Earl Young

Earl Young

He was born in Florida – a drug baby addicted to heroin before his first breath. Orphaned and then adopted, Earl Young was brought to Breathitt County, where he had a normal childhood. He played football and excelled in sports.Earl joined the U.S. Army after high...
Lisa Floyd

Lisa Floyd

Lisa Floyd, a child of rape, was given up by her mom and raised by a relative. She had a fine home and didn’t want for anything.By age 13, she was smoking pot, which she believes was a gateway drug that led to drinking at age 14, dropping out of school at 15, and...
Medical symposia offered on Rx drug problem

Medical symposia offered on Rx drug problem

Symposia to educate medical providers about prescription drug abuse and diversion will be conducted at four locations across Kentucky this spring. These free “Kentucky Medical Communities UNITEd” forums – presented by the Appalachian Regional Commission, Kentucky...
Appalachia engages nation on Rx abuse

Appalachia engages nation on Rx abuse

Citing the importance of a drug-free population to sustainable economic growth, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has agreed to serve as Operation UNITE’s educational partner for the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit next spring. The Summit will take place April...