ACT NOW: Draft Legislation Could Eliminate the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board

Legislation drafted last week by the Joint Legislative Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee calls for sunset of the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board and transferring the licensing requirements for substance abuse professionals to the NC Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. CLICK HERE to download a copy of the proposed draft.  Occupational-Licensure-Boards-Merger-and-Dissolution If passed this bill…

Student Conference Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to March 17th

We invite students to apply for the 2016 Spring Conference Scholarship opportunity. The scholarship includes registration fee and students will be responsible for their own travel and lodging. The Conference will be held April 20-22, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, NC. Scholarship Application Requirements include: A completed scholarship application A one-page essay…

Certified Community Behavioral Health Care Clinic (CCBHC) Funding Opportunity

Is your program interested in becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Care Clinic (CCBHC)? The North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services and the Division of Medical Assistance has been awarded a planning grant to establish CCBHCs throughout the state and they are currently seeking letters of intent from community behavioral health…

Spring Student Scholarships Applications

We invite students to apply for the 2016 Spring Conference Scholarship opportunity.  The scholarship includes registration fee and students will be responsible for their own travel and lodging. The Conference will be held April 20-22, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, NC. Scholarship Application Requirements include: A completed scholarship application A one-page essay that…

2016 Recovery Month Celebrations

Cape Fear Recovery Month Celebration, Wrightsville Beach, NC The 2015 Cape Fear Recovery Month Celebration at the Park took place on Sunday, September 20th from 12noon to 3pm at the Wrightsville Beach Park. They had live music, the Secret Drive band, free food, two testimonials, the recovery countdown, 20 health fair vendors, medical services, and…

October Director’s Report

We have just concluded another great Fall Conference in Wrightsville Beach, complete with quality sessions, training and opportunity to meet and learn from our colleagues. Our feedback suggests this may have been our best conference yet! A special thanks to Virginia Johnson, James Wong and the entire Empowered Ideas team from making things run so…