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Dionysus: Addiction takes center stage

Dionysus: Addiction takes center stage

Two free theatrical performances and town hall discussions on crucial issues related to substance abuse and addiction will be held on Thursday, May 3, in Manchester and Hazard. “The Dionysus Project: Addiction Takes Center Stage” is an innovative public health...

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Summit continues with specialized session tracks

ORLANDO – The National Rx Drug Abuse Summit continued its second day with a variety of specialized break-out sessions during the afternoon portion of the event. Healthcare, Advocacy & Prevention, Human Resources, Treatment and Law Enforcement were among the categories...

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Bill seeks to streamline PMPs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representatives Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) and Frank Wolf (VA-10), along with Senators Rob Portman (OH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), introduced bipartisan legislation to fight prescription drug abuse on March 29. The Interstate Drug Monitoring...

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Meth lab discoveries result in five arrests

Eight separate methamphetamine lab incidents in two Southeastern Kentucky counties within a 52-hour period resulted in the arrest of five people. Each of these meth labs were cleaned up by detectives from Operation UNITE. The flurry of activity began about 8 p.m....

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A&E interventionist to appear at Rx Summit

Candy Finnigan, a nationally recognized addiction specialist featured on the acclaimed A&E series Intervention, will be a keynote presenter at the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit next month. Finnigan, one of five intervention specialists on the Emmy award-winning...

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A&E interventionist featured at Rx Summit

Candy Finnigan, a nationally recognized addiction specialist featured on the acclaimed A&E series Intervention, will be a keynote presenter at the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit next month. Finnigan, one of five intervention specialists on the Emmy award-winning...

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Florida AG to participate in Rx Summit

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will give a keynote address, then moderate a forum featuring members of Congress, during the final day of the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit in April. Bondi, who has led the charge to crack down on prescription drug abuse in Florida,...

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Rogers pushes for legislative solutions to Rx drug abuse

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) participated in two congressional hearings on March 7 where he expressed continued concerns about the epidemic of prescription drug abuse and pushed for timely and effective legislative solutions. Before...

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Tornado relief efforts

Tornado relief efforts

Operation UNITE is assisting emergency management officials in counties hit by the March 2 tornadoes. Currently the greatest needs are for supplies in Menifee and Lawrence counties. This is an immediate need. Supplies Needed: Non-perishable food, cleaning supplies,...

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