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President, First Lady to speak at Rx Summit

ATLANTA, GA (April 16, 2019) – President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have accepted an invitation from Congressman Hal Rogers and Operation UNITE to join them at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta on Wednesday, April 24. The annual Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit continues to lead the way toward better policies and practices to save lives and address the national...

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RESTORE to help courts address opioid crisis

FRANKFORT — A new initiative to help Kentucky’s court system better address the state’s opioid epidemic was announced Thursday, April 11, 2019, by the Kentucky Court of Justice. RESTORE (Responsive Education to Support Treatment in Opioid Recovery Efforts) is a collaborative effort between the Judicial and Executive branches of state government, along with community organizations...

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Moving people from ‘crisis to career’

SOMERSET – Success in taking clients from addiction to meaningful employment has garnered Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) national recognition. Due to the success of its flagship vocational training program – the Peer Support Specialist Academy – ARC has been selected as one of the first organizations in the country to participate in the Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for...

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Substance abuse, mental health forum

MANCHESTER – Operation UNITE President/CEO Nancy Hale and Deputy Director Tom Vicini were among the panelists for a Substance Abuse & Mental Health Symposium held March 21, 2019, at Eastern Kentucky University’s Manchester Campus. Click here to view photos. The UNITE Hope Wall, along with information about UNITE’s programs and the KY HELP Statewide Call Center were on...

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Drug czar discusses addiction recovery

Lexington restaurant DV8 Kitchen has gotten national attention for helping people recover from addiction while working. That is why Governor Matt Bevin and President Trump’s drug czar, Jim Carroll, held a roundtable discussion there about recovery efforts. UNITE President & CEO Nancy Hale and Wolfe County Coalition Chair Stacy Usher were in attendance and had an opportunity to speak...

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E-cigs: The New Health Crisis

Nancy Hale, UNITE President/CEO, shares information on how UNITE is involved with the new health crisis caused by E-cigarettes during a Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services program February 25, 2019. You can watch the presentation at...

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National Drug Control Strategy

The National Drug Control Strategy, which establishes the President’s priorities for addressing the challenge of drug trafficking and use, was released Thursday, January 31, 2019, by the White House Office on National Drug Control Policy.   “This Strategy provides the strategic direction necessary for the Federal government to build a stronger, healthier, drug-free society today and...

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Youth highlighted at education summit

Operation UNITE, UNITE Clubs, and the KY HELP Statewide Call Center were featured during the SOAR “Turn The Tide” Substance Use Disorder Provider Education Seminar held at University of Pikeville on October 24, 2018. The day-long program featured: An over of Operation UNITE from Deputy Director Tom Vicini; stories of addiction from “I Am UNITE” scholarship recipients...

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Grant awarded to expand access to treatment, recovery

WASHINGTON, DC (9-21-18) — Federal funding will soon help more Eastern Kentuckians gain access to substance abuse treatment and recovery support. U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced a $250,000 grant has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Operation UNITE, a non-profit organization that Congressman Rogers launched in 2003 to combat the...

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SOAR Summit highlights successes

PIKEVILLE (8-31-18) – Celebrating the organization’s 5th anniversary, U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers and Governor Matt Bevin welcomed more than 1,100 attendees to the annual SOAR Summit at the East Kentucky Exposition Center in Pikeville, applauding federal, state and local leaders for overcoming early challenges to drive successful efforts inspired by Shaping Our...

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