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…

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…