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Rx Summit changes name to reflect growing heroin epidemic

Rx Summit changes name to reflect growing heroin epidemic

“Nearly half of young people who inject heroin surveyed in three recent studies reported abusing prescription opioids before starting to use heroin,” according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) report. “Some individuals reported switching to heroin because it...

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Personal stories of ‘hope in action’

Personal stories of ‘hope in action’

WILLIAMSBURG – Throughout the week, participants in the 9th annual Camp UNITE engaged in fun activities designed to develop leadership and communication skills, promote teamwork and problem solving, instill confidence and trust, and let youth know they do not have to...

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Service Corps funded for 2015-16

Service Corps funded for 2015-16

LONDON – The UNITE Service Corps has received funding for 44 AmeriCorps members to provide math tutoring and substance abuse prevention education during the 2015-16 school year. The $543,400 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will...

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Service Corps celebrates successes

Service Corps celebrates successes

PRESTONSBURG (6-4-15) – Members of UNITE’s Service Corps have been tutors, teachers, mentors and coaches throughout this past school year. “They have educated, they have been role models, and they have served,” said Nancy Hale, UNITE president/CEO, during a year-end...

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Shoot Hoops camps start June 8

Shoot Hoops camps start June 8

Five free regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard will begin June 8 and continue through June 18. All school-age youth are invited to participate in any of the camps, hosted by Operation UNITE,...

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24 students receive scholarships

24 students receive scholarships

LONDON – Twenty-four high school seniors were presented “I Am UNITE” scholarships totaling $36,000 for being champions for anti-drug efforts during a dinner celebration held Tuesday, May 5, at the London Community Center. Michael Botticelli, director of the White...

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Coalitions honored for successes

Coalitions honored for successes

MANCHESTER – Ten Operation UNITE anti-drug community coalitions were honored for their education and prevention initiatives during a celebration luncheon held May 5. White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli, Corporation for...

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24 students receive scholarships

LONDON – Twenty-four high school seniors were presented “I Am UNITE” scholarships totaling $36,000 for being champions for anti-drug efforts during a dinner celebration held Tuesday, May 5, at the London Community Center. Michael Botticelli, director of the White...

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‘Celebration’ event set for May 5

‘Celebration’ event set for May 5

America’s drug czar will help Operation UNITE recognize and “Celebrate Successes in Prevention and Education” throughout southern and eastern Kentucky at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 5. Michael Botticelli, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control...

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