NCFADS Student Scholarships – Deadline July 10th

In support of National Recovery Month, Addiction Professionals of North Carolina has recently received a grant from NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, to subsidize student scholarships to the 2013 North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS) Summer School.  The NC Foundation on Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS) is collaborating with APNC in…

APNC Recovery Month Grants

APNC invites who individually, or in cooperation with their agency, are planning 2013 September Recovery Month events to apply for seed money grants. Each of the four APNC Regions will have up to $1200.00 to distribute to help fund activities as requested by members in that region. Since 2009 we provided seed money to fund…

Director’s Report

During the month of May, APNC has continued to grow in terms of membership, influence and voice in the substance abuse prevention and treatment community. Here are a few highlights: NC General Assembly: The legislative session has passed two significant milestones: the May 16th crossover deadline, the date by which legislation without a fiscal impact…

Urgent Policy Alert: NC House of Representatives Vote on House Bill 693 Tomorrow!

Legislative vote TOMORROW, May 8th  Tomorrow, the NC House of Representatives will vote on House Bill 693, which would prohibit health care providers or their agents from providing minors with health care services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse issues without notarized consent of the parent (or guardian) and  written consent of the…

NC to Face Big Jump in Demand for Addiction Care

By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press   RALEIGH, N.C. – Drug and alcoholism addiction specialists are bracing for a coming change in the federal health care overhaul law that will mean a big increase in insurers paying for treatment. New figures from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration show the demand for…

Dues Increase Effective July 1st

At our last board retreat, the APNC board of directors voted for a small increase in member dues. Starting July 1st, annual dues will be $130 for professional and associate members. There will be no dues increase for student or organizational members. This $10 a year increase represents the first increase in APNC dues revenue…

NC ABC Commission Protects North Carolina Youth & Communities by Rejecting Stout

Raleigh, NC— Various North Carolina organizations and citizens, including members of the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina, successfully urged the ABC Commission on Wednesday, March 20th to reject the approval of a new and dangerous alcohol product that is described as a “shot in a tube.” Stout 21 is a new alcoholic beverage available in…

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…

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…