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Stacy Usher receives Governor’s Service Award

Stacy Usher receives Governor’s Service Award

Stacy Usher, project director for the Wolfe County Drug-Free Communities and member of the Wolfe Countians Against Drugs UNITE Coalition, was recognized for her volunteer and service contributions at the 25th Annual Governor’s Service Awards presented virtually...

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and GEOFF MULVIHILLAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as...

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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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