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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For details contact Dana Quesinberry at 606-784-1350 or email@example.com, or Cindy Kerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rowan County News
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...Read More
More than one ton of outdated or unwanted medications was collected by Operation UNITE as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s seventh National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day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...Read More
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...Read More
LONDON – At age 14, Chad Webb began drinking alcohol. It wasn’t long before his youthful experimentation had progressed to more potent drugs and an addiction to prescription pain killers. “All I was worrying about is how I would get my next high,” the 38-year-old Pike County resident told state lawmakers during a meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary in London on September...Read More
MANCHESTER (August 16, 2013) – A sign along the Hal Rogers Parkway at Manchester welcomes visitors to “The City of Hope.” On Friday, 10 years after the launch of Operation UNITE, elected officials and community volunteers gathered to celebrate two new reasons for Hope in the fight against drugs: a wall celebrating those who have overcome addiction and a state-of-the-art mobile education...Read More