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Rx Summit opens with record attendance

Rx Summit opens with record attendance

ATLANTA — The Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit opened its eighth annual conference yesterday with a record attendance of more than 3,500 people in Atlanta. Opening session speakers April 22, 2019, focused on collaboration from a variety of professions and signs that...

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President, First Lady to speak at Rx Summit

President, First Lady to speak at Rx Summit

ATLANTA, GA (April 16, 2019) – President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have accepted an invitation from Congressman Hal Rogers and Operation UNITE to join them at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta on Wednesday, April 24. The annual Rx Drug...

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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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