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…

Director’s Report

During the month of May, APNC has continued to grow in terms of membership, influence and voice in the substance abuse prevention and treatment community. Here are a few highlights: NC General Assembly: The legislative session has passed two significant milestones: the May 16th crossover deadline, the date by which legislation without a fiscal impact…

Parent Resource Center Conference Presented the First Ever NC Marijuana Prevention Summit

The 9th Annual NC Parent Resource Center Conference, “Mobilizing to Fight Back: Harnessing the Power of Parents, Youth, and Providers”, was held May 14 – 15 at the Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh-Brownstone-University Hotel. The conference was presented by the NC Parent Resource Center at Families in Action in collaboration with the State’s Centers for Prevention…

New APNC Officers to be Elected in October: Nominations Committee Annouces Slate

On April 16, 2013 at the APNC Board of Directors meeting the APNC Nominations and Elections Committee announced the following slate of candidates for the 2014-15 term of office: Executive Committee: President: Angela Maxwell Vice-President: Dorsey Ward Secretary: Deeanna Hale-Holland Treasurer: Angie Banther At-Large Representatives: Carrie Gearing Olian Holladay North Central Regional Vice President: Mary…