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…

Its Spring Awards Nominations Time

In the words of Phil Mooring, Awards Committee Chairman, “APNC is made up of the most highly skilled and dedicated professionals to be found anywhere in the nation. These awards present a unique opportunity to recognize our members who continue to make North Carolina a better place.” All APNC members are challenged to take the…

SAMHSA Announces 2013 Recovery Month Theme

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) , sponsors National Recovery Month (Recovery Month)to increase awareness and understanding of mental and/or substance use disorders. This celebration promotes the message that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective,…

From the Executive Director

My name is Mark Ezzell and I’m pleased to serve as the new Executive Director of the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina. We’re in challenging times in the addiction field. Money is tight at all levels, while the need for the services our members provide is becoming greater. The political environment is changing with health…