An Update from Our Director

Things are often slow down during the summer, but not for APNC members, board and staff! This summer has been a whirlwind of activity. Here’s a brief summary of some of the things APNC has worked on over the past few months: Preparing for Recovery Month: Our Regional VPs have chosen thirteen recipients of 2013…

ADATCs Saved from Extinction

Both the NC House of Representatives and the NC Senate have reached a compromised budget deal. In this deal, which will be passed later this week, there is a twelve percent budget cut for each of North Carolina’s three Alcohol & Drug Abuse Treatment Centers (ADATCs). This is a significant victory for those that understand…

Congratulations Flo Stein

Flo Stein, Chief of the Community Policy Management Section of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services has been recognized for the Ramstad-Kennedy Award (please see the attachment). This national award is for a Single State Agency Director who has shown leadership and…

Congratulations Dr. Janice Petersen

Congratulations to Dr. Janice Petersen as she transitions to a Federal role!  In June, Dr. Petersen left the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services to join the Executive Office of The President, Office of National Drug Control Policy, as Prevention Branch Head.  She will be missed in North Carolina!  Thanks…

ADATCs saved in House Budget. Work to do in Conference.

Thanks to your calls, letters, emails and personal visits, the NC House of Representatives’ budget RESTORED funding for North Carolina’s three Alcohol & Drug Abuse Treatment Centers (ADATCs). The House budget, passed last week, differs substantially from the Senate budget proposal, which eliminates funding for all ADATCs and provides $10 million to Local Management Entities…

National Recovery Month Planning Partners Honors North Carolina’s Flo Stein with Ramstad/Kennedy Award for Outstanding Leadership

Flo Stein, North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services Chief of Community Policy Management Section, Division of MH/DD/SAS, received the sixth annual Ramstad/Kennedy Award for outstanding leadership for her ongoing dedication on recovery across North Carolina and nationally. The award was established in honor of Congressmen Jim Ramstad and Patrick Kennedy. The two congressmen…

NCFADS Student Scholarships – Deadline July 10th

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 2013 North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS) Summer School.  The NC Foundation on Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS) is collaborating with APNC in…

Summer Festivals: What You Might Be Missing

By: Becky Catoe-Aikey, Charlotte Mecklenburg Drug Free Coalition Project Director With the budding of the Azaleas, Dogwoods, and Daffodils there also comes the bustle of summer festivals.   While festivals are most definitely fun family outings, there are hidden dangers.  In Charlotte alcohol is most always present and prevalent at public festivals.  Additionally, the University of…

APNC Recovery Month Grants

APNC invites who individually, or in cooperation with their agency, are planning 2013 September Recovery Month events to apply for seed money grants. Each of the four APNC Regions will have up to $1200.00 to distribute to help fund activities as requested by members in that region. Since 2009 we provided seed money to fund…

June Policy Update

The Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC) Policy Update is a regular feature to APNC members to help inform about policy matters in both Raleigh & Washington that affect the substance abuse community. The NC Legislature has been in Raleigh since late January, and they are finally in the home stretch. The NC Senate has…