Recovery Messaging for Providers Training (APNC South Central Region)

The Recovery Messaging Training will equip individuals with a fundamental grasp of the latest neuroscience behind addictive behaviors. The intersection of environmental, psychological, genetic, and neurobiological factors will be discussed as key contributors to addiction. This approach counters common misperceptions that addiction is a choice or moral failing on the part of the individual. Participants will review these negative stigmas and examine how they create barriers to the motivation and successful treatment of clients. Cultural factors regarding drugs and alcohol will be reviewed in an attempt to better assess the significant challenges faced by marginalized populations. A clear knowledge of addiction and recovery, based in the latest evidence-based research, grants practitioners the skills necessary to engage their clientele with competence and dignity.

Summary of the Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act

(House Bill 243/Senate Bill 175) http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2017/Bills/House/PDF/H243v6.pdf “Targeted controlled substances” under the Act = Schedule II and Schedule III Opioids Targeted controlled substances are those listed in G.S. 90-90(1) & (2) and G.S. 90-91(d) Provisions for Prescribers • Limits first-time prescriptions of targeted controlled substances for acute pain to ?5 days – Exception: prescriptions following a…

Recovery Month Community Grant Opportunity

APNC invites members to apply for seed money grants to assist their agency’s 2017 September National Recovery Month public events. APNC will provide $4000 to distribute across the state to help fund activities as requested by members in that region. Since 2009, we provided seed money to fund or partially fund almost 50 events, with grant…

Job Announcement: RHCC Clinical Counselor, Migrant Outreach Worker, and Behavioral Health Technician

RHCC is Currently Seeking the Following for North Carolina Locations Clinical Counselor Lakeview, NC A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or other human service field. Currently hold a NC license as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), and/or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Three years of paid substance abuse direct care experience. Migrant Outreach…

Support the Amend Substance Abuse Professional Practices Act (HB615)

Legislation was recently introduced to make several positive changes to the Substance Abuse Professional Practices Act. The bill, House Bill 615, was sought by the NCSAPPB members and accomplishes the following things: Keeps substance abuse counseling credentials uniform across state lines. Standards were raised two years ago and North Carolina must change statute to keep…

2017 Fall Conference

We are wrapping up our Spring Conference and planning is already under way for the 2017 Fall Conference to be held October 18-20 in Wrightsville Beach, NC.  As we are planning another exciting conference we need your expertise!  We invite you to help make our Fall Conference another huge success by sharing your expertise with us.…