Event Recap: Path of Hope, September 6th, 2013

On September 6, 2013, Path of Hope held an open house for the community. People were allowed to tour the facilities and learn more about addiction. The focus this year was “behavioral health is essential to overall health”. Path of Hope wants the community to understand that treatment centers are not scary and people who…

ANNUAL APNC Awards Nominations Requested

A feature of our Fall Conference to which we always look forward is the Fall Awards Luncheon. Honored will be recipients of APNC’s Norbert Kelly Award; our Outstanding Program award; and our Outstanding New Professional award. APNC Members are urged to submit nominations for all Fall awards. Nomi¬nations and supporting information on nominees must be…

APNC 2014-15 Board Candidates

As outlined in APNC’s Bylaws, the Nominations and Elections Committee, chaired by Wenn Rivenbark, requested suggestions from voting members in the Jan/Feb Newsletter and put forth a slate of nominees at the 2013 Spring Conference. That slate was announced in the May/June APNC Newsletter and no members opted to petition for additional nominees. Candidates for…

An Update from Our Director

Things are often slow down during the summer, but not for APNC members, board and staff! This summer has been a whirlwind of activity. Here’s a brief summary of some of the things APNC has worked on over the past few months: Preparing for Recovery Month: Our Regional VPs have chosen thirteen recipients of 2013…

ADATCs saved in House Budget. Work to do in Conference.

Thanks to your calls, letters, emails and personal visits, the NC House of Representatives’ budget RESTORED funding for North Carolina’s three Alcohol & Drug Abuse Treatment Centers (ADATCs). The House budget, passed last week, differs substantially from the Senate budget proposal, which eliminates funding for all ADATCs and provides $10 million to Local Management Entities…

National Recovery Month Planning Partners Honors North Carolina’s Flo Stein with Ramstad/Kennedy Award for Outstanding Leadership

Flo Stein, North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services Chief of Community Policy Management Section, Division of MH/DD/SAS, received the sixth annual Ramstad/Kennedy Award for outstanding leadership for her ongoing dedication on recovery across North Carolina and nationally. The award was established in honor of Congressmen Jim Ramstad and Patrick Kennedy. The two congressmen…

NCFADS Student Scholarships – Deadline July 10th

In support of National Recovery Month, Addiction Professionals of North Carolina has recently received a grant from NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, to subsidize student scholarships to the 2013 North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS) Summer School.  The NC Foundation on Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS) is collaborating with APNC in…

Summer Festivals: What You Might Be Missing

By: Becky Catoe-Aikey, Charlotte Mecklenburg Drug Free Coalition Project Director With the budding of the Azaleas, Dogwoods, and Daffodils there also comes the bustle of summer festivals.   While festivals are most definitely fun family outings, there are hidden dangers.  In Charlotte alcohol is most always present and prevalent at public festivals.  Additionally, the University of…