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…

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…

Language Matters Mondays

“By using accurate, non-stigmatizing language, we can help break the stigma surrounding this disease so people can more easily access treatment, reach recovery, and live healthier lives.” – Michael Botticelli, Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Words have power. When we use clinically accurate, person-first language, we begin to…

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,…