2017 APNC Fall Conference Awards

APNC members, it is your time to take advantage of the opportunity to recognize those hard working and diligent in the field. In the words of, Awards Committee Chairman Phil Mooring, “APNC is made up of the most highly skilled and dedicated professionals to be found anywhere in the nation. These awards present a unique…

2018 APNC Board Candidates

As outlined in APNC’s Bylaws, the Nominations and Elections Committee, chaired by Angela Maxwell, requested suggestions from voting members in the Jan/Feb Newsletter and put forth a slate of nominees. That slate was announced in the May/June APNC Newsletter and there was opportunity for additional nominees.

APNC Northwest Regional Training: Expressive Arts

The APNC Northwestern Region is proud to offer this training, presented by: William Faulkner, CSAC, CSARFD, QTCP. About this Training: An interactive and informative learning experience for MH/SA treatment and prevention professionals, using creative expressive arts as an intervention to serve their population. Individual/Group assessment techniques will be covered. Interactive activities will be presented illustrating practical and…

Executive Director Position Now Available at APNC

The Executive Director serves as senior operating officer, responsible for control and management of APNC operations. The Executive Director shall monitor current and long-term organizational goals; manage daily staff functions; nurture and maintain collaborative relationships at regional, state and national levels; work with the Board of Directors to ensure the growth and sustainability of the association. The Executive Director shall work in conjunction with the APNC Staff, Board of Directors, and other APNC contracted entities to carry on the work of APNC. The Executive Director shall be supervised by the organization’s Board of Director and shall be a non-voting officer of that body.

APNC South West Regional Training: Ethics Changes in 42 CFR

This essential, interactive presentation will provide the participant with the current, evolving Ethical information regarding re-ferrals, confidentiality, technology, educator responsibilities and more! There will be case studies to assist participants with the application of the new rules. The important changes of 42CRF and the impact on Authorization of Release and Client Rights/Confidentiality and more will be addressed.

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…