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RESTORE to help courts address opioid crisis

RESTORE to help courts address opioid crisis

FRANKFORT — A new initiative to help Kentucky’s court system better address the state’s opioid epidemic was announced Thursday, April 11, 2019, by the Kentucky Court of Justice. RESTORE (Responsive Education to Support Treatment in Opioid Recovery Efforts) is a...

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Moving people from ‘crisis to career’

Moving people from ‘crisis to career’

SOMERSET – Success in taking clients from addiction to meaningful employment has garnered Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) national recognition. Due to the success of its flagship vocational training program – the Peer Support Specialist Academy – ARC has been selected...

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Substance abuse, mental health forum held

Substance abuse, mental health forum held

MANCHESTER – Operation UNITE President/CEO Nancy Hale and Deputy Director Tom Vicini were among the panelists for a Substance Abuse & Mental Health Symposium held March 21, 2019, at Eastern Kentucky University’s Manchester Campus. Click here to view photos. The...

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Drug czar discusses addiction recovery

Drug czar discusses addiction recovery

Lexington restaurant DV8 Kitchen has gotten national attention for helping people recover from addiction while working. That is why Governor Matt Bevin and President Trump’s drug czar, Jim Carroll, held a roundtable discussion there about recovery efforts. UNITE...

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E-cigs: The new health crisis

E-cigs: The new health crisis

Nancy Hale, UNITE President/CEO, shares information on how UNITE is involved with the new health crisis caused by E-cigarettes during a Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services program February 25, 2019. You can watch the presentation at...

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National Drug Control Strategy released

National Drug Control Strategy released

The National Drug Control Strategy, which establishes the President’s priorities for addressing the challenge of drug trafficking and use, was released Thursday, January 31, 2019, by the White House Office on National Drug Control Policy. “This Strategy provides the...

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Youth highlighted at education summit

Youth highlighted at education summit

PIKEVILLE - Operation UNITE, UNITE Clubs, and the KY HELP Statewide Call Center were featured during the SOAR “Turn The Tide” Substance Use Disorder Provider Education Seminar held at University of Pikeville on October 24, 2018. The day-long program featured: An over...

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Rural Opioid Resource Guide available

Rural Opioid Resource Guide available

The Rural Resource Guide was developed by the Rural Opioid Federal Interagency Working Group. In May 2018, the ONDCP stood up the Rural Opioid Federal Interagency Working Group to help address the opioid crisis by improving coordination and reducing potential overlap...

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Grant awarded to expand access to treatment, recovery

Grant awarded to expand access to treatment, recovery

WASHINGTON, DC (9-21-18) — Federal funding will soon help more Eastern Kentuckians gain access to substance abuse treatment and recovery support. U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced a $250,000 grant has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and...

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