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…

SAMHSA Announces 2013 Recovery Month Theme

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) , sponsors National Recovery Month (Recovery Month)to increase awareness and understanding of mental and/or substance use disorders. This celebration promotes the message that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective,…

From the Executive Director

My name is Mark Ezzell and I’m pleased to serve as the new Executive Director of the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina. We’re in challenging times in the addiction field. Money is tight at all levels, while the need for the services our members provide is becoming greater. The political environment is changing with health…

Call for Presenters: NAADAC 2013 Annual Conference

APNC is filled with talented professionals. Is there a specific area you are passionate about? Do you enjoy presenting to other professionals? Share your expertise at the NAADAC National Conference. Call for Presenters: NAADAC 2013 Annual Conference Deadline for Proposals: December 14, 2012. NAADAC has scheduled its 2013 conference for October 11 – 14 in…