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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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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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