Western Region: SA and Older Adults

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.

2016 Fall Conference Call for Proposals

We just wrapped up our Spring Conference and planning is already under way for the 2016 Fall Conference to be held October 12th-14th in Wrightsville Beach. As we are planning another exciting conference we need your expertise!  We invite you to help make our Fall Conference another huge success by sharing your expertise with us…

Marketing Yourself in the SA Field

Description: This four-hour training will address marketing and self-promotion in the substance abuse field. It will also address perceptions and the effects perception on the substance abuse professional. The workshop will explore various techniques to marketing and self-promoting self and/or agency.

Certified Community Behavioral Health Care Clinic (CCBHC) Funding Opportunity

Is your program interested in becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Care Clinic (CCBHC)? The North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services and the Division of Medical Assistance has been awarded a planning grant to establish CCBHCs throughout the state and they are currently seeking letters of intent from community behavioral health…

Cam Newton

In a world where media highlights the parties and glamorizes the excessive lifestyle of alcohol and drugs among our celebrities, it is a breath of fresh air to see that stories about some of our most talented individuals who owe a piece of their success to staying free of alcohol and drugs. In a recent…

2016 Recovery Month Celebrations

Cape Fear Recovery Month Celebration, Wrightsville Beach, NC The 2015 Cape Fear Recovery Month Celebration at the Park took place on Sunday, September 20th from 12noon to 3pm at the Wrightsville Beach Park. They had live music, the Secret Drive band, free food, two testimonials, the recovery countdown, 20 health fair vendors, medical services, and…

October Director’s Report

We have just concluded another great Fall Conference in Wrightsville Beach, complete with quality sessions, training and opportunity to meet and learn from our colleagues. Our feedback suggests this may have been our best conference yet! A special thanks to Virginia Johnson, James Wong and the entire Empowered Ideas team from making things run so…