UNITE Programs & Initiatives
A free, week-long leadership/adventure camp for students who have completed the sixth, seventh, or eighth grades.
UNITE Service Corps
A nationally-recognized AmeriCorps program providing math tutoring, drug prevention education, and wellness curricula to elementary school students.
School-based anti-drug education/prevention clubs featuring peer mentoring and community service components for students in grades 4-12.
A personalized text messaging prevention program to educate families and caregivers to help curb opioid misuse.
Shoot Hoops Not Drugs
Regional camps for school-aged youth utilizing basketball skills instruction to provide drug prevention messages. A brief informational program on a trending issue is conducted for parents/guardians.
“On The Move!”
One-of-a-kind mobile prevention initiative utilizing interactive components related to impaired and other physical effects of making poor choices from using alcohol or other drugs.
Medication Drop Boxes & DEA Take-Back Days
Regional sites where expired or unused prescription pills and non-liquid over-the-counter medications may be dropped off for proper disposal.
Display featuring approximately 200 individuals who are now in recovery and living sober lives, providing inspiration that hope is possible.
Vaping & E-cigs
Vaping, E-cigarettes, and JUULs are part of the trending topic for substance abuse and misuse across the nation. Two programs – one tailored for middle and high school and the other for adults – examine the facts.
Drug Tip Line
UNITE provides a 24-hour Drug Tip Line – 1-866-424-4382 – as a way for residents to anonymously report suspicious activity in its service region.
UNITE Law Enforcement
In addition to drug investigations at all levels, UNITE detectives are engaged with youth prevention initiatives, community education programs, and support treatment and recovery initiatives.
“Life With A Record”
A school assembly program for seventh-grade students and above examining the criminal justice system and how seemingly harmless acts can impact their futures.
NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program®)
UNITE provides funding assistance to start or continue school archery clubs for students in grades 4-12, or to provide the “On Target For Life” physical education curriculum.
HOFNOD (Hooked On Fishing-Not On Drugs®)
UNITE provides funding assistance for UNITE Coalitions to offer this year-round or summertime mentoring program for youth created by the Future Fisherman Foundation.
“Give Me A Reason”
Free saliva-based drug testing kits provided to parents/caregivers as a way to help youth resist peer pressure to use drugs.
Drug-Free Workplace Training
Free training for employees and staff on substance use disorders, signs of drug use, workplace impacts, finding support services, and employee assistance programs.
Two counties are utilizing an evidence-based curriculum to determine if that is an effective and affordable intervention tool for elementary-aged children.
Addicted: A Dose of Reality
A community-based education program for parents, caregivers, and teachers about current drugs of abuse and drug trends.
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Treatment & Recovery
Treatment Referral & Help Line
Connecting individuals and families in the 32-county UNITE service region with treatment and support options – 1-866-90-UNITE (1-866-908-6483).
Financial assistance provided to individuals in the UNITE service area for residential treatment of a substance use disorder.
KY HELP Call Center
Connecting individuals and families in Kentucky with treatment and support resources for substance use disorders – 1-8338-KY-HELP (1-833-859-4357).
The Kentucky State Police Angel Initiative enables anyone battling a substance use disorder to obtain immediate assistance in finding a residential treatment program without fear of retribution.
Instead of spending time in jail, eligible participants complete a substance abuse program supervised by a judge. The Kentucky Drug Court operates under the Kentucky Department of Specialty Courts within the Administrative Office of the Courts.
Help is Available
UNITE works closely to support programs for those with a substance use disorder and their families. This page provides quick links to these programs.
Recovery Kentucky centers help people recover from addiction and help them gain control of their lives to eventually reside in permanent housing.
UNITE supports a variety of after-care programs through its coalitions and Drug Courts, and maintains a comprehensive listing of active support groups.