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Shoot Hoops Not Drugs 2019 camps

Shoot Hoops Not Drugs 2019 camps

UPDATED 6-21-19 – Five free, regional Operation UNITE Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball skills camps for youth throughout southern and eastern Kentucky will be conducted between June 11 and June 20.Former University of Kentucky point guard and four-time All-SEC...

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Hale to serve on ARC Advisory Council

Hale to serve on ARC Advisory Council

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 13, 2019 — Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced the formation of the Substance Abuse Advisory Council (SAAC), a 24-member volunteer advisory group of leaders from law enforcement, recovery services, health, economic...

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23 students awarded scholarships

23 students awarded scholarships

Twenty-three high school seniors in the Class of 2019 have been selected to receive “I Am UNITE” scholarships totaling $34,500 for being champions for anti-drug efforts in their schools and communities.“These scholarships honor youth – whom we call UNITE Ambassadors –...

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4 universities commit to SCC partnership

4 universities commit to SCC partnership

Somerset – U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers and Governor Matt Bevin joined state and local officials, and leaders of Somerset Community College (SCC), on May 6, 2019, to announce four university partnerships that will allow local students to earn a bachelor’s degree...

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Rx Summit: ‘A powerful four days’

Rx Summit: ‘A powerful four days’

ATLANTA (April 26, 2019) — A record number of more than 3,500 of the nation’s top researchers, law enforcement officials, advocates and policy-makers convened for the 8th Annual Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, which ended yesterday in Atlanta. “The level of...

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Health, science take center stage at Rx Summit

Health, science take center stage at Rx Summit

ATLANTA (April 24, 2019) — Top health and science officials addressed the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit yesterday with an update from their announcement at last year’s summit on $500 million per year in funding for the opioid crisis. Dr. Francis S. Collins,...

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President, First Lady address Rx Summit

President, First Lady address Rx Summit

ATLANTA — President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump addressed attendees of the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit on April 24, 2019. “I am honored to join the thousands of leaders here for the 2019 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit,” President Trump said....

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