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BRIGHT panel discusses opioid epidemic

BRIGHT panel discusses opioid epidemic

Nancy Hale, president/CEO of Operation UNITE, moderated a panel called “Collaborating to Beat the Opioid Epidemic” at a BRIGHT Kentucky meeting in Corbin on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.The stop was part of a visit to the Cumberland Region (Corbin, Somerset,...

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‘Walk for Recovery’ all about hope

‘Walk for Recovery’ all about hope

FRANKFORT – September is National Recovery Month for people struggling with substance abuse, so hundreds of people gathered at the Kentucky State Capitol to walk for awareness.State officials, those in recovery, and recovery advocates – such as Operation...

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Free provider education summit offered

Free provider education summit offered

A free Provider Education Summit will be offered by Operation UNITE and the Kentucky River Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP) on Thursday, September 26, on the campus of Hazard Community and Technical College.Entitled “Providing Hope to Our Communities,” this Summit...

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Philippine delegation visits UNITE

Philippine delegation visits UNITE

A delegation from the Philippines stopped by Operation UNITE’s office on August 23, 2019, to learn about collaborative prevention programs and initiatives, local coalition building, and the treatment efforts.The visit was part of a week-long professional exchange...

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Louisville to model treatment voucher program

Louisville to model treatment voucher program

Citizens Attacking Addiction (CAA), a community coalition serving the Louisville metro area, has plans to model UNITE’s Treatment Voucher program.Known as LIFT (Louisville Initiative For Treatment), the program – funded by private-sector donations – would...

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Camp UNITE begins 13th year

Camp UNITE begins 13th year

Operation UNITE’s 13th annual Camp UNITE is being held July 23-26 at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. Nearly 200 youth from 29 southern and eastern Kentucky counties were registered to attend. More than 150 volunteers will assist UNITE staff in...

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Shoot Hoops Not Drugs 2019 camps

Shoot Hoops Not Drugs 2019 camps

UPDATED 6-21-19 – Five free, regional Operation UNITE Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball skills camps for youth throughout southern and eastern Kentucky will be conducted between June 11 and June 20.Former University of Kentucky point guard and four-time All-SEC...

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Hale to serve on ARC Advisory Council

Hale to serve on ARC Advisory Council

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 13, 2019 — Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced the formation of the Substance Abuse Advisory Council (SAAC), a 24-member volunteer advisory group of leaders from law enforcement, recovery services, health, economic...

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23 students awarded scholarships

23 students awarded scholarships

Twenty-three high school seniors in the Class of 2019 have been selected to receive “I Am UNITE” scholarships totaling $34,500 for being champions for anti-drug efforts in their schools and communities.“These scholarships honor youth – whom we call UNITE Ambassadors –...

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