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Federal grant to support VOA treatment facility in Clay County

LOUISVILLE, KY – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced July 16 that Volunteers of America Mid-States (VOA) received a $2.6 million competitive federal grant spread over five years from the U.S. Department...

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Casey’s Law: A necessary tool

Casey’s Law: A necessary tool

COVINGTON, KY (7-1-20) - In furthering his commitment to fighting the drug epidemic, Attorney General Daniel Cameron has announced his office is defending a Kentucky law used to combat drug addiction and help individuals suffering from substance use disorders receive...

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New resources for rural communities unveiled

New resources for rural communities unveiled

A new Rural Community Toolbox (RCTB) to connect rural leaders with funding, data, and information to combat drug addiction in rural America was unveiled Wednesday, June 24, by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.ONDCP Director Jim Carroll joined...

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Kentucky receives funding to combat drug abuse crisis

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) applauds the U.S. Department of Justice for investing more than $2.4 million to help the Kentucky State Police save lives and combat the methamphetamine and opioid abuse epidemic. Nationwide, the Department of...

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RHOP offers virtual recovery programs

RHOP offers virtual recovery programs

Opioid-related health-care services have never been more important. One survey found that substance use is up 20 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic, which also threatens recovery because in-person after-care programs have been suspended. Operation UNITE’s Kentucky...

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Camp UNITE goes Virtual for 2020

Camp UNITE goes Virtual for 2020

The 14th annual Camp UNITE is not being canceled – it will be held as a virtual experience in 2020. Instead of the typical in-person camp, Operation UNITE will feature three afternoons of on-line programming on Tuesday-Thursday, July 21-23. Sessions will include both...

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20 students awarded ‘I Am UNITE’ scholarships

20 students awarded ‘I Am UNITE’ scholarships

Twenty high school seniors in the Class of 2020 have been selected to receive “I Am UNITE” scholarships totaling $30,000 for being champions for anti-drug efforts in their schools and communities.“These scholarships honor youth – whom we call UNITE Ambassadors – who...

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Regional SHND camps won’t be held in 2020

Regional SHND camps won’t be held in 2020

Because of concerns related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Operation UNITE announced its popular Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps planned for June have, regrettably, been cancelled.“This is not something UNITE wanted to do, but following the...

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