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 Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in being a part of the 2017 Spring and/or Fall Conferences and showcasing your organization as an exhibitor or sponsor? By sponsoring an APNC Conference, your organization will receive invaluable digital and print exposure. APNC will provide brand awareness through brochures, conference materials, display/signage, and direct links to your website from conference email invitations, online…

Medication Assisted Therapy Resources

As a resource, the National Council on Behavioral Health (NCBH) has developed an interactive map documenting governor-led opioid initiatives that educate and help those affected by the epidemic. Click on your state to see what actions have been taken thus far. If you are a provider, prescriber or just a concerned citizen, check out these…

Antithesis of Overdose

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at College Park Baptist Church, adjacent to UNCG’s campus, 75 community members assembled to discuss action steps and solutions surrounding opioid addiction and recovery. Each of these attendants (public officials, community leaders, and tax payers) were in some way personally affected by the disease of addiction. Like every disease, addiction does…

Introduction to Creative Expressive Art in MH/SA Treatment & Prevention

Introduction to Creative Expressive Art in MH/SA Treatment & Prevention: An interactive and experiential approach to music, art, movement, and creative arts therapies. 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 useful techniques without special music/artistic skills. Take a ways for participants will be new and fresh ideas to add to current interventions to reach positive outcomes and goals.

2017 APNC Board Election Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the election for our 2017 APNC Board of Directors. Over 20% of our membership participated in this election. As a result, we have a great mix of experienced and new board members. We’re especially pleased at the breadth of recognition and leadership experience our board has in other…