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Claudia Greenwood named ‘Hometown Hero’

Claudia Greenwood named ‘Hometown Hero’

Knox County Coalition Chair Claudia Gibson Greenwood was presented Operation UNITE's first "Hometown Hero" award during their coalition meeting in Barbourville February 6, 2024. From left are UNITE Coalition Coordinator Lynnell Fields, Field Representative for...

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Make every day a medication Take Back Day

Make every day a medication Take Back Day

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has launched a new campaign encouraging the public to make Every Day Take Back Day by utilizing year-round collection sites to dispose of unneeded and unwanted medications.For more than a decade, DEA has worked...

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KY HELP Statewide Call Center extends weekday hours

KY HELP Statewide Call Center extends weekday hours

To better serve Kentuckians seeking assistance related to substance use issues, the KY HELP Statewide Call Center has expanded its hours of operation by 90 minutes effective January 2, 2024.Screening & Referral Specialists will now be available from 7 am to 10 pm...

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UNITE honors Board Member Cheryl Hickman

UNITE honors Board Member Cheryl Hickman

LONDON – Operation UNITE recognized long-time Board member Cheryl Hickman with an appreciation award during its monthly Board meeting December 19.  Tom Vicini, President & CEO, along with Board Chair Jackie Steele, made the award presentation virtually...

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UNITE collects 3,691 pounds of medications

UNITE collects 3,691 pounds of medications

Operation UNITE collected and disposed of more than 1.8 tons of old, unwanted, or expired medications during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 25th National Prescription Take-Back Day on October 28.The 3,691 pounds of medications turned in by...

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2022-23 ‘UNITE Clubs of the Year’ announced

2022-23 ‘UNITE Clubs of the Year’ announced

Operation UNITE has selected 11 UNITE Clubs for their outstanding performance during the 2022-23 school year.Winning schools are:Adams Middle School (Floyd County)Evarts Elementary/Middle School (Harlan County)Harlan Elementary School, grade 4 (Harlan County)Hayes...

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KY holds inaugural opioid symposium

KY holds inaugural opioid symposium

LEXINGTON - There is hope.That message was dominant among the 450 folks focused on substance use, treatment, and recovery who gathered for Kentucky's first opioid symposium at the Central Bank Center October 9-10.A broad spectrum of stakeholders -- from law...

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