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KET forum addresses opioid epidemic

KET forum addresses opioid epidemic

UPDATE 2-15-17: Click here to view "Inside Opioid Addiction" Forum on KET. Operation UNITE President/CEO Nancy Hale will be featured in a special Kentucky Educational Television (KET) program, "Inside Opioid Addiction Forum," to be aired at 9 pm on Monday, February...

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Tipline, drug court restitutions increase

In December, the number of calls to the UNITE Drug Tipline increased 30 percent, and drug court fines, restitution and court costs recovered increased 37 percent, according to Operation UNITE's monthly update on efforts to combat substance abuse in its 32-county...

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UNITE awarded $100,000 grant

UNITE awarded $100,000 grant

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) applauds the Appalachian Regional Commission's (ARC) approval of a $100,000 grant for Operation UNITE to continue battling the drug abuse epidemic in southern and eastern Kentucky. The competitive grant includes $50,000...

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Drug Court giving back

In November, the number of community service hours from Drug Court participants almost doubled, according to Operation UNITE’s monthly update on efforts to combat substance abuse in its 32-county service area. “Drug courts are an important part of anti-drug efforts,”...

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Fatal Vision Marijuana training held

Fatal Vision Marijuana training held

LONDON – Recreational marijuana use has been shown to impair cognitive functions on a number of levels – from basic motor coordination to more complex executive function tasks, such as the ability to plan, organize, solve problems, make decisions, remember, and...

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Three states, one goal

Three states, one goal

HUNTINGTON, WV - Attorneys general from three states led a conference of pastors, health care professionals, law enforcement officers and advocates to energize efforts within their states to combat drug addiction. Operation UNITE President/CEO Nancy Hale participated...

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Many ways to help fight epidemic

Each month, Operation UNITE provides an update on its efforts to combat substance abuse in its 32-county service area. “It’s especially important during National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month that we remind people of all the ways they can find help and all the ways...

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Hacking to find solutions

Hacking to find solutions

The first Appalachian Health Hack-a-thon kicked off Thursday evening at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset with featured national health experts Dr. Doug Lowy, acting director of the National Cancer Institute, and Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National...

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Volunteers are making a difference

Each month, Operation UNITE provides an update on its efforts to combat substance abuse in its 32-county service area. “Together with community volunteers and leaders, Operation UNITE is making strides to make sure we help our families and youth overcome the drug...

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