Student Scholarships Available for NCFADS Summer School

In support of National Recovery Month, Addiction Professionals of North Carolina has recently received a grant from NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, to subsidize student scholarships to the 2014 North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS) Summer School. NCFADS is collaborating with APNC in this project. We are pleased to announce an…

Legal Action Center ALERT: Recommendations to SAMHSA Listening Session on 42 C.F.R. Part 2’s Confidentiality Protections

From the Legal Action Center LAC’s Recommendations to SAMHSA Listening Session on 42 C.F.R. Part 2’s Confidentiality Protections The Issue The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued a call for comments on whether the federal regulations governing Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Patient Records (42 C.F.R. Part 2) should be updated,…

June, 2014- LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Senate Budget May Place Prevention Funds At Risk

The NC Senate’s budget proposal would direct the Program Evaluation Division (the General Assembly’s research arm) to study the pros and cons of diverting ABC Commission funds that presently go to DHHS for Substance Abuse Prevention efforts, and instead having those funds stay with the ABC Commission to fund a new youth alcohol use prevention…

NC Parent Resource Center Holds 10th Annual Conference on Prevention

The 10th Annual NC Parent Resource Center Conference, “Our Children. Our Communities. Our Future.” held May 13-14 attracted over 170 substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals, parents, and volunteers representing fifty of North Carolina’s counties. The opening session featured NC Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Dave…

Request for Proposals

We just wrapped up our Spring Conference and planning is already under way for the 2014 Fall Conference to be held October 29th -31st in Wrightsville Beach, NC.  As we are planning another exciting conference we need your expertise!  We invite you to submit a proposal for topic at the Spring Conference. Are you interested…

How Will You Decide

Written and Submitted by Flay J. Lee APNC Member and NCSAPPB President Recently I shared some clinical dilemmas with a colleague of mind concerning situations that involved staff, professional ethics and issues surrounding LGTB clients in a substance abuse aftercare setting. She immediately challenged me to engage in writing a brief statement on the expectations…

Executive Director’s Report – March

Over the past year, APNC has experienced a 25% increase in our membership! People are joining APNC because they view our organization as the best vehicle for helping them gain valuable skills, meet and connect with other professionals and to impact the way substance abuse services are provided. This membership increase is a credit to…