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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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Researchers: Hope is on the horizon

Researchers: Hope is on the horizon

Dr. Francis Collins & Dr. Nora Volkow Many clinical trials and research initiatives targeted to the opioid crisis have had to be placed on hold while our country focuses on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the potential that awaits just over the...

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Addressing addiction amid COVID-19

Addressing the needs of those in treatment and recovery programs while confronting the COVID-19 pandemic has required creative thinking and changes in traditional methods of providing service. "I don't think our 'normal' will ever be the same," said Tim Robinson, CEO...

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Rx welcome comments from Doug Edwards

Good morning, and welcome to the 2020 Prescription Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit. Thank you for making time in your busy schedule to participate in this important conference during these challenging times.I’m coming to you from my home office in Phoenix. We had...

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