YOU HELP IS REQUESTED. ACT NOW! Draft Legislation Could Eliminate the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board

This TUESDAY, APRIL 5th, the General Assembly’s Joint Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee will be meeting to discuss a draft bill that may, among other things, merge the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board with the Board of Licensed Professional Counselors.   This would essentially eliminate the Practice Board, and would have a devastating affect on our…

ACT NOW: Draft Legislation Could Eliminate the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board

Legislation drafted last week by the Joint Legislative Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee calls for sunset of the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board and transferring the licensing requirements for substance abuse professionals to the NC Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. CLICK HERE to download a copy of the proposed draft.  Occupational-Licensure-Boards-Merger-and-Dissolution If passed this bill…

Student Conference Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to March 17th

We invite students to apply for the 2016 Spring Conference Scholarship opportunity. The scholarship includes registration fee and students will be responsible for their own travel and lodging. The Conference will be held April 20-22, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, NC. Scholarship Application Requirements include: A completed scholarship application A one-page essay…

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…

Spring Student Scholarships Applications

We invite students to apply for the 2016 Spring Conference Scholarship opportunity.  The scholarship includes registration fee and students will be responsible for their own travel and lodging. The Conference will be held April 20-22, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, NC. Scholarship Application Requirements include: A completed scholarship application A one-page essay that…

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…