#ThankTheVillage

For National Recovery Month, Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR), the nation’s leading recovery advocacy organization, issued the Thank a Village challenge, challenging us to get out into our community with a sign that reads: YOU HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE…YOU ARE MY VILLAGE FAVOR asks us to take a picture or a video expressing our…

Novant Health Opioid Stewardship Campaign

We’ve been delighted to collaborate with Novant Health on their Opioid Stewardship Campaign, particularly around their stigma elimination initiatives. Novant Health understands what recovery activist Bill White has been teaching us for years, “Words have immense power to wound or heal.” They’ve made a concerted effort to educate their 25,000 staff and partnering physicians at…

Where is the Outrage?

I was honored recently to address a roomful of journalists from across the country to discuss harm reduction and treatment access issues in rural communities. Naturally, I discussed the terrible impact of our most recent epidemic. North Carolina lost 1,726 fellow citizens to unintentional drug overdose in 2016, twice the number we lost only 6…

North Western Regional Training: Addiction Recovery! Stigma, Language, & Advocacy.

Recovery is a Process, Not an Event We have five decades of research proving that addiction is a chronic brain disorder, not a moral failing, yet we have been responding to it with the acute care model of addiction treatment and incarceration. This educational experience will provide information on the pathology and chronic nature of…

Now Hiring Recovery Support Services Outreach Coordinator!

Job Title: Recovery Support Services (RSS) Outreach Coordinator (Western North Carolina) Organization: Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC) – Raleigh, NC 27603 APNC empowers 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…

March to Membership Drive!

Special offer available throughout the month of March for New or Lapsed (more than 12 months) Members. Standard Annual Dues are $130 for Professionals, $109 for Associates & Peer Recovery Support Specialists (NEW!), and $50.50 for Students. For this month only, dues will be discounted to $99 for Professionals and $79 for both Associates &…

ASAM Strategic Plan: People Get Better Than Well

Yesterday, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) revealed their strategic plan for 2018-21 in which they strengthen their focus on the full spectrum of addiction care: prevention, treatment, remission, and recovery. The inclusion of recovery as the ultimate potential within the addiction spectrum, distinct from remission, affirms what many of us have known for decades: recovery…

Spring 2018 Conference Sponsorship

    Addiction Professionals of North Carolina is committed to empowering our prevention, treatment, and recovery professionals to thrive. The unrelenting addiction epidemic and North Carolina’s evolving continuum of care require deliberate education and vigilant advocacy. Our conferences keep helpers up to date on what’s trending in the field. We provide training on exciting innovations…