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Anthem promotes health lifestyle as SHND sponsor

Staying fit and avoiding unhealthy lifestyle choices – such as using alcohol and other drugs – is part of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky’s wellness philosophy. To help promote healthy behaviors, Anthem has signed on as a major sponsor for Operation...

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Magoffin hosts Pill Dragon

SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County nearly set a county record for pill disposal during its “Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day” event on May 23. The 46,349 unwanted or outdated pills brought to Operation UNITE’s “Pill Dragon” – a mobile incinerator provided in...

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Service Corps awarded Governor’s Citation

Service Corps awarded Governor’s Citation

PRESTONSBURG – Operation UNITE’s Service Corps program received recognition for its excellent leadership and service during its end-of-year celebration held May 23. “Because of your demonstration of integrity and ability, meriting our great trust and respect, we are...

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Florida-Pike pill ring busted

PIKEVILLE – Two traffickers of prescription pain pills and their Florida supplier have been arrested on federal drug charges following an undercover investigation by Operation UNITE and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. “More than 200,000 Oxycodone pills were...

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Free basketball camps return

Free basketball camps return

Five free regional basketball camps conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard will be offered by Operation UNITE this summer. All school-age youth are invited to participate in the Shoot Hoops Not Drugs programs at the following dates and...

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Tragedy and Addiction

Tragedy and Addiction

“It was definitely a one-of-a-kind experience,” proclaimed Heather Wainscott. “It certainly was an eye-opener.” Wainscott, branch manager for the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP), was reacting to the inaugural performances of “The Dionysus Project:...

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Drug education program training

Drug education program training

MANCHESTER – Representatives of organizations across central and eastern Kentucky have received training on a series of evidence-based programs designed to help educate parents, teens and concerned citizens about drugs. To view photos from the training click here....

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Alpha Natural Resources supports Camp UNITE

Alpha Natural Resources supports Camp UNITE

MANCHESTER – Exemplifying its philosophy of “Running Right,” Alpha Natural Resources announced it will be a major corporate sponsor for Camp UNITE 2012. Company officials presented a $17,000 check to the Operation UNITE Foundation during a ceremony at Eastern Kentucky...

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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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