their local communities. And this number is expected to...

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1 ton of meds collected

More than one ton of outdated or unwanted medications was collected by Operation UNITE as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s seventh National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this past weekend. A total of 2,021.5 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs were collected from permanent drop box locations in 34 southern and eastern Kentucky counties – an increase of 850.3...

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Drug Take-Back Day October 26

Residents living in southern and eastern Kentucky wishing to dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medications have plenty of options at this coming Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Over the past year, Operation UNITE has helped establish 41 permanent medication drop box sites in 34 counties. These boxes are available free to citizens during operating hours that vary...

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