Substance Abuse Coalitions

Local Board for Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP)

The Local Board of twenty members has been working since 2002 addressing substance abuse problems throughout Magoffin County by developing and implementing a long-term Strategic Plan. The vision of the Local Board is a healthy community, free of alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) abuse and related consequences. The mission is to develop a long-term strategy that is designed to reduce the incidence of substance abuse (ATOD) in youth and adults in Magoffin County. Coordination and collaboration with multiple community partners continues to be the most important strategies to sustain the work.

View ASAP Strategic Plan

Med Drop Event

Prevent RX Abuse. Dispose of your medicine properly. Medicine take-back programs are a good way to remove expired, unwanted,or unused medicines from the home and reduce the chance that others may accidentally take the medicine. The Med Drop Box is located at the Magoffin County Sheriffs Office.

Unlawful Narcotics Investigation Treatment Education (UNITE)

The Local Board also serves as the Coalition for Magoffin UNITE. Each of the funding sources (KY-ASAP,UNITE) require a detailed action plan that targets the overall Strategic Plan for Magoffin County. Assessment, building capacity, planning, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability are the Strategic Prevention Framework in process that empowers the community to identify and implement the most effective strategies to achieve community-level change.

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Substance Abuse Free Environment (SAFE) Coalition

SAFE Coalition serves as the working group to expand environmental strategies to address substance abuse. The coalition meets every third Wednesday of each month at 1:00PM at the local health department.

How We Help YOU!

Develop and work a long-term strategy to reduce substance abuse in youth and adults in Magoffin County

Work with community partners to prevent duplication of services and develop programs to fill the gaps according to local survey data and needs analysis

Perform county-wide needs and resource assessments related to substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, law enforcement, and recovery

Work toward braiding local efforts and funding to enhance positive outcomes

Research and share grant opportunities to increase community support funds

Partner with other agencies to submit grant applications

Build and develop coalitions to work throughout the county using multiple strategies to deter and prevent substance abuse

Prevention and early intervention resources through drug screening and a resource library

Public Awareness Events and Campaigns

Provides community support funds to address substance abuse projects

Free Drug Pre-Screening for youth

Discounted Drug Screens for adults

We also provide Take Home Drug Screening Kits for Youth and Adults at $8.00 each.

Distribute Resource Directories free of charge to local providers and the public

Provide brief interventions and substance abuse referrals

Facilitate a Health Provider Coalition and Drug Endangered Child Team

Facilitate Unite Club Meetings at Herald Whitaker Middleschool and Magoffin County High School

Provide a part time staff of two:
Carolyn Isaac,RN, Board Coordinator KY-ASAP

View SAFE Strategic Plan

View SAFE Plan Review

Magoffin Local Board for KY-ASAP

Permanent Membership:
County Judge Executive – Charles “DOC” Hardin
Executive Director of Mountain Comprehensive Care Center – Rachel Willoughby, designee of Promod Bishnoi
Public Health Director – James “Pete” Shepherd,
Coordinator of a youth service center – Joann Crace
Superintendent of Magoffin County Schools – Neil West, designee of Stanley Holbrook
Cabinet for Families and Children Department of Community Based Services
Jerri Conley, designee of Susan Howard

Non-Permanent Membership:
Brushy Fork Missionary Baptist Church Pastor – Ollie Watts
Media – Heather Oney
Law Enforcement – Jim Mortimer
Health Care
Mildred Sizemore
Kiwanis – Barbara Patrick
Business – Paul Burchell
Tobacco Coordinator – Abbie Conley
Youth- Mason Isaac
Parent – Sandy Sue Salyer
Senior Group – Vivian Hoskins
Teen Coalition – Ronald Gullett
District Judge – Dennis Prater
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Associate Dean Academic Affairs – Chris Daniel
Magoffin County Drug Court – Daphne Helton
Mountain Comp. Care Center, Magoffin - Amanda Haney

Board Officers:
Jerri Conley, Chair
Chris Daniel, Vice-Chair
Abbie Conley, Secretary

Board Executive Committee:
James “Pete” Shepherd
Daphne Helton
Sandy Sue Salyer

General Advisory Committee:
Bertie K. Salyer
Roy Conley
Tommy and Vicky Dyer



Carolyn Isaac, Coordinator Carolyn Isaac


Magoffin County Local Drug Tip Information can be reported anonymously by contacting Carolyn Isaac,office at 606-349-6212, Extention 119
after hours per voice mail or emailed to

All local tips provided will be immediately reported to Salyersville City Policy, Magoffin County Sheriff’s Department and UNITE.

Or call or visit the
UNITE Drug Tip Line:

UNITE Treatment Referral Line:
866-90-UNITE (86483

Operation Unite Website

How You Help Us!

We need you to become partners with us to move forward in addressing the needs of our community related to substance abuse prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery!

Get involved by attending the quarterly meetings every third Monday in March, June, September, and December at 6:00PM at the health department and the SAFE Coalition meetings at 1:00PM every third Wednesday of each month.

For more information contact Carolyn Isaac at the Magoffin County Health Department, 119 East Mountain Parkway, Salyersville, KY 41465
Telephone: 606-349-6212, Extention 119