NC to Face Big Jump in Demand for Addiction Care

By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press   RALEIGH, N.C. – Drug and alcoholism addiction specialists are bracing for a coming change in the federal health care overhaul law that will mean a big increase in insurers paying for treatment. New figures from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration show the demand for…

Standardized NC MCO/DMA Checkwrite Schedule

The NC Council on Community Programs, working with the State’s MCO’s, have announced the checkwrite schedule for providers in the following memo.  You can learn more at www.NCSAPA.org. Date: April 15, 2013 To: Contracted Network Providers Re: Standardized NC MCO/DMA Checkwrite Schedule MCOs working together at the NC Council have committed to standardizing and streamlining…

April Policy Update

The Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC) Policy Update is a regular feature to APNC members to help inform about policy matters in both Raleigh & Washington that affect the substance abuse community. In Raleigh The NC General Assembly is now in full swing. The deadline for filing House and Senate bills will come soon,…

Dues Increase Effective July 1st

At our last board retreat, the APNC board of directors voted for a small increase in member dues. Starting July 1st, annual dues will be $130 for professional and associate members. There will be no dues increase for student or organizational members. This $10 a year increase represents the first increase in APNC dues revenue…

APNC Nominations and Elections Committee Announced

The terms of the current APNC President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Regional Vice-Presidents East, West, South Central and North Central and two At-Large Representatives will expire at the end of 2013.   The remaining At-Large positions will expire at the end of 2014. As required by our Bylaws, a Nominations and Elections Committee has been appointed by…

Director’s Report

Mark Ezzell, Executive Director Addiction Professionals of North Carolina   This month has been full of tremendous excitement, growth and opportunity for APNC members. Here are just a few examples: Spring Conference: This year’s Spring Conference is already shaping up to be our biggest and best ever! The Conference has a Title Sponsor, Real Recovery…

NC ABC Commission Protects North Carolina Youth & Communities by Rejecting Stout

Raleigh, NC— Various North Carolina organizations and citizens, including members of the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina, successfully urged the ABC Commission on Wednesday, March 20th to reject the approval of a new and dangerous alcohol product that is described as a “shot in a tube.” Stout 21 is a new alcoholic beverage available in…

Fellowship Hall Trainings – Free for APNC Members

Please see the 2013 Training Schedule for Fellowship Hall Trainings held in Greensboro, NC below. TRAININGS ARE FREE AND DO NOT REQUIRE REGISTRATION.  Each training is approved by the NCSAPPB for 4 hours of SA specific credit.  Training certificates are given at the end of each training. Directions to Fellowship Hall can be found on…

Legislative Update

This year’s General Assembly session, which officially began January 31st, will be unlike any other we’ve had in our lifetime. With 52 first term members (and 44 second termers), well over half of the members are relatively new to lawmaking. And with Republican control of all three branches of state government, the direction of state…