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…

Urgent Policy Alert: NC House of Representatives Vote on House Bill 693 Tomorrow!

Legislative vote TOMORROW, May 8th  Tomorrow, the NC House of Representatives will vote on House Bill 693, which would prohibit health care providers or their agents from providing minors with health care services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse issues without notarized consent of the parent (or guardian) and  written consent of the…

9th Annual NC Parent Resource Center Conference

Mobilizing to Fight Back:
Harnessing the Power of Parents, Youth, and Providers
May 14 & 15, 2013
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh – Brownstone – University
1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27605

Conference Registration Cost
Both Days- $50
Day 2 Only- $30



NC to Face Big Jump in Demand for Addiction Care

By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press   RALEIGH, N.C. – Drug and alcoholism addiction specialists are bracing for a coming change in the federal health care overhaul law that will mean a big increase in insurers paying for treatment. New figures from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration show the demand for…

Standardized NC MCO/DMA Checkwrite Schedule

The NC Council on Community Programs, working with the State’s MCO’s, have announced the checkwrite schedule for providers in the following memo.  You can learn more at www.NCSAPA.org. Date: April 15, 2013 To: Contracted Network Providers Re: Standardized NC MCO/DMA Checkwrite Schedule MCOs working together at the NC Council have committed to standardizing and streamlining…