Dues Increase Effective July 1st

At our last board retreat, the APNC board of directors voted for a small increase in member dues. Starting July 1st, annual dues will be $130 for professional and associate members. There will be no dues increase for student or organizational members. This $10 a year increase represents the first increase in APNC dues revenue…

APNC Nominations and Elections Committee Announced

The terms of the current APNC President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Regional Vice-Presidents East, West, South Central and North Central and two At-Large Representatives will expire at the end of 2013.   The remaining At-Large positions will expire at the end of 2014. As required by our Bylaws, a Nominations and Elections Committee has been appointed by…

Director’s Report

Mark Ezzell, Executive Director Addiction Professionals of North Carolina   This month has been full of tremendous excitement, growth and opportunity for APNC members. Here are just a few examples: Spring Conference: This year’s Spring Conference is already shaping up to be our biggest and best ever! The Conference has a Title Sponsor, Real Recovery…

NC ABC Commission Protects North Carolina Youth & Communities by Rejecting Stout

Raleigh, NC— Various North Carolina organizations and citizens, including members of the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina, successfully urged the ABC Commission on Wednesday, March 20th to reject the approval of a new and dangerous alcohol product that is described as a “shot in a tube.” Stout 21 is a new alcoholic beverage available in…

Early Bird Registration Ends March 19th

Have you registered for the APNC Spring Conference?  If not, register today to take advantage of the Early Bird Rates! Please join the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC) April 17th-19th for the 2013 APNC Spring Conference in Asheville, NC at the Crowne Royal Plaza. Take advantage of the opportunity to network with colleagues across…

Fellowship Hall Trainings – Free for APNC Members

Please see the 2013 Training Schedule for Fellowship Hall Trainings held in Greensboro, NC below. TRAININGS ARE FREE AND DO NOT REQUIRE REGISTRATION.  Each training is approved by the NCSAPPB for 4 hours of SA specific credit.  Training certificates are given at the end of each training. Directions to Fellowship Hall can be found on…

Legislative Update

This year’s General Assembly session, which officially began January 31st, will be unlike any other we’ve had in our lifetime. With 52 first term members (and 44 second termers), well over half of the members are relatively new to lawmaking. And with Republican control of all three branches of state government, the direction of state…

Its Spring Awards Nominations Time

In the words of Phil Mooring, Awards Committee Chairman, “APNC is made up of the most highly skilled and dedicated professionals to be found anywhere in the nation. These awards present a unique opportunity to recognize our members who continue to make North Carolina a better place.” All APNC members are challenged to take the…

NC DHHS Communication Bulletin #127 Rebasing of Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SAPTBG) Prevention 20% Set-aside Funds

See complete Communications Bulletin’s are formal communications put out by the Division of MH/DD/SAS. To read this complete bulletin and other visit http://www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/communicationbulletins/index.htmat.   As the Division of MH/DD/SAS works with the LME/MCOs to develop a more comprehensive system for prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports, we must recognize that our prevention services, currently outside…