Impact of Bullying and Substance Abuse on Adolescents

Join us for an interactive session on bullying and its impact on substance abuse and adolescents. We will identify characteristics of students most likely to be bullied and to bully as well as the link between substance abuse and bullying. We will review facts about teens, drinking and drugs; signs and symptoms of substance abuse and assessment tools to determine if a child is a bully or being bullied.

APNC Western Regional Training: Working with Military Populations

An introduction to military culture and how active duty service members access MH/SA services. Participants will get an overview of how the United States Marine Corps/NA VY implement their substance abuse treatment and prevention programs.. Information on referrals, rank str ucturing, prevention interventions, treatment practices and standards, along with cultural norms and the climate of the active duty Marine or Sailor.

Fall Conference Awards

APNC members, it is your time to take advantage of the opportunity to recognize those hard working and diligent in the field. In the words of, Awards Committee Chairman Phil Mooring, “APNC is made up of the most highly skilled and dedicated professionals to be found anywhere in the nation. These awards present a unique…

2016 Recovery Months Grants Available

APNC invites members to apply for seed money grants to assist their agency’s 2016 September National Recovery Month public events. APNC will provide $4000 to distribute across the state to help fund activities as requested by members in that region. Since 2009, we provided seed money to fund or partially fund thirty-four events, with grants…

South Central Regional Training: SA and Older Adults

The APNC South Western Region is proud to offer Prescription and other Substance Abuse in our Aging Community, presented by: Micheal Leone. “Prescription and other Substance Abuse in our Aging Community” is an interactive presentation designed to assist the attendees in use of screening tools to identifying substance use disorders in older adults, identify barriers to treatment, build competencies in working with older adults, and review MI strategies, and integrated health care models of care.

Western Regional Training: E-cigarettes and Other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Devices

This presentation will explore the changing landscape of available nicotine-containing products, with a focus on electronic nicotine delivery systems. We will describe the most recent scientific literature, including patterns of use; discuss health implications and describe the regulatory environment. Jim D. Martin, M.S., is the Director of Policy and Programs with the NC Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch, Division of Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services. Jim’s major responsibilities include providing statewide leadership and expertise on tobacco use prevention and control policy and programmatic solutions.

APNC Forms Strategic Partnership with the Governor’s Institute to Enhance Quality Services and Benefits for Members

The Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC) and the Governor’s Institute have formed a collaborative partnership to better serve the addiction treatment and prevention professionals, providers, and consumers across our state. In this new partnership, APNC serves as the lead agency for: emerging leaders and scholarship activities; provider advocacy; training and technical assistance; and serves as…