UNITE provides a variety of community education and training programs without cost to organizations and businesses.

To request a UNITE representative to serve as a speaker, conduct a training, or set up a display for your organization or event click here to complete an on-line request form or contact Samantha Ratliff at 606-889-0422 or by e-mail to

Summary of programs


Accidental Dealer

Presentation discusses the importance of locking up and monitoring your prescription and over-the-counter medications in the home so that you don’t become an “Accidental Dealer.” (About 30 minutes)

Addicted: A Dose of Reality

Presentation is aimed at parents and includes the following information: classifications of drugs; signs and symptoms; what to do if you suspect your child is using drugs; parenting skills for the “out-of-control” child; hidden language your child may use; and Internet safety. (About 1 hour, 15 minutes)

The Disease of Addiction

Participants will receive knowledge of the behavioral progression of the disease process, the physical progression of the disease process, signs and symptoms of drug/alcohol use at home or in the workplace, an overview of addiction and neurotransmitters, and where to get help. (About 1 hour, 30 minutes)

Drug Education (General)

Participants will gain knowledge of the drug problems within the community, how to recognize drug use, steps that can be taken when abuse is suspected, an overview of substances, and where to get help. (About 1 hour)

Drug-Free Workplace

Participants will gain knowledge of the disease of addiction, signs and symptoms of addiction, company Drug Testing Policy (where applicable), company EAP Program (where applicable), supervisor responsibilities in maintaining a drug-free workplace, employee responsibilities in maintaining a drug-free workplace, costs of drug use in the workplace, and where to get help. (About 1 hour)

Heroin: The Old “New Kid on the Block”

This program, designed for adults, will give participants knowledge about the dangers of heroin use, an overview of the heroin problem in Kentucky, and what you should do if you suspect a loved one is using heroin. (About 1 hour)


A 20-foot display featuring individuals who have overcome addiction. (Click here for more information)

Illicit Drug Use

Participants will gain knowledge of the signs and symptoms of use; an overview of substances and detailed description of use and effects; physical, social and behavioral indicators; and where to get help. (About 1 hour)

Life With A Record

Student participants in 7th or 10th grade will gain increased awareness of penalties associated with various laws, increased awareness of the laws that youth may not realize are felonies, and knowledge about citizen rights that are lost by having a felony on their record. (About 1 hour)

Methamphetamine Awareness

Participants will receive an overview of this highly addictive and deadly drug, signs to look for to identify potential methamphetamine labs, signs and symptoms of methamphetamine use, description of the Kentucky All-Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting (KASPER) program, visual examples of how common household products are used, legislation that has had an impact on meth production in Kentucky, and where to get help. (About 1 hour, 30 minutes for the public; about 3 hours for professional first responder groups)

Neighbors UNITED

Participants will receive knowledge on the differences between Neighbors UNITED and other community watch programs, the purpose and benefits of having a community watch program, and how to start a group in your area. (About 1 hour)

One-Step Misery: Kentucky’s Meth Epidemic

Participants will be provided an overview of the epidemic nature of methamphetamine, knowledge about the cost of meth to the public, information about ingredients used in meth production, the danger to children and other innocent victims, and things you can do to prevent meth becoming an epidemic in Kentucky. (About 1 hour)

Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drug Abuse

Participants will receive knowledge on the difference between legal and illegal OTC and prescription drug use; the types of drugs currently being abused and the common techniques of abuse for adults and youth; a detailed description of each drug, its chemical components and reaction with the human body when used both legally and illegally; what communities can do to protect themselves against abuse by addressing risk and resiliency factors; and where to get help. (About 1 hour, 30 minutes)

“Too Good For Drugs”

This 10-lesson, school-based, drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention program is designed for use in grades K-12. Program provides education in social and emotional competencies and reduces risk factors while building protective factors that affect students in their particular age group.

W.I.S.E. (Why Internet Safety is Essential)

For students in grades 4-6. Participants will receive knowledge about the potential danger associated with Internet use, the consequences of misuse of social media channels, and the best ways to respond to cyber-bullying. (About 50 minutes)