Coalition Information

Third Annual Community Anti-Drug Summit
Celebrate Prevention at the third annual Community Anti-Drug Summit on Friday, June 15, 2012, at the Adron Doran University Center (third floor, Crager Room) at Morehead State University. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the program from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This community summit is eligible for up to 7 hours of professional development, contact hours, or continuing education credits. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided.

This year’s summit will offer informative sessions on: youth alcohol use, synthetic drugs, methamphetamine, over-the-counter medicine abuse, and local drug trends. In addition, more hands-on learning will be provided in areas of: treatment options, enabling and family interventions, concealment places, and keeping youth drug and alcohol free when transitioning from high school to college.

Registration forms are requested to be returned by June 8 to the Rowan County UNITE Coalition, P.O. Box 591, Morehead, KY 40351 or For details contact Dana Quesinberry at 606-784-1350 or, or Cindy Kerns at

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Rowan County News

UNITE collects nearly 1 ton of pills

UNITE collects nearly 1 ton of pills

Nearly 1 ton of outdated or unwanted medication was collected from 42 medication dropbox locations across southern and eastern Kentucky during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s eighth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this past weekend. The 1,933.2 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs filled 114 cartons. This total does not include any medications brought to other...

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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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