Student Scholarships Applications Now Available for Fall Conference

The NC Association of Addiction and Prevention Professionals announces scholarship opportunities for students studying to become substance abuse professionals in North Carolina! We invite students to apply for 2014 Fall Conference Scholarship opportunity.  The scholarship includes registration fee.  Students will be responisble for their own travel and lodging.  The Conference will be held October 29-31,…

September is Recovery Month

Since 2009 Addiction Professionals of NC has been pleased to support thirty six different agencies who presented forty four Recovery Month events throughout North Carolina. This year is no exception. In August APNC granted nine requests for seed money to help support a variety of new projects. We hope you will find one in your…

Legal Action Center ALERT: Recommendations to SAMHSA Listening Session on 42 C.F.R. Part 2’s Confidentiality Protections

From the Legal Action Center LAC’s Recommendations to SAMHSA Listening Session on 42 C.F.R. Part 2’s Confidentiality Protections The Issue The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued a call for comments on whether the federal regulations governing Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Patient Records (42 C.F.R. Part 2) should be updated,…

June, 2014- LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Senate Budget May Place Prevention Funds At Risk

The NC Senate’s budget proposal would direct the Program Evaluation Division (the General Assembly’s research arm) to study the pros and cons of diverting ABC Commission funds that presently go to DHHS for Substance Abuse Prevention efforts, and instead having those funds stay with the ABC Commission to fund a new youth alcohol use prevention…

NC Parent Resource Center Holds 10th Annual Conference on Prevention

The 10th Annual NC Parent Resource Center Conference, “Our Children. Our Communities. Our Future.” held May 13-14 attracted over 170 substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals, parents, and volunteers representing fifty of North Carolina’s counties. The opening session featured NC Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Dave…

Request for Proposals

We just wrapped up our Spring Conference and planning is already under way for the 2014 Fall Conference to be held October 29th -31st in Wrightsville Beach, NC.  As we are planning another exciting conference we need your expertise!  We invite you to submit a proposal for topic at the Spring Conference. Are you interested…

How Will You Decide

Written and Submitted by Flay J. Lee APNC Member and NCSAPPB President Recently I shared some clinical dilemmas with a colleague of mind concerning situations that involved staff, professional ethics and issues surrounding LGTB clients in a substance abuse aftercare setting. She immediately challenged me to engage in writing a brief statement on the expectations…

Executive Director’s Report – March

Over the past year, APNC has experienced a 25% increase in our membership! People are joining APNC because they view our organization as the best vehicle for helping them gain valuable skills, meet and connect with other professionals and to impact the way substance abuse services are provided. This membership increase is a credit to…