We’re Hiring!

APNC’s team is growing and we are excited to post TWO new positions. Follow the links below to learn about our new Statewide Coordinator & Project Director positions. Both positions are through the Partnerships for Success program, funded through SAMHSA. Are you the right fit? Statewide Coordinator applicants must apply by March 18, 2019. Project…

Profile in Advocacy: Mary Ferreri

I’m thrilled that Mary Ferreri, President & Founder of Emerald School of Excellence is my Profile in Advocacy this week. For nine years, Mary has been a Physical Education and Health Teacher. Her leadership roles and creative ways to keep students engaged have been her strengths. Her genuine passion for helping students thrive and be…

Attorney General Stein Recommends Resources for People Struggling With Addiction During the Holidays

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 22, 2017   Attorney General Stein Recommends Resources for People Struggling With Addiction During the Holidays (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today encouraged North Carolinians to remember that resources are available to anyone who may be struggling with addiction this holiday season. “It’s a sad reality that for many people,…

Cam Newton

In a world where media highlights the parties and glamorizes the excessive lifestyle of alcohol and drugs among our celebrities, it is a breath of fresh air to see that stories about some of our most talented individuals who owe a piece of their success to staying free of alcohol and drugs. In a recent…

June, 2014- LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Senate Budget May Place Prevention Funds At Risk

The NC Senate’s budget proposal would direct the Program Evaluation Division (the General Assembly’s research arm) to study the pros and cons of diverting ABC Commission funds that presently go to DHHS for Substance Abuse Prevention efforts, and instead having those funds stay with the ABC Commission to fund a new youth alcohol use prevention…

NC Parent Resource Center Holds 10th Annual Conference on Prevention

The 10th Annual NC Parent Resource Center Conference, “Our Children. Our Communities. Our Future.” held May 13-14 attracted over 170 substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals, parents, and volunteers representing fifty of North Carolina’s counties. The opening session featured NC Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Dave…

Summer Festivals: What You Might Be Missing

By: Becky Catoe-Aikey, Charlotte Mecklenburg Drug Free Coalition Project Director With the budding of the Azaleas, Dogwoods, and Daffodils there also comes the bustle of summer festivals.   While festivals are most definitely fun family outings, there are hidden dangers.  In Charlotte alcohol is most always present and prevalent at public festivals.  Additionally, the University of…

Parent Resource Center Conference Presented the First Ever NC Marijuana Prevention Summit

The 9th Annual NC Parent Resource Center Conference, “Mobilizing to Fight Back: Harnessing the Power of Parents, Youth, and Providers”, was held May 14 – 15 at the Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh-Brownstone-University Hotel. The conference was presented by the NC Parent Resource Center at Families in Action in collaboration with the State’s Centers for Prevention…