Language Matters Mondays

“By using accurate, non-stigmatizing language, we can help break the stigma surrounding this disease so people can more easily access treatment, reach recovery, and live healthier lives.” – Michael Botticelli, Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Words have power. When we use clinically accurate, person-first language, we begin to…

APNC: South Western Regional FASD Training | Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs): The Impact of Alcohol Exposed Pregnancies

The APNC South Western Region is proud to offer this training, presented by: Amy Hendricks, Coordinator NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program (FASDinNC)   About this Training: To educate participants about the importance of preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies and how alcohol impacts the brain during fetal development. Clearly define Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and how…

APNC: North Western Regional FASD Training | Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs): The Impact of Alcohol Exposed Pregnancies

The APNC North Western Region is proud to offer this training, presented by: Amy Hendricks, Coordinator NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program (FASDinNC)   About this Training: To educate participants about the importance of preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies and how alcohol impacts the brain during fetal development. Clearly define Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and how…

Attorney General Stein Recommends Resources for People Struggling With Addiction During the Holidays

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 22, 2017   Attorney General Stein Recommends Resources for People Struggling With Addiction During the Holidays (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today encouraged North Carolinians to remember that resources are available to anyone who may be struggling with addiction this holiday season. “It’s a sad reality that for many people,…

APNC Executive Director Receives NC Dogwood Award

APNC is honored that our own Executive Director, Donald McDonald, was one of 11 outstanding North Carolinians recognized by Attorney General Josh Stein today.  Mr. McDonald received the distinguished NC Dogwood Award for his commitment to combatting the opioid crisis and his dedication to preserving life and promoting health and wellness throughout NC. Attorney General…

Public Health Emergency: What now?

  Advocacy Win Although we celebrated victory after the White House public health emergency declaration, festivities were short-lived. The rift among advocates began immediately on social media, driven by pathos and politics. Many focused on the President’s off-script remarks about prevention, which were strikingly similar to the failed 80’s “just say no” campaign. Others pointed…

Full-Time Program Coordinator Position Open

APNC exist to empower our prevention, treatment, and recovery professionals to thrive in their practice. The unrelenting addiction epidemic and North Carolina’s evolving continuum of care require deliberate education and vigilant advocacy. APNC is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization, leading the movement to transform NC’s systems of care into a culture that promotes wellness for individuals…